Keep New Orleans Beautiful Monthly Meeting
Monday, Sept 23, 2013
Norman Mayer Library
3001 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70122
Keep New Orleans Beautiful is a network of local organizations & individuals working on recycling, litter reduction and neighborhood beautification. We are affiliated with the national non-profit Keep American Beautiful. Meetings are open to the public and new members are welcome.
–Welcome & Introductions
–Keeping good standing with Keep America Beautiful (Requirements/Reporting Events/Community Appearance Index)
–Facebook/Website/Twitter sites created by Charlie London . See links below.
–Healthy Louisiana Grant. Grant of $1750 received for litter pickup signage and supplies.
–Issue of Bayou St John abandoned boats
–Issue of Bandit signs (Ken Ducote)
–Announcements from Partner Organizations
Links to the new sites:
Announcements from Keep America Beautiful:
America Recycles Day (ARD)
Online event registration is now open at www.americarecyclesday.org for local organizers to schedule events in their communities and gain access to valuable resources to plan, promote and host events. America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), takes place annually on November 15, recognizes the benefits of recycling while providing an educational platform that helps raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling – every day – all throughout the year. Join us on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 2:00-3:00 pm EST for a one hour overview of America Recycles Day 2013. Space is limited, register here today!
External Grant Opportunities
Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation is now accepting applications for K-12 Public School Improvement projects. For the 2013-14 school year, the foundation will give priority to basic necessities, with a preference for funding requests that have a permanent impact, such as facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor) as well as landscaping/cleanup projects. Projects that encourage parent involvement and help build stronger community spirit are encouraged. Grant money cannot be used to pay for memorials, stipends, salaries, artists in residence, field trips, scholarships or third-party funding.
- Eligibility: Any individual public K-12 school or non-profit parent group associated with that public K-12 school is eligible to apply. Parent groups that are applying (PTO, PTA, etc.) must have an independent EIN and official 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. Groups that do not have a 501(c)(3) status must apply through their school. Pre-schools are not eligible.
- Funding: Between $2,000 and $5,000 per school is available. Lowe’s will donate up to $5 million to schools and school parent-teacher groups at as many as 1,000 different schools during the school year.
- Deadline: October 15, 2013
The Whole Kids Foundation and FoodCorps have collaborated to develop the School Garden Grant Program which is now accepting applications. This program supports school garden projects that help students learn about complex topics such as nutrition and health, sustainability and conservation, food systems and community awareness.
- Eligibility: Applicants must be a nonprofit K-12 school (public, private, or charter) and/or a 501(c)(3) organization that is developing or currently maintaining a garden project on school grounds that will engage children with fresh fruits and vegetables. Garden projects may be at any stage of development (planning, construction, or operation).
- Funding: Grants will provide $2,000 for projects lasting a year and will be limited to one per school.
- Deadline: October 31, 2013
- Contact: Whole Kids Foundation
550 Bowie St, Austin, TX 78703
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