BATON ROUGE, LA- — Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB), the state’s non-profit organization dedicated to litter prevention and waste reduction, is now accepting grant applications for its 2011 KLB Healthy Communities Grants Program. The deadline to apply for funding from the organization is Aug. 31. KLB awarded close to $200,000 in grants to groups around the state in 2010. Grant applications can be submitted via the KLB website and awards will be announced Sept. 12.
The KLB Grants Program is designed to help community organizations, governmental agencies, and educational groups implement projects with a specific focus on litter abatement through community education, recycling programs, enforcement and more. All grantees are required to participate in the annual Great American Cleanup held March through May each year or in America Recycles Day, held on November 15th each year.
To learn more about the KLB Healthy Communities Grant Program, two technical assistance conference calls are available in August for interested grant applicants. Visit www.keeplouisianabeautiful.org  for more submission information.
“We believe in the power of even a small group of Louisianans who are interested in being proactive with helping keep Louisiana beautiful,” said Leigh Harris, KLB Executive Director. “We encourage community, religious, service and educational groups to apply through our grants program to receive funding to support the anti-litter projects in their communities.”
A complete list of guidelines, terms and conditions and eligibility requirements, as well as application information are available on the KLB website – www.keeplouisianabeautiful.org . http://www.keeplouisianabeautiful.org