REPORTING DEADLINES

The organization will provide to the following reports:

  1. Monthly Status Update due the 1st Friday of every month
  2. Litter Index Survey & Mid-year Progress report due within 6 months of receiving the grant award
  3. Final Summary and Expenditures due within 12 months of receiving the grant award

Failure to submit required reports shall disqualify the recipient for future grants.


Help us ensure we have all of the most up to date information about your affiliate! Please submit this form anytime there are changes within your organization. 

Let us know about your upcoming events! We just need some basic information to help make sure your event is successful from our end. Need more from us? Just let us know! 

Please use this form to track your affiliate training credit hours. 

Final Summary and Expenditures report is due no later than November 30.

All supportive documentation should be included as follows:

  • Expense receipts or purchase orders.
  • Before and after photos.  
  • Copies of all related newspaper articles.
  • All letters of commendation and other related documents.

Failure to submit required reports or to fulfill your proposed grant obligations shall disqualify the grantee for future grants and allows PalmettoPride the right to request items and/or financial reimbursement of the amount granted.    

REPORTING DEADLINES

The organization will provide to the following reports:

  1. Monthly Status Update due the 1st Friday of every month
  2. Litter Index Survey & Mid-year Progress report due within 6 months of receiving the grant award
  3. Final Summary and Expenditures due within 12 months of receiving the grant award

Failure to submit required reports shall disqualify the recipient for future grants. 

Final Summary and Expenditures report is due no later than December 31.       

All supportive documentation should be included as follows:

  • Expense receipts or purchase orders.
  • Before and after photos.  
  • Copies of all related newspaper articles.
  • All letters of commendation and other related documents.

Failure to submit required reports or to fulfill your proposed grant obligations shall disqualify the grantee for future grants and allows PalmettoPride the right to request items and/or financial reimbursement of the amount granted.   

Mid-Year Progress report is due no later than June 30

Failure to submit required reports or to fulfill your proposed grant obligations shall disqualify the grantee for future grants and allows PalmettoPride the right to request items and/or financial reimbursement of the amount granted.  





Final Summary and Expenditures report is due no later than September 30

All supportive documentation should be included as follows:

  • Before and after photos.
  • Copies of all related newspaper articles.
  • All letters of commendation and other related documents.


Failure to submit required reports or to fulfill your proposed grant obligations shall disqualify the grantee for future grants and allows PalmettoPride the right to request items and/or financial reimbursement of the amount granted.  







REPORTING DEADLINES

The organization will provide to the following reports:

  1. Monthly Status Update due the 1st Friday of every month
  2. Litter Index Survey & Mid-year Progress report due within 6 months of receiving the grant award
  3. Final Summary and Expenditures due within 12 months of receiving the grant award

Failure to submit required reports or to fulfill your proposed grant obligations shall disqualify the grantee for future grants and allows PalmettoPride the right to request items and/or financial reimbursement of the amount granted.  







The Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest organized annual cleanup, beautification and community improvement program. It is held every year during the month of March through May. The Great American Cleanup is a platform for a wide range of initiatives embraced by Keep America Beautiful’s mission, such as: litter pickups, litter prevention  education, recycling drives, graffiti removal, beautification and community improvement projects. 

Reporting deadline:  June 15

All supportive documentation should be included as follows:

  • Before and after photos.  
  • Copies of all related newspaper articles.
  • All letters of commendation and other related documents.

Failure to submit required reports or to fulfill your proposed grant obligations shall disqualify the grantee for future grants and allows PalmettoPride the right to request items and/or financial reimbursement of the amount granted.   

South Carolina Litter Control Association is an organization dedicated to the cause of litter reduction in the state of South Carolina through education and enforcement efforts.

Our mission is to support and actively promote membership to all professionals engaged in litter control work and to anyone interested in the cause of litter control and to be the voice for strict enforcement of all litter laws.

