The Keep South Carolina Beautiful grants will be awarded for one year. The grant period will begin on December 1 and end on November 30. This grant is provided with the understanding that the program will be operated as projected and the funds will be spent as budgeted.

1.  Any changes to your budget must be requested in writing and approved by PalmettoPride.

2.  Must maintain good standing status with the national Keep America Beautiful office.

3.  Each grantee must submit the following online reports:

      a. Mid-Year Progress report detailing the progress of the grant project by June 30.

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

           Include supporting documents such as:

                  i.  Copies of all purchase orders/receipts 

                 ii.  Before and after photos.  

                iii.  Copies of all related newspaper articles.

                iv.  All letters of commendation and other related documents.

4.  Grant funds may not be used for any horticultural purposes unless a long-term maintenance agreement has been reached between    the recipient and a local governmental entity or established business. Recipients must submit a letter of commitment from the entity providing long-term maintenance.

5. The PalmettoPride logo must appear on all printed and promotional items associated with the grant project (e.g. t-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 via email at sjenkins@palmettopride.org.

6. Recipients shall ensure that all slogans, logos and messages associated with the grant project are consistent with the PalmettoPride mission. Use of the PalmettoPride logo must be pre-approved by PalmettoPride. Bumper stickers created by the recipient using grant funds shall only contain local messages. Local initiatives shall not duplicate on-going PalmettoPride programs, such as Litter Busters Hotline. Local campaigns should enhance and support statewide initiatives.

Reporting deadlines are as follows:

1.  Zero Tolerance for Litter Campaign totals are due no later than May 15.

2.  Great American Cleanup totals are due no later than June 15.

3.  Mid-year Progress report is due no later than June 30

4.  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.   

Reporting deadlines are as follows:


1.  Zero Tolerance for Litter Campaign totals are due no later than May 15.

2.  Great American Cleanup totals are due no later than June 15.

3.  Mid-year Progress report is due no later than June 30

4.  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.  





Reporting deadlines are as follows:

  1. Great American Cleanup totals are due no later than June 15.
  2. Final Summary and Expenditures report is due no later than December 31.  
         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 are as follows:


1.  Zero Tolerance for Litter Campaign totals are due no later than May 15.

2.  Great American Cleanup totals are due no later than June 15.

3.  Mid-year Progress report is due no later than June 30

4.  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.  





All grantees must participate and submit a report for either one of the following campaigns:

  • Great American Cleanup of SC - 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. 
  • 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.   

Reporting deadlines are as follows:

1.  Zero Tolerance for Litter Campaign totals are due no later than May 15.

2.  Great American Cleanup totals are due no later than June 15.

3.  Mid-year Progress report is due no later than June 30

4.  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.   

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. 

 Keep South Carolina Beautiful wants to honor a special event hosted by a KAB/KSCB Affiliate. We invite you to nominate an event, hosted by an affiliate in South Carolina that goes above and beyond to instill the practices of Keep America Beautiful. The event must focus on litter prevention, beautification, recycling, or a combination of the three.
The winners will be recognized at the SCLCA/KSCB Conference Awards Luncheon in Myrtle Beach on February 21, 2019.

WHEN:   March 5, 2020

WHERE: MYRTLE BEACH MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA AT GRANDE DUNES

                8400 Costa Verde Drive

                Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

TIME:       8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

COST:     $100.00

INCLUDES: 

  • One 3' x 6'’ table and one chair
  • Half page ad in program guide
  • Mailing list of attendees (in excel format)

Exhibit Registration deadline is February 5, 2020. No refunds will be made after February 5, 2020.  


Exhibitors Program Listing:

Along with your application, please e-mail your 50-word company description and your program guide ad (300 dpi or higher) to sjenkins@palmettopride.org by February 15, 2020.

Pre-registration List:

A pre-registration list is available to all companies participating. The registration list will be emailed two weeks before the conference. Registration mailing lists will be sent in Microsoft Excel format. 

Property Responsibility/Insurance:

You are responsible for insuring the safety of your personnel and your exhibit materials from theft, damage, accident, fire and other such causes. Exhibitors who desire to carry insurance must do so at their own expense. All property of the exhibitors is understood to remain in their own care, custody and control in transit to and from the confines of the exhibit area, as well as while it is on the floor. Security and storage space will not be provided. The SC Litter Control Association and their agents are not responsible for losses incurred, theft or damage to materials.

  


MEETING REGISTRATION

The 2020 SC Litter Control Association/Keep South Carolina Beautiful Annual Conference will be held at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes on March 3 - 6, 2020. The full conference registration fee is $185.00 and includes all breaks, award luncheon and annual individual membership dues. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit card.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

8400 Costa Verde Drive

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

800.228.9290

STANDARD ROOM RATE: $111.00

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 Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 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.
 

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. PalmettoPride will require monthly status reports, Litter Index Survey, mid-year progress reports and a final summary and expenditures report.


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. 

Win or lose, the home team is always left to pick up the pieces after high school sporting events. Used cups, dirty napkins, and greasy food containers litter the stands and concession area — litter that someone has to clean up. The key to achieving PalmettoPride’s goal of a litter-free South Carolina is to prevent people from littering in the first place. South Carolina schools have committed to this goal through educational efforts teaching students about the impact of litter on our environment, economy and safety. 

PalmettoPride's Litter-Free Games takes those lessons from the classroom to the ball field. This is a great opportunity for school clubs to participate in community service projects while earning earn cash for their club or organization. Litter-Free Games will cut down on the time it takes custodial staff and groundskeepers to clean up after fans have left. It creates an inviting environment for friends, families and visitors to your school sporting events. 

