At a Glance

Application Open: September 1
Submission Deadline: November 15
Award Announcement: December 15

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.


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.


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.


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

  • 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.


BeaufortBeaufort County Solid Waste and Recycling$25,000
BerkeleyCity of Goose Creek$25,000
GreenvilleCity of Greenville – Dept. of Public Works Solid Waste$25,000
YorkCity of Rock Hill/Rock Hill Clean and Green$25,000
SpartanburgCity of Spartanburg$25,000
DorchesterDorchester County Public Works/Solid Waste$25,000
FairfieldFairfield County Public Works$25,000
BeaufortFriends of Garden Corner$12,500
GeorgetownGeorgetown County Environmental Services$25,000
LancasterGreater Indian Land Chamber of Commerce/
Lancaster County Stormwater
GreenwoodGreenwood County$25,000
JasperJasper County$25,000
SpartanburgKeep OneSpartanburg Beautiful$25,000
AllendaleSouthernCarolina Alliance$25,000
ChesterfieldTown of Cheraw$12,024
WilliamsburgTown of Kingstree$9,046
ChesterfieldTown of Patrick$12,500