Did you know for every additional cigarette receptacle, the littering rate for cigarette butts decreases 9%?  When asked, a majority of smokers said they would properly dispose of their butts if suitable receptacles were available. Keep South Carolina Beautiful requests your help in finding locations to place FREE cigarette litter bins to provide opportunities for adult smokers to dispose of their cigarette butts properly.

Requirements:

  • Install the cigarette litter bin(s) in an accessible place (e.g., outside entrance to retail location, or transition point where adult smokers commonly dispose of cigarette butts). Hardware is included to mount each receptacle.
  • Maintain litter stand(s) (e.g., regularly empty cigarette butts into garbage).

Please follow instructions to help us ensure we have up to date information for the Adopt-A-Highway program. 

Fill out the information below within one week after your pickup in order to receive credit for your efforts. Your participation cannot be credited until this information is received. 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

The 2021 SC Litter Control Association/Keep South Carolina Beautiful Annual Conference will be held at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes on September 8 - 10, 2021. The full conference registration fee is $185.00 and includes all breaks, award luncheon and annual individual membership dues. Payment may be made by ACH, cash, check or credit card.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

8400 Costa Verde Drive

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

800.228.9290

GROUP RATE STANDARD ROOM: $139.00

Rooms can be reserved by calling (800) 228-9290. Be sure to ask for the SC Litter Control Association group block. You may also make your reservations online at: Room Reservations

Space is limited, so reservations must be made by Friday, February 5, 2021, after which time the room rate is not guaranteed.

The above rates apply three days before and three days after the event based on availability. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, currently 13% in effect at the time of check - in, as well as a discounted daily resort fee of $5.00 plus 9% tax.  Valet parking is currently available for $18.00 plus 9% tax per car per night. 

Guaranteed Reservations

All reservation requests will require a one (1) night's guarantee that will be refundable only if the reservation is canceled at least seven (7) days prior to arrival date.

Cancellation Policy

The Myrtle Beach Marriott has a 7-day group cancellation policy. Group attendees have up to 7 days prior to their arrival to cancel/modify existing reservations. Any changes made after this point will result in a charge of one (1) night’s room and tax.
 

SC LITTER CONTROL SESSIONS

Wednesday, September 8

2:00 PM      Roundtable: Dealing with Illegally Dumped Tires

During this joint session, you will hear from enforcement officers, affiliates, and members of DHEC concerning issues of illegally dumped tires across the state. You will find out differences from county to county and city to city. Bring your questions to ask those presenting.

3:05 PM      Gangs, Graffiti, & Street Level Drugs

Urban street–gang involvement in drug trafficking and violent crime is becoming increasingly widespread. Not just in large cities, but in suburban areas and small towns as well. This one-hour block of instruction will provide a foundation for understanding the diverse nature of gangs, the problem they pose and the harm they cause, and two analytical models of addressing gang related problems.

4:05 PM      Executive Board Meeting

Thursday, September 9

8:30 AM      Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)

Crisis Intervention Training is a training program for law enforcement officers to learn how to respond safely and quickly to people with serious mental illness in crisis. Officers learn to recognize the signs of psychiatric distress and how to de-escalate a crisis, avoiding officer injuries, consumer deaths, and tragedy for the community, as well as linking people with appropriate treatment.

10:35 AM      De-escalation

Police reformers are pushing for more de-escalation training. This will be a one-hour open discussion concerning de-escalation training, the challenges we face as law enforcement officers and possible ways to de-escalate situations to overcome non-compliance in today’s society

12:00 PM      Awards Luncheon

Join us as we recognize the outstanding litter and beautification achievements of individuals and organizations in the areas of enforcement, awareness, and community service.

2:00 PM      Officer Safety

The goal of this session is to provide relevant, high quality, potentially lifesaving information to law enforcement officers focusing on why an incident occurred, as opposed to what occurred during the incident, with hopes of preventing future incidents. We will discuss the Three-Tire approach to promote officer safety.

3:00 PM      Zero Tolerance for Litter

This session will explain what the Zero Tolerance for Litter campaign is all about, as well as how and why your agency should be involved.

