Keep Iowa Beautiful (KIB) is announcing the deadlines and information for the 2015 grant programs. “This is an opportunity for community groups and organizations to apply for funds, paint and tools to help with beautification and clean-up projects,” said Gerry Schnepf, Executive Director of KIB. “These grants help build stronger communities by improving the economic vitality and cultural climate of our Iowa communities.”

PAINT IOWA BEAUTIFUL This is the 12th year Diamond Vogel Paint has awarded over 7,000 gallons of paint to Iowa communities. Application process is simple with a letter outlining the project. Details to include in the letter, along with additional information can be found at keepiowabeautiful.com/grants/paint-iowa-beautiful Deadline to apply is February 20, 2015.

YO-HO TOOLS FOR A MORE BEAUTIFUL IOWA This is the second year for KIB to partner with Iowa tool manufacturer Yeoman & Company in Monticello. The grants are for $200 worth of YO-HO Quality Tools to assist community volunteers in beautification and clean up projects. Details on what to include in the application letter, and additional grant information, can be found at keepiowabeautiful.com/grants/yo-ho-tool-grant Deadline to apply is March 6, 2015.

BEAUTIFICATION GRANTS This is the fifth year of a partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the funding of $80,000 for communities of under 5,000. This program has provided a boost for community beautification and enhancement in over 70