We awarded the Town of Richlands a $1,000 30 in Thirty grant for their Cigarette Litter Prevention Project. The Town of Richlands recently passed a no smoking ordinance in public buildings. The goal is to limit smoking in the seven public building access areas, and five town recreation facilities. They plan to use their grant to provide ashtrays, cigarette butt receptacles, and signs encouraging smokers to use the no smoking areas and to properly dispose of their cigarette butts.
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. 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.