4:30 PM      Field Cameras: Somebody’s Watching You

This session will cover some of the current types of cameras being used in the field. The question is in your county does illegal dumper’s feel like someone is always watching them? If not, they should

Friday, September 10

9:00 AM      Annual Business Meeting


KEEP SC BEAUTIFUL SESSIONS

Wednesday, September 8

9:30 AM       Welcome & Updates

10:00 AM      Learning to Say, “No”

Learning to say no in the affiliate world might seem like the sure way to lose volunteers, lose funding, lose everything. However, to stay focused on your mission, learning to say, “no” could be the best thing to ever happen to your affiliate.

10:35 AM      Affiliate Presentations

Local affiliates throughout South Carolina volunteer 5 to 7 minutes to share how they have spent grant funds from Keep South Carolina Beautiful to fulfill this mission and KAB Requirements. From cleanups, plantings, board retention, successes, and failures – be prepared to learn it all.

1:00 PM      Educating in a COVID-19 World

Listen as members of the KSCB Education Committee present ways you can work with and in schools despite the issues of COVID-19.

2:00 PM      Roundtable: Dealing with Illegally Dumped Tires

During this joint session, you will hear from enforcement officers, affiliates, and members of DHEC concerning issues of illegally dumped tires across the state. You will find out differences from county to county and city to city. Bring your questions to ask those presenting.

3:05 PM      Strategic Planning – 1 to 5 Years

If you are an affiliate that’s been around 5 minutes or 25 years, having a plan is what will determine your success. In this session, you will learn about how to plan for the low hanging fruit, how to reach your long-term goals and how to utilize the KSCB Annual Support Grant to make it all happen.

Thursday, September 9

8:30 AM      Bringing Your Community to the Table

In today’s world, we deal with diversity more than ever, but how do we bring everyone to the table and achieve our mission? During this session you’ll learn how to bring all volunteers, stakeholders, and many others to join you on a quest to keep a clean, green and beautiful community.

9:35 AM      Affiliate Ideas – Roundtable Sharing

Are you stuck and no idea what to do? Volunteer your affiliate for a session of, “What I would do.” During this session, a few lucky affiliates will very briefly present their affiliate to the group. Information will include the affiliate’s region, the strengths, and its weaknesses. Then, affiliates in the room will share ideas on what kinds of programs, events, and workshops they would have and/or what resources they would try to tap into if they were in the hot seat.

10:30 AM      Branding Your Affiliate

How do you appropriately brand your affiliate to meet all the needs of your community? We will look at a few affiliates who have volunteered for the session as example. We will use these affiliates to show how you can easily rebrand yourselves to match the needs of your community.

12:00 PM      Awards Luncheon

Join us as we recognize the outstanding litter and beautification achievements of individuals and organizations in the areas of enforcement, awareness, and community service.

2:00 PM      Volunteer Retention with Social Media

Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms, but you are still not gaining volunteers? Your aim is high, but your reach is low. Learn how to use social media to gain and keep volunteers.

3:10 PM      RecycleRightSC Update

Join this session to find out what is going on with recycling and what the pandemic is doing for commodities in South Carolina. Bring your questions because Richard has the answers.

4:10 PM      Time Management with Multiple Hats

Bring your calendars, bring your schedules, bring your to-do list. We are showing you how to effectively use your time at work to keep all those hats you wear in order.

4:50 PM      Affiliate Group Project

Surprise, surprise, surprise – it is an affiliate group project!

Friday, September 10

9:35 AM      Affiliate Roundtable Discussion

Bring it to the table and you will see what happens.

10:35 AM     2022 Conference Schedule

Plan for the 2022 KSCB Conference & KAB Conference. From topics, presentations and more, we are getting it done!


Purpose of Grant

The Litter Task Force Grant is a competitive grant that provides funding of up to $20,000 to pay for a part-time litter control officer, dedicated to enforcing state and local litter laws. This grant is a pilot program coordinated by PalmettoPride for the sole purpose of providing assistance to county governments to help enforce state and local litter laws. Grant recipients will have the option to receive funds for two years provided they fulfill the obligations of the grant. 

