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Lexington sustainability grants available

Awarded for up to $5,000

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 22, 2015) — Lexington’s Sustainability Grant program, designed to collaboratively and creatively improve Lexington’s environmental health, is being expanded to include art projects. The grants underwrite creative projects that get people thinking about stormwater, energy conservation, recycling and other environmental issues.

A community garden grant project awarded to New Beginning Church of God in Christ.

The grant amount has been increased to $5,000 and eligibility requirements have been expanded to include all 501c3 nonprofit organizations. Public and private schools, neighborhood and homeowner associations, and churches can also apply.

Grants are available for:

  • Rain gardens
  • Art related projects
  • 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.