Green accepting applications for 2019 Community Grant

The City of Green is accepting applications from local not-for-profits for its 2019 Green Community Grant. The grant application deadline is Friday, April 26, 2018 at 3 p.m.

Created from funds received from Kimble Companies, the 2019 Community Living Green Grant award will be $1,500. These funds are based on the community’s curbside recycling totals, which were 1,582 in 2018.   

Local not-for-profits operating within the City whose projects or missions are consistent with the Living Green priorities and that increase the City’s livability are eligible to apply for all or part of the funds.    The committee is looking for projects that promoteone or more of the following Living Green values: community/volunteer engagement, energy savings, water conservation, waste reduction, and local food.  For complete details of eligibility guidelines and an application, visit www.cityofgreen.org/living-green-grant

Applications may be sent by email to livinggreen@cityofgreen.org or by regular U.S. Mail or hand delivered to the City of Green Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Boulevard, Green, Ohio 44232-0278, and must be received by 3 pm on Friday, April 26, 2018.  Grant awards will be selected by Mayor Gerard Neugebauer and the Living Green Community Grant Committee, a subcommittee of the Living Green Task Force.  The committee anticipates awarding the 2018 grant in early summer.  For more information, contact Sarah Haring, community development administrator at livinggreen@cityofgreen.org or (330)896-6614.

Former Recipients
The Living Green Community Grant was first awarded in 2016 to The CommUnity Garden, a local community garden, for $1,000.  In 2017, the recipient was Harmony Springs Farms and Garden for $1,120 to purchase or two rain saucers, one 500-gallon rainwater-harvesting tank, and soaker hoses to provide for a more efficient water system for their community garden.  In 2018, the Living Green Community Grant was awarded to three recipients: Oceans Ohio to create educational materials; Broken Chains Ministry to assistclients with reentry assistance for items such as bus passes, work boots, and restoring identifications such as a State of Ohio I.D.; and Green Good Neighbors to purchase food items from the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank to fill their cupboards.