At a Glance

Application Open: September 1
Submission Deadline: November 15
Award Announcement: January 5

Maximum Award: $10,000
Eligible Applicants: The grant is open to counties, municipalities, KAB affiliates and community/youth groups.

Questions? Contact PalmettoPride Grant Program Manager Sherryl Jenkins.

Eligibility

All litter control organizations, government departments/organizations, KAB affiliates and community/youth organizations in South Carolina with the ability to supervise and administer payment for litter pickup 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. Applicants must provide a litter pickup plan including a full budget and complete all required grant reports. PalmettoPride reserves the right to reject all proposals and not award any grant funds under this solicitation. Failure to follow the directions outlined in the application guidelines will result in the application not being considered for funding.

Funding

The Litter Crew Grant is a competitive grant that provides funding of up to $10,000 to pay for litter removal crews. The governing organization should prioritize municipal maintained roads that would be unsafe for volunteers, roads that require routine maintenance, as needed, and hot spots. PalmettoPride maintains that litter prevention is best, but pickup is an important part of litter prevention. Routine pickup helps to reduce litter on the roads and to foster community pride.

The Litter Crew Grant will be for one year, with targeted start date of January 15. Special requests will be taken on an as is basis.

Requirements

PalmettoPride requires that recipients use these funds to implement a litter prevention campaign in their counties if there is not one already. PalmettoPride can assist in this part of the program upon request.

Litter Crew Grant Reports

How to access report forms

  • Monthly Pickup Report  – 1st Friday of every month
  • Final Summary and Expenditures Report – December 15

Spartanburg Litter Heroes

With grant funding from PalmettoPride, the Litter Hero Program is a 90-day pilot created by the City of Spartanburg, OneSpartanburg Inc., Spartanburg County, and a wide range of homeless service providers that will employ up to four individuals who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability as part of a litter crew working in Spartanburg County.

2024 GRANT RECIPIENTS

CountyOrganizationAward
CalhounCalhoun County$10,000
BarnwellCity of Barnwell$10,000
GreenvilleCity of Fountain Inn Public Works$10,000
YorkCity of Rock Hill/Rock Hill Clean & Green$10,000
SumterCity of Sumter$10,000
DorchesterDorchester County Public Works/Solid Waste$10,000
FairfieldFairfield County Public Works$10,000
BeaufortFriends of Garden Corner$10,000
GeorgetownGeorgetown County Environmental Services$10,000
LancasterIndian Land Green$10,000
AllendaleKeep Allendale County Beautiful$6,436
GeorgetownKeep Georgetown Beautiful$10,000
JasperKeep Jasper County Beautiful$10,000
SpartanburgKeep OneSpartanburg Beautiful$10,000
LexingtonKeep the Midlands Beautiful $5,000
RichlandKeep the Midlands Beautiful$5,000
ChesterfieldTown of McBee$10,000
ChesterfieldTown of Patrick$10,000
WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County$10,000