Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful announce the availability of School Beautification Grants for Fall 2015. The committee for Beautification and Community Greening has established mini-grants in celebration of National Planting Day. Beautification grants may range from a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $250.
Public and private schools in the Dalton, Ga. and Whitfield County area are invited to apply for funding that can help implement a project related to planting native plants. A school club, a single classroom, whole grade level or the entire school can organize projects.
National Planting Day is celebrated annually by Keep America Beautiful in the fall as an opportunity to encourage volunteers to plant native species restoring ecological balance to the environment while creating greener, more beautiful communities. Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful is making these grants available to improve the visual aspects of our community through projects that beautify and clean the environment.
"Knowing that children play a very important part in making this happen we want them to reap the benefits by participating in a project for their very own school. Beautification projects could include establishing or supporting a school garden, planting flowers in an outdoor space, or using plants for educational purposes," officials said.
Grant applications must be submitted online no later than Friday, Sept. 4 at www.KeepDaltonWhitfieldBeautiful.org using the form on the Beautification page.
For questions regarding the form or any aspects of a proposed project call executive director Liz Swafford at 706-278-5001. Grant winners will be announced Sept. 17. Projects must be completed by Dec. 4 and a project summery is to be submitted by Dec. 15.