Funding Available for Community Beautification

The Montgomery County Solid Waste District is now accepting applications for the 2017 Beautification Grant program, offered through Keep Montgomery County Beautiful(KMCB), to promote volunteerism and community beautification in Montgomery County.

KMCB offers up to $1,000 in funding per project. Projects may include graffiti abatement and community gardens, as eligible for funding. KMCB funded 27 projects last year.

The grant application rating criteria include the use of native and drought-tolerant plants, maintenance and sustainability, and community and volunteer involvement.  Youth involvement is highly encouraged. Further rating criteria is outlined in the grant application.

For more information or to get an application, please contact Barb Asberry at (937) 781-3062 or visit www.kmcbohio.org. The deadline for applications is March 17, 2017.

The Montgomery County Solid Waste District established the KMCB Beautification Grant in 2010. Since inception, the grant program has provided nearly $83,000 in funding to 143 projects throughout Montgomery County.

About the Montgomery County Solid Waste District

The Montgomery County Solid Waste District is an innovative collaboration between all of the jurisdictions in Montgomery County, who came together to manage solid waste and recycling for their citizens in a responsible and environmentally-sound manner. The District members include: Butler Township, City of Brookville, City of Centerville, City of Clayton, City of Dayton, City of Englewood, City of Huber Heights, City of Kettering, City of Miamisburg, City of Moraine, City of Oakwood, City of Riverside, City of Trotwood, City of Union, City of Vandalia, City of West Carrolton, Clay Township, German Township, Harrison Township, Jackson Township, Jefferson Township, Miami Township, Perry Township, Village of Farmersville, Village of Germantown, Village of New Lebanon, Village of Phillipsburg and Washington Township.

About Montgomery County Environmental Services

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Services provides trash disposal, recycling, drinking water distribution, and wastewater treatment to the citizens of Montgomery County. The department also offers educational outreach to local schools, communities, and businesses that want to learn more about conservation and sustainability in the Miami Valley region.