Miami Beach Announces $90,000 in Environmental Grants
Starting July 3, the City of Miami Beach is accepting applications for grants totaling $90,000 that will be shared among local organizations focused on environmental work. The application period for Miami Beach Rising Above grants closes on July 31 at 5 p.m.
“We’re looking for local organizations with interesting environmental projects that will make a difference in the community,” explained Miami Beach Chief Resilience Officer Amy Knowles. “In the past, we funded waterway cleanups, an imperiled native orchid display and even a composting program at one of our local elementary schools.”
The funds are made possible through the city’s agreements with Boucher Brothers and franchisee waste haulers. The grant is intended to assist community-based organizations that have the capacity and experience to undertake environmentally focused projects and programs.
Previous grant recipients include Debris Free Oceans, Dream in Green, Miami Waterkeeper, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, North Beach Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, Pelican Harbor Seabird Station, Surfrider Foundation and VolunteerCleanup.org. Past proposals have focused on plastics education, dune restoration and the installation of rescued beehives.
Grant recipients will work with the city to engage the community and ensure all projects have the greatest impact. To apply, visit www.mbrisingabove.com/grants.