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Grants

To provide support for the KTB affiliate network and the Keep Texas Recycling Rural Cooperative, we work with funders and corporate partners to provide grant opportunities for local projects.

Overview

Looking for extra financial help for your program or organization? Find support with our collection of grants and funding opportunities available to affiliates, cooperative members, and community organizations across Texas. There are also additional opportunities through our partners.

Texas Recycles Day Grant

Application Deadline: Thu, Oct 27, 2022 by 5 pm CST

Thanks to the generous support of Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, and in celebration of Texas Recycles Day, Keep Texas Beautiful is proud to announce the Texas Recycles Day Grants. This grant provides funding opportunities to help strengthen their existing recycling programs. This grant is open to Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates and Keep Texas Recycling members.

Projects that address the collection of PET and/or aluminium cans will be given special consideration.
Project Categories:
  • Education and Outreach
  • Improvement Projects
  • Infrastructure and Equipment
Made Possible By:
  • October 3, 2022: Grant applications open
  • October 27, 2022: Grant application and project summary must be received by KTB by 5 p.m. CT
  • November 15, 2022: Winners announced
  • March 31, 2023: Progress Report due
  • June 30, 2023: Projects must be complete and grant funds spent
  • August 31, 2023: Final report form must be received by KTB by 5 p.m. CT

Please note: By accepting funds for their project, grant applicants consent to complying with the criteria and deadlines, including completing the final report on time. Failure to do so will result in loss of KTB affiliate benefits and future grant participation.

Projects must be completed and funding spent by June 30, 2023. If total project costs exceed the grant amount, the project must be completed using other sources of funding or the funding must be returned to KTB.

Applicants must agree to submit a finalreport on their project by August 31, 2023 (see Timeline section for more details).

Project concepts could include, but are not limited to:
  • Implementation of a recycling program that accepts at least one post-consumer commodity.
  • Projects that improve recycling program efficiency and/or cost effectiveness.
  • Education and outreach projects with a focus on reducing contamination and improving material quality.
  • Education and outreach projects with a focus on specific recyclable commodities that have not otherwise been accepted for recycling and/or are hard-to-recycle.
  • Public-private collaborations to improve waste diversion in the community.
Funds my NOT be used for the following purposes:
  • Repayment of existing debt or obligations
  • Payment of organizational overhead
  • Legal fees
  • Loan or bank fees
  • Subsidization of existing contracts
  • Employee salaries & expenses
  • Land acquisition
  • Pass-through grants
  • Field Trips

Only fully completed applications submitted by the deadline, by eligible parties, and in compliance with application guidelines, will be considered.

Use of social media and pictures to promote grant activities is encouraged; grant recipient should use the KTB handles:

Facebook: @keeptxbeautiful @cocacolaswb
Twitter: @keeptxbeautiful @cocacolaswb
Instagram: @keeptxbeautiful @cocacolaswb

Eligible applicants are:
  • Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates in Good Standing or higher, and new KTB affiliates, and/or
  • Keep Texas Recycling Rural Cooperative Members

Special consideration will be given to communities that are members of both KTB and KTR.

If you have any questions about your affiliate status or membership in the KTR Rural Cooperative, please email programs@ktb.org.

Eligible applicants are:
  • Grant recipients must post 2 photos of their Texas Recycles Day Recycling Grant project to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and/or Twitter, tagging the following and including:
    • the hashtag #keeptexasrecycling
    • Keep Texas Beautiful – @keeptxbeautiful
    • Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages- @cocacolaswb
  • Contribute a brief summary to be used as a case study on the KTB website and in reports to KTB funders.
  • Grantees may be required to participate in a regional press event.
Application must be completed in its entirety and submitted online, with any applicable supporting documents attached.
  • All questions must be completed with adequate information and detail.
  • Please DO NOT submit materials that are not requested in the application or support your answer.
  • Applications must be submitted to KTB by Thursday, October 27, 2022 by 5 p.m. CT.
  • If additional information or clarification is needed questions will be sent out on November 7, 2022 with replies required by November 10, 2022.
  1. Please provide a brief description of the project this funding will support.
  2. What are the goals of your project? How will this project impact recycling in your community?
  3. Please provide an estimated itemized project budget. If you are not awarded the full amount of this request, how will the project be adapted? Would this funding be matched by the community or other funding sources?
  4. Provide an overview of the community’s needs this grant will be used to address, and describe your community’s existing recycling efforts.
  5. Please list the milestone steps needed to accomplish the goals and the expected timeline for the project.
  6. How will you promote and publicize this program in your community?How will financial support from Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages be noted?
  7. Will you partner with schools, nonprofit organizations, or other entities in the community?
  8. Will your project help fill a need in an under-served community
  9. How would you measure the success of this project and what are the key performance indicators?
  10. Describe the sustainability plan for this project. The three parts you should address are community sustainability, financial sustainability, and organizational sustainability of your project.

ZenWTR Waterway Cleanup Grants

Application Deadline: TBD

Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with ZenWTR is proud to announce the 2022 ZenWTR Waterway and Coastal Cleanup Grants to support beautification and cleanup projects that improve Texas waterways and water quality.

The 2022 ZenWTR Waterway and Coastal Cleanup Grants will provide selected affiliate communities with funding for cleanup, landscaping and/or general clean-up projects that impact waterways.  Funds should be used to support beautification and cleanup projects that impact Texas waterways or water quality including, but not limited to, rivers, beaches, lakes, creeks, and drainage systems.

