Keep Manassas Beautiful has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $1,000 in the cigarette litter prevention category. Keep Manassas Beautiful strives to educate and engage residents to take responsibility for improving their community and environment through litter prevention, beautification and responsible recycling. With funding awarded by Keep Virginia Beautiful, their first Cigarette Litter Prevention Program will raise awareness of new littering ordinances and educate the public about the proper way to dispose of their cigarette litter. Volunteers will use vending trays to walk around and distribute portable ashtrays to drivers and visitors to bars and restaurants in Downtown Manassas, and at public events.
Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $1,000 describing how they plan to tackle an environmental concern in their community regarding Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Community Beautification. Since 2011, we have provided over $178,000 to fund 230 environmental projects and programs all across the Commonwealth, due to the generosity this year of our partners at Altria and Keep America Beautiful.