The grant funds will be dispersed bi-annually dependent upon activities and success of the officer in enforcing state and local litter laws. Recipients will initially receive a check for $10,000.  This reflects the first installment of a $20,000 total grant award.  The remaining $10,000 will be remitted in six months based upon review of your grant reports. Grant recipients can receive funds for two-years if requirements of the grant are met and a reduction of litter is measurable. 

PalmettoPride is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to reducing litter and encouraging beautification efforts in South Carolina. To achieve these goals, the organization focuses on four essential areas — enforcement; education; awareness; and pickup. 

Eligible Applicants

The grant is open to county governments and Sheriff’s Departments, depending on where the officer will be housed. Priority will be given to counties that do not currently have any enforcement officers dedicated to litter control. 

Prior grant recipients who are not in compliance with other PalmettoPride grant requirements will be deemed ineligible to receive funds. 

Application Submission Process

A governing body, such as County Council or Sheriff’s Department, may administer grant funding. 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.

Grant Period

The Litter Task Force Grant is awarded for an initial one year term with possibility of a second year, depending on compliance with grant requirements. 

Use of Grant Funds 

The purpose of this grant is to reduce litter in your county by increasing litter tickets and fines collected and/or community service issued. 

Grant Reports and Requirements

 The organization will provide to the following reports:

  1. Monthly Status Update due the 1st Friday of every month
  2. Litter Index Survey & Mid-Year Progress report due within 6 months of receiving the grant award
  3. Final Summary and Expenditures due within 12 months of receiving the grant award


    Questions regarding the PalmettoPride Litter Task Force Grant should be directed to:
    Sherryl Jenkins, Grants Coordinator
    (877) 725-7733 or sjenkins@palmettopride.org

Zero Tolerance for Litter Campaign - PalmettoPride, in partnership with the SC Litter Control Association, promotes a “Zero Tolerance for Litter” campaign every year. The event is designed to encourage all law enforcement agencies to target littering, uncovered loads, and illegal dumping. The campaign also educates the public that littering is a crime with costly penalties.  Through combining the resources of state, local, and nonprofit organizations; this operation will be conducted on any 3 days in the month of April throughout the entire state for the sole purpose of improving the quality of life in South Carolina.  

Submission deadline for all enforcement related reports are as follows: 

DUE DATE                  REPORT                                                  TOTAL NUMBERS FOR

April 15                        1st Quarter                                               Jan – March

May 15                         Zero Tolerance for Litter Campaign      April

August 15                    2nd Quarter                                             May – July

November 15              3rd Quarter                                              Aug – Oct

December 31              4th Quarter                                              Nov – Dec


Purpose of Grant

The Edisto River Adopt-A-Landing Grant is a competitive grant that provides organizations with funds to develop successful anti-litter programs and enforcement activities at the local level, with the ultimate goal of changing littering behavior. This grant will only pay for projects that help with cleanup, litter enforcement and litter awareness at public boat landings along the Edisto River. The grant will not pay recurring expenses.

This grant is made possible by joint partnerships between PalmettoPride, Keep South Carolina Beautiful, Walther Farms, Keep America Beautiful, and PhillipMorrisUSA. 

PalmettoPride is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization committed to reducing litter and encouraging beautification efforts in South Carolina. To achieve these goals, the organization focuses on four essential areas — enforcement, education, awareness, and pickup. The Edisto River Adopt-A-Landing Grant program is an integral part of PalmettoPride’s and its partners’ grassroots initiative.

Eligible Applicants

All litter control organizations, government organizations, and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for these funds which are specifically for public boat landings located within the Edisto River Basin in South Carolina. Priority will be given to groups who partner with volunteer organizations committed to changing behavior related to littering. Special consideration will be given to applications installing cigarette ash receptacles in addition to monofilament bins. 

Grant Period

The Edisto River Adopt-A-Landing Grants will be available online at www.palmettopride.org beginning August 15, 2018. This grant has a rolling deadline, with reports due quarterly. The adoption period spans over two-years, and supplies can be replenished as long as the adopting group continues to follow the stipulations of the grant agreement.
 

