Montgomery County Solid Waste District Opens 2021 Beautification Grant Application

DAYTON, OH (January 11, 2021) – The Montgomery County Solid Waste District, a division of Montgomery County Environmental Services, is now accepting applications for the 2021 Beautification Grant. The grant is offered through Keep Montgomery County Beautiful (KMCB), a Keep America Beautiful affiliate.

KMCB Beautification Grants promote community involvement and pride. The grants are open to 501(c)3 agencies, previous Montgomery County Solid Waste District grant recipients, graffiti abatement initiatives, community garden projects and many other community action groups.

KMCB offers up to $1,000 per project. Application criteria encourages the use of native and drought-tolerant plants, as well as increased community, volunteer and youth involvement. Further rating criteria is outlined in the grant application, which can be located at https://www.mcohio.org/KMCB%20grant%202021.pdf.

Montgomery County established the KMCB Beautification Grant in 2010 and has since provided nearly $170,000 in funding to 236 projects. In 2020, KMCB funded 24 projects.

For more information or to fill out a 2021 application, please contact KMCB Executive Director Chris Hoffman at (937) 781-3064, HoffmanC@mcohio.org, or visit www.mcswd.org. The application deadline is March 12, 2021.

About Montgomery County Environmental Services

Montgomery County Environmental Services provides water and water reclamation (sewer) services to 80,000 customers, and solid waste and recycling services to 525,000 citizens in Montgomery County, Ohio. The department offers educational outreach programs for local schools, communities, and businesses that want to learn more about conservation and sustainability in the Miami Valley region. For more information, visit www.mcohio.org/departments/environmental_services/, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Nextdoor.

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