To engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment.

30 in 30 Green Grants Program


Our 30 in 30 Green Grant program is designed to empower groups all across Virginia to make an environmental impact in their own communities.  To honor our commitment to the Commonwealth, Keep Virginia Beautiful funds thirty grant recipients, announced one each day in the month of June. These grants are awarded to schools, parks, counties and towns, environmental groups, associations, nonprofits, and service organizations in four different categories:  Community Beautification, Cigarette Litter Prevention, Litter Prevention, and Recycling.

Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided $230,000 for 290 different projects throughout the state.  Follow THIS LINK to see all of our 2019 Green Grant Winners!

Online applications for a Green Grant will be accepted each April during Earth Month.  A panel of expert judges reviews the applications in May, and awards for “30 in 30 Green Grants” recipients are announced one each day in the month of June on social media and this website.

New this year:  there is a separate application for each Green Grants category.  Please read each of the categories below to choose the one that matches the project or program that your group is planning.  Then click on the link to the application for that specific category.

  • Community Beautification    *Apply for a Beautification Grant HERE
    The purpose of this grant is to support beautification efforts within Virginia’s communities.  Grants are awarded to schools, parks, communities, government or nonprofit entities, or other groups in Virginia who create projects or programs that beautify and benefit the community.  Funding will support community gardens, restoring vacant lots, graffiti abatement, placemaking, and revitalization projects.


  • Cigarette Litter Prevention   *Apply for a Cigarette Litter Prevention Grant HERE
    Cigarette butts account for over 30% of all U.S. roadway litter and storm drain litter.  Grants are awarded for projects that include public education and awareness of the issue of cigarette litter, placing ash receptacles at transition points (such as entrances to public buildings), and/or distributing pocket or portable ashtrays to adult smokers.  Learn more about Cigarette Litter Prevention.


  • Litter Prevention    *Apply for a Litter Prevention Grant HERE
    Grants are awarded to parks, communities, government or nonprofit entities, or other groups that implement programs in Virginia to reduce litter. Funding will support educational outreach material, waste reduction, and cleanup events. The purpose of these grants is to support sustainable prevention and a measurable reduction of litter in Virginia.


  • Recycling    *Apply for a Recycling Grant HERE
    The purpose of the grant is to promote waste reduction and a measurable increase in reuse and recycling.  Grants are awarded to schools, parks, communities, government or nonprofit entities, or other groups that implement or expand programs to reduce waste and increase recycling in Virginia.  Funding will support educational outreach materials, receptacles, and recycling or repurposing events.


We appreciate the generosity of our sponsors for their support of this initiative!