Interested in Applying?

Green Bag Grants

2022 Grant Applications are now closed.

The Green Bag Grants, in association with H-E-B and Central Market, provide $25,000 in funding for KTB affiliates’ new and existing programs for beautification, litter prevention, recycling, sustainability, waste reduction, water conservation, and plastic bag recycling and reduction.

Grant Amount:

The minimum grant award is $500, and the maximum award is $3,000.

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Questions?
Project Categories:
  • Beautification/Community Greening
  • Litter Prevention
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability
  • Wildlife/Species Protection
  • Waste Reduction
  • Water Conservation
Made Possible By:
  • October 3, 2022: Grant applications open
  • September 12, 2022: Applications open
  • September 29, 2022: Application(s) must be received by KTB by 5 p.m. CT
  • October 28, 2022: Winners will be notified and grant funds distributed
  • July 21, 2023: Projects must be complete and grant funds spent
  • August 18, 2023: Final report form must be received by KTB

Please note: By accepting funds for their project, grant applicants consent to completing the final report on time. Failure to do so will result in loss of KTB affiliate benefits and future grant participation.

Evaluation Process

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges. All decisions made by the judges are final. Grant allocations will be determined by scope of service.

Projects must be completed and funding spent by July 21, 2023. If total project costs exceed grant amount, the project can be completed using other sources of funding. Please note, however, the project must be completed or the funding will need to be returned to KTB. Applicants must agree to submit a final report on their project by August 18, 2023 (see Timeline section for more details).

Project concepts could include, but are not limited to:
  • Education (formal/informal) and outreach
  • Implementation of programs
Funds my NOT be used for the following purposes:
  • Governmental or corporate recycling programs
  • Repayment of existing debt or obligations
  • Payment of organizational overhead
  • Legal fees
  • Loan or bank fees
  • Subsidization of existing contracts
  • Ongoing staff expenses
  • Pass-through grants
  • Field Trips
Special consideration for all awards will be given to projects that:
  • Involve schools, scouts, or other youth groups
  • Partner with local H-E-B store
  • Serve low-income or under-served populations

Eligible applicants are KTB affiliates in H-E-B/Central Market service areas with Gold Star, Silver Star or Good Standing affiliate status. While not a requirement, affiliates are strongly encouraged to partner with local schools, youth groups, H-E-B stores, recreational venues, government agencies and/or community organizations. Multiple projects in a community may be funded, but a separate application must be received for each distinct project.

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Past funded projects include:

  • Trail restoration
  • Outdoor learning facility at local school
  • Event recycling supplies
  • Native garden grant at local library

Check out some examples of past funded projects here.

Promotion Requirements

Only fully completed entries submitted on time, by eligible parties, and in compliance with the guidelines will be judged. Grantees may be required to participate in a regional press event.

Eligible applicants are:
  • Grant recipients must post 2 photos of their GBG program to Facebook and/or Twitter, tagging the
    following and including:

    • the hashtag #ktbgreenbaggrants and #HEBHelpingHere
    • Keep Texas Beautiful – @keeptxbeautiful
    • H-E-B/Central Market – @HEB
  • Contribute a brief summary, to be used on the Affiliate page of the KTB website
  • Application must be submitted through the specific online application form.
  • All questions on the application form online must be completed with adequate information and detail.
  • Please DO NOT submit materials that are not requested in the application. They will not be used in the judging process.
  • Applications must be submitted to KTB by Thursday, September 29, 2022 by 5 p.m. CT.

Dos Equis Waterways Cleanup Month Grant

Application Deadline: ?

Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with Dos Equis, is proud to announce the 2022 Dos Equis Waterways Cleanup Month Grants to support beautification and cleanup projects that improve Texas waterways and water quality.

The Dos Equis Waterways Cleanup Grants will provide selected affiliate communities with funding for cleanup, landscaping and/or general clean up projects that impact waterways. A minimum of five (5) affiliate projects will be chosen to receive a grant of $500-2500.

KTB will support affiliate communities with a marketing toolkit and also provide additional supplies, if needed for this project, including trash bags, face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Communities must have a plan in place to ensure their projects are safe and follow state and local COVID-19 guidelines.

Applicants and participants/volunteers must be 21+ years of age.
Made Possible By:

Rebuilding Texas Grants

When disaster strikes a member of our community, we want to work together to lend a helping hand. Resources and donations collected through the Rebuilding Texas Fund are granted to affiliate communities to rebuild and revitalize regions affected by natural disasters that cause widespread destruction and negatively impact the local economy. We will work together to support our mission to improve communities and lift each other up.

The Rebuilding Texas Fund was established in August 2017 by Keep Texas Beautiful to support our affiliate communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Resources and donations collected through the Fund are granted to affiliate communities through the Rebuilding Texas Grants to fund rebuilding and revitalization projects in areas affected by natural disaster and other intense destruction.

The Rebuilding Texas Grants will provide financial aid to affiliates who are hoping to undergo rebuilding or restoration projects such as:
  • Continuing cleanup and debris removal efforts
  • Replanting and rebuilding public spaces (parks, main street areas, trails, etc.)
  • Creating community through garden or trail projects
  • Replacing infrastructure that may have been damaged or lost (trash cans, park benches, safety railings, etc.)
  • Repairing damaged public property
  • Education initiatives for disaster preparedness or disaster debris management (workshops for public officials, public education and outreach campaign, etc.)
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