Applications being accepted for Fayette County sustainability grants

Applications being accepted for Fayette County sustainability grants

Deadline to apply is March 1

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 28, 2015) — Grants applications are being accepting in Fayette County for the 2015 Sustainability Grant. The grant, worth up to $5,000, has been expanded to include all 501c3 nonprofit organizations. Public and private schools, neighborhood and homeowner associations, and churches can also apply.

livegreenThe city’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works is providing the grants to collaboratively and creatively improve Lexington’s environmental health.

Grants are available for a wide range of projects including:

  • Rain gardens
  • Green roofs
  • Community gardens
  • Streamside restoration
  • Recycling programs
  • Beautification projects (outside only)
  • Rain barrel projects
  • Cleanup and restoration of illegal dumpsites
  • Litter projects
  • Planting of street trees
  • Other projects that are determined to improve the environmental health of the community and meet the principles of sustainability.

Each grant requires a 50 percent match, which can be materials, in-kind services or a combination of both. In-kind matches may include items such as documented use of vehicles or machinery or meals served to volunteers. Documentation must be provided on the value of all in-kind supplies, materials and services.

Applications must be postmarked or submitted to the department’s office by 4:30 p.m. on March 1. For more information contact Louise Caldwell-Edmonds at (859) 425-2800 or [email protected].