Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Reminder: Keep PA Beautiful Accepting Applications For Fresh Paint Days PA Grants Until July 17

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is accepting applications for their 2017 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Grants through July 17.  
Eight tax-exempt groups within the Commonwealth will be awarded 20 gallons of exterior paint and a gift card for painting supplies to renew a community structure in need into something beautiful.
This event is held in partnership with support from BEHR paint and The Home Depot.  
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will select the eight winning projects from among applications submitted.  Selected grantees must meet the following requirements to be considered – only one building per application, proof of liability insurance, signed permission to paint from the building owner and two before photos of the intended project.  
Selected grantees must also agree to provide a final report with during and after photos.  
“At BEHR, we believe in doing the right thing and we’re on a mission to make a difference in the communities where we reside.  Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is an amazing organization and everyone in the community is enriched by their Fresh Paint Days efforts.  We are proud to once again be partnering with them to help beautify communities across the state,” said Drew Hatcher, Contract Management Director at Behr Paint.
“Through our partnership with BEHR and The Home Depot, Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania empowers community groups to take a direct role in community revitalization efforts,” explains Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “Community revitalization is so critical but resources are limited. The Fresh Paint Days PA Program provides resources as an impetus to improve our communities’ one structure at a time. It is a valuable program and I want to encourage community groups in Pennsylvania to take full advantage of this great opportunity.”
Grants will be awarded mid-August.  
For more information or to download the application, visit KPB’s 2017 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Grants webpage. Questions should be direct to Michelle Dunn, Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Program Coordinator, at 877-772-3673 ext. 113 or send email to:
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website. Click Here to become a member.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from KPB, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, Discover them on Pinterest and visit their YouTube Channel.
Also visit the Illegal Dump Free PA website for more ideas on how to clean up communities and keep them clean and KPB’s new Electronics Waste website.

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