Rebuilding Texas Grants
Congrats to our 2018 Grant Winners
A year after Hurricane Harvey, Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), in partnership with Keep America Beautiful, awarded grants to nine affiliate communities in Texas to continue to rebuild and restore their public spaces after the destruction caused by the storm. With contributions from Waste Management, Revolver Brewing and Chevron, as well as generous individual donors, KTB created the Rebuilding Texas Grants program to support restoration projects and long-term recovery efforts in the affected communities.
The winning communities are:
Keep Aransas County Beautiful
Summary of grant project funded: Land cleanup response team cargo trailer and beautification of Rockport-Fulton highway welcome signs at 2 locations
Keep Aransas Pass Beautiful
Summary of grant project funded: Restoration of Newbury Park, including repairing/replacing irrigation systems, edging material, vegetation, trimming trees, replacing park bench and picnic benches, and replacing signage.
Keep Cuero Beautiful
Summary of grant project funded: Restoration of trees and landscaping at Cuero Municipal Park
Keep Friendswood Beautiful
Summary of grant project funded: Median restoration – cleanup of medians and cost of sod for replanting on FM 2351
Keep Jasper Beautiful
Summary of grant project funded: New recycling bins and pavilion repairs at Sandy Creek Park and Nature Trail
Keep Lake Jackson Beautiful
Summary of grant project funded: Restoring the Xeriscape and compost park in Lake Jackson
Keep Seabrook Beautiful
Summary of grant project funded: Replanting and restoration of palm trees on the Main Street Gateway to Seabrook
Keep Sugar Land Beautiful
Summary of grant project funded: Replanting and restoration of Brazos River Park and Sugar Land Memorial Park
Keep Weston Lakes Beautiful
Summary of grant project funded: Restoration and beautification of Pecan Park
Thank you to everyone who has helped support this program and our deserving affiliate community winners.
Stay tuned for future grant project updates from our winners.
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.)
Thank you to all of our Rebuilding Texas Fund Donors