Use of Grant Funds

Some eligible grant activities may include any combination of the following:

· Kayaks with safety supplies and materials

· Trash Cans (Maintenance Plan Required)

· Other items as approved to help with the cleanup and litter enforcement of public boat landings along the Edisto River

PalmettoPride, Keep South Carolina Beautiful, Keep America Beautiful and/or PhillipMorrisUSA Will Supply the Following:

· General Cleanup Supplies

· Cigarette Ash Receptacles (Maintenance Plan Required)

· Monofilament Bins (Maintenance Plan Required)*

· Signage for the Adopted Public Boat Landings

*Required to include in grant project narrative. If not included in grant application, it will be deemed that the Applicant will not include the activity, therefore making the grant application ineligible.

If awarded, the grantee agrees to the following stipulations:

· To host the required quarterly cleanups of the boat landings and submit reports to PalmettoPride at least once per quarter, and/or after each cleanup, with before and after photos.

· To install at least one monofilament bin at the landing location, and abide by the two-year adoption agreement.

· To submit a press release to any and all local media sources (organization website, newspapers, e-newsletters, television, social media, etc.)

· To use the following hash tags, in any variation, when posting on social media: #LitterTrashesEveryone, #KeepSCBeautiful, #KeepAmericaBeautiful, #WaltherFarms, #AdoptALanding, #EdistoRiver, #EdistoRiverAAL

· To post, if applicable, on social media throughout the grant cycle, mentioning/tagging PalmettoPride, Keep South Carolina Beautiful, Walther Farms, and Keep America Beautiful. 

I. Purpose of Grant

The Keep South Carolina Beautiful New Affiliate Startup Grant is a competitive grant that provides organizations up to $10,000 for the development and certification of new South Carolina based Keep America Beautiful affiliates. 


II. Eligible Applicants

This grant will only be awarded to groups who successfully complete the new Keep America Beautiful affiliate certification process with a compensated affiliate coordinator/director. Please contact Mallory Coffey, KSCB State Leader, at mcoffey@palmettopride.org


III. Funding Levels: 

  1. $5,000 - New Startup Grant (population below 15,000)
  2. $10,000 - New Startup Grant (population 15,000+)


VI. Use of Grant Funds: 

  1. KAB Certification Application fee
  2. KAB Network fees 
  3. Max $3,000 for KSCB or KAB conferences/travel 
  4. First year budget


V. Terms of Use

Upon submission of this proposal, the applicant will be bound by its contents.  In the event PalmettoPride accepts this proposal, the applicant will fully comply with the terms and conditions detailed below:

1.  The organization will maintain a proper accounting system in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, retain appropriate financial records, and provide supporting documentation of all expenditures with receipts.


2.  The organization will initiate and complete all work outlined in the project description within the applicable time frame after receipt of funding from PalmettoPride.


3.  Amendments to the grants are permitted upon the mutual agreement of PalmettoPride and the grantee organization and will become effective when specified in writing by PalmettoPride.


4.  The applicant, "Keep ___________ Beautiful," understands that if they do not complete the Keep America Beautiful Application process within one year of their Community Training date, that they will not be in compliance with the grant terms and conditions and will be required to reimburse PalmettoPride within 30 days for grant expenditures, up to the total grant awarded. 


5. The PalmettoPride logo must appear on all printed and promotional items associated with the grant project (e.g. tee shirts, signs, invitations, promo items, etc.).  PalmettoPride must have final approval on all printed materials prior to publication. To get a copy of the logo, contact Sherryl Jenkins at (877) 725-7733 or via email at sjenkins@palmettopride.org. 


6.  The applicant understands that any non-compliance with the terms and conditions of this grant will render the organization ineligible for future grants until such a time when the organization has fulfilled all obligations.


A grants review panel will make final decisions on all grants. PalmettoPride reserves the right to reject all of the 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. 

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