Increased Funding Available for Community Beautification

The Montgomery County Solid Waste District is pleased to announce the 2014 Beautification Grant program, offered through Keep Montgomery County Beautiful (KMCB) to promote volunteerism and community beautification in Montgomery County.

This year, successful grant applicants are eligible to receive up to $1,000 for their project, compared to $500 offered in previous years. Additionally, graffiti abatement and community garden projects are now eligible for funding.

Factors such as the use of native and drought-tolerant plants, maintenance and sustainability, and community and volunteer involvement will be part of the rating criteria. Youth involvement is highly encouraged. Further rating criteria is outlined in the grant application.

For more information or to get an application, please contact Brian Fowls at (937) 224-8831 or visit www.kmcbohio.org. The deadline for applications is March 14, 2014.

The Montgomery County Solid Waste District established the KMCB Beautification Grant in 2010. The district provides waste disposal services for Montgomery County and surrounding counties. The district also offers outreach programs about recycling, waste reduction, and litter prevention to Montgomery County schools, communities, and businesses.

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.

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