Title 17. Education

Chapter 1. General School Law

Part III. Public Schools and School Children

Subpart B-1. Louisiana Environmental Education and Litter Reduction Act


17:204     Donations and grants; Louisiana Litter Abatement Grant Program


A. The section is hereby authorized to accept, administer, and make use of federal, state, and any local and private appropriations, any public and private grants and donations, and, when it is deemed appropriate and feasible, to accept nonmonetary funding in the form of services or equipment for use in connection with any of the programs or purposes of this Subpart. 


B. (1) The Louisiana Litter Abatement Grant Program is hereby created within the section for the purpose of supporting community-based litter abatement programs. 


(2) Grants through the program shall be made available to local governments and nonprofit organizations. Funding through the grant program shall be subject to the availability of funds and shall be awarded on a comparative basis to be determined by the section. 


(3) The monies awarded through the grants shall be used to further the administration and execution of the Keep Louisiana Beautiful Program. Allowable uses of grant funding shall include but not be limited to the following: 


(a) Keep America Beautiful fees. 


(b) Keep America Beautiful pre-certification training, education curriculums, and workshops. 


(c) Law enforcement seminars. 


(d) Litter surveys. 


(e) Projects, services, activities, and operational costs of litter abatement programs. 


(f) Materials and services for program development and training. 


(g) Direct expenditures for materials that can facilitate litter reduction, recycling, waste reduction, reuse, and general solid waste management programs. 


(h) Minimal advertising, public relations, and promotional materials necessary for publicity and promotion of program activities. 


(i) Salary of the program coordinator and staff. 


(4) Each successful applicant shall supplement grant funds with a twenty-five percent match from other sources. All matching funds must be available to the program after the date of the grant award, and funds spent prior to the grant award shall not be considered in fulfillment of the match requirement. 


Redesignated from R.S. 30:2505 by Acts 2020, No. 317, § 2, eff. June 12, 2020. Acts 2018, No. 509, § 1.