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Lexington accepting applications for sustainable environment grants

Application deadline March 18

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2016) — The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works is accepting applications for sustainable environment grants. The grant is designed to improve and protect Lexington’s environmental health. Nonprofit organizations, including schools, churches, and neighborhood associations, can apply for up to $5,000 in support of creative, collaborative projects that have a positive environmental impact. Donated materials and volunteer hours can be used to meet the 50 percent match requirement.

UnknownEligible projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Litter cleanup
  • Invasive species removal
  • Illegal dumpsite cleanup and restoration
  • Placement of community trash receptacles
  • Tree planting
  • Streamside restoration
  • Storm drain art
  • Rain barrel workshop
  • Rain garden installation
  • Wildlife habitat development

Recipients will be selected by a review committee through a competitive process. The environmental and social benefits of the project will be considered, along with other criteria as described in the grant application packet.

This is a reimbursement grant. Funds will not be distributed to the grant recipient until the project is complete, and the final report is submitted and approved. Final reports are due no later than May 31, 2017.

Applications must be postmarked or submitted to the department’s office by 4:30 p.m. on March 18. No exceptions will be made. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

More information and application materials are available at www.livegreenlexington.com