We awarded Richmond Clean City Commission a $1,000 30 in Thirty grant for their litter prevention project. CCC sponsors programs that encourage citizens to clean their environment. Their goal is to support sustainable prevention and measurable reduction of litter within the Highland Park community. They will use their grant money to fund educational outreach materials, and to support clean ups in areas where there is already an excessive amount of litter.
Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $145,000 to 195 projects throughout the Commonwealth. This year, we partnered with Altria, Keep America Beautiful, and Deep Run Dance Marathon to make the program possible. Government, non-profit, civic, and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for 30 in Thirty grants for $500 to $2,000 describing how they plan to address Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Beautification in their communities.