Litter Prevention Grant

Application Open: October 1
Submission Deadline: December 15
Award Announced: January TBD


All litter control organizations, government departments/organizations, non-profit organizations in South Carolina are eligible to apply for these funds. Priority will be given to groups who have not received a grant within the last two (2) fiscal years and those who partner with other volunteer organizations committed to litter reduction.

LEVELS OF FUNDING:             

The Litter Prevention Grant is a competitive grant that provides organizations up to $5,000 to develop successful anti-litter programs and activities at the local level.

Eligible grant activities may include any combination of the following:

  • Community involvement cleanups and awareness campaigns
  • Tarp campaigns
  • Illegal dumpsite remediation and removal
  • Supplies for large on-going litter cleanups (i.e. monthly cleanups, assign-a-highway, community service)
  • Heavy duty or OSHA materials for litter removal
  • Litter pickup safety signs
  • Conferences/Travel (up to $1,500)

In-Kind Donations:

  • Litter cleanup supplies
  • Tarps
  • Trash bags (PalmettoPride green bags)


2022 Grant Winners

Organization Award
Aiken County Adopt-A-Highway $    5,000.00
Beaufort County  $    5,000.00
City of Aiken $    2,717.00
City of Barnwell $    2,640.00
City of Sumter $    3,264.00
Congaree Riverkeeper $    2,500.00
County of Lexington $    5,000.00
Friends of the Reedy River $    5,000.00
Georgetown County Environmental Services $    5,000.00
Gills Creek Watershed Association $        850.00
Keep the Midlands Beautiful $    4,436.00
Keep the Midlands Beautiful $    4,436.00
Kershaw County Clean Community Commission $    2,400.00
Lancaster County Stormwater $    3,500.00
Palmetto Conservation Foundation (DBA Palmetto Trail) $    5,000.00
Port Royal Police Department $    1,200.00
Sustainable Midlands $    1,540.00
Town Batesburg Leesville $    4,400.00
Town of Summerville Code Enforcement $    2,839.00
Wellford Police Department $    5,000.00
York County Collection & Recycling $    5,000.00

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