Participation will cost you nothing, and you’ll get respect and good publicity from everyone in your community. PalmettoPride will provide all the supplies you will need. You provide student leadership and enthusiasm. 

How to Host Your Own Litter-Free Game at Your Clubs/Organizations 

1. Choose one home game to designate as Litter-Free. Get permission from your school to host a litter-free game. Fill out this application and send it to PalmettoPride. 

2. Publicize the Litter-Free game around the school, in your newsletters, on your school’s website and social media. Use hashtag #LitterFreeGames. 

3. Post signs around your school and at the entrances to your stadium or football field. 

4. Determine which volunteers with a larger trash bag should walk down the aisle during the event. Remind people to throw their trash away at the end of the game.  

5. Make sure that trash cans are readily available, visible and not overflowing. 

6. Secure support from the announcer to announce throughout the game that this is a Litter-Free event. Ask them to challenge the crowd to keep it litter-free. Have the announcer say, “This is a litter-free event. Please help us keep it clean.” 

7. Thank everyone for participating in your litter-free event! 

* *A teacher or school representative must complete the affidavit confirming that the club or group fulfilled their obligations to this project in order to receive the challenge award. 


Helpful Hints • Have your school mascot compete in a trash toss competition before the game. • Have the cheerleaders make up a special anti-litter cheer. • Introduce the custodial staff and announce that because of the litter-free event, they have been given the night off. • Have your game sponsors give out raffle items at the game to support the litter-free event. 

Keep South Carolina Beautiful wants to honor an advertisement for a KAB/KSCB Affiliate. We invite you to nominate an advertisement, for an affiliate in South Carolina, that goes above and beyond to instill the practices of Keep America Beautiful. The advertisement must focus on litter prevention, beautification, recycling, or a combination of the three. This can be in the form of a billboard, digital (social media), radio announcement, video, handouts, print, or other forms as approved.

The winners will be recognized at the SCLCA/KSCB Conference Awards Luncheon in Myrtle Beach on March 5, 2020.

 Keep South Carolina Beautiful invites you to nominate a County that goes above and beyond to instill the practices of Keep America Beautiful in their County, with this assistance of the local affiliate.  The winners will be recognized at the SCLCA/KSCB Conference Awards Luncheon in Myrtle Beach on March 5, 2020.

Keep South Carolina Beautiful invites you to nominate an educator that goes above and beyond to instill the practices of Keep America Beautiful in their classroom and school. This person must be a licensed teaching professional, in an accredited school. The winners will be recognized at the SCLCA/KSCB Conference Awards Luncheon in Myrtle Beach on March 5, 2020.

Keep South Carolina Beautiful invites you to nominate a program that takes place in one of your communities that you feel creates and protects a cleaner community or that enhances the beauty of a neighborhood or public space.
The winners will be recognized at the SCLCA/KSCB Conference Awards Luncheon in Myrtle Beach on March 5, 2020.

Keep South Carolina Beautiful invites you to nominate a school that encompasses the practices, goals and lifestyle required by the goals and mission of the local affiliate. The K-12 school nominated can be public or private. The school must focus on litter prevention, beautification and recycling.  

The winners will be recognized at the SCLCA/KSCB Conference Awards Luncheon in Myrtle Beach on March 5, 2020.

Keep South Carolina Beautiful invites you to nominate an outstanding individual volunteer or community leader for their efforts to create and protect a cleaner community or to enhance the beauty of a neighborhood or public space.
The winners will be recognized at the SCLCA/KSCB Conference Awards Luncheon in Myrtle Beach on March 5, 2020.

Keep South Carolina Beautiful invites you to nominate an outstanding affiliate board member for their efforts to create and protect a cleaner community or to enhance the beauty of a neighborhood or public space.
 The winners will be recognized at the SCLCA/KSCB Conference Awards Luncheon in Myrtle Beach on March 5, 2020.

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. 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


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. 

Thank you for hosting your Litter-Free Game. After the game is over and the cleanup is done, complete this form to receive your challenge reward. By completing this form you  acknowledge that students from your school coordinated a successful Litter-Free Game.  

You wil lbe verifying that the students fulfilled their obligations of the program including promoting the event as litter-free and having a presence during the game.  Completting this form indicates that you are pleased with their efforts and feel that the students understood the importance of not littering and that the stadium was left litter-free at the end of the game.

PalmettoPride knows that South Carolina students are creative and care about the environment. Our annual art contest is available to any South Carolina teachers or educational groups, with students in grades K-5,  to participate in this fun and educational competition. Elementary school students will need to create artwork themed around “Litter Trashes Everyone”, on the paper provided by PalmettoPride. The winning artwork will become the design for our new t-shirt.

Here is what you will need to do to participate:

  1. Complete the following application.
  2. We will send you our official Litter Trashes Everyone paper to use and a self-addressed return envelope to send your artwork in.
  3. Your school is required to judge all the participating students’ artwork and select one student to represent your school or class.
  4. Submit your winning entry to PalmettoPride online through this link or postmarked by February 14, 2019.

All school entries will be judged by PalmettoPride’s guest judges to select the four (4) regional winners (Lowcountry, Midlands, Update and Pee Dee) and (1) statewide winner. 

PalmettoPride will supply 14 X 8.5 sheets of paper to teachers who wish to participate once this application is received. Entries must be drawn on the sheets provided by PalmettoPride. Any medium will be accepted. Five (5) color maximum allowed. Images/ photographs of the student’s work may be featured on our various social media outlets and promotional material. Artwork must be submitted no later than February 14, 2020. Regional winners and the state winner will be announced on March 13, 2020. 

For more information, contact Jessica at 877-725-7733, 803-758-6034 or jalbert@palmettopride.org.

PalmettoPride