Aug 22, 2019
County Clean Communities Program, administered by Atlantic County Utilities
Authority (ACUA), is seeking creative litter abatement ideas for its first ever
$500 grant competition. The submission deadline is October 1, 2019.
“Litter is not just ugly, but it’s hazardous to the health and
well-being of Atlantic County residents, visitors, and wildlife,” said Atlantic
County Clean Communities Coordinator Rebecca Turygan. “We are excited to kick
off this grant program and offer a new opportunity for our community to become
engaged in this issue.”
The grant application is open to schools, organizations, groups
and individuals seeking to prevent litter in Atlantic County. Because the
Atlantic County Clean Communities program already funds hundreds of roadway,
school, park and community cleanups each year, the grant will not cover these
efforts. It is specifically seeking other creative ideas for tackling this
challenge. Examples include, but are not limited to, using educational
campaigns, artwork, technology or other means to bring attention to and help
prevent litter in our community.
Since ACUA began administering the program in 2005, 60 percent
of Atlantic County roadways have been adopted. In 2018 alone, 411 cleanups were
held, 2,215 bags of litter and recycling were removed from local roadways, and
464 miles were cleaned.
For more information on the Atlantic County Clean Communities
grant competition, please visit www.acua.com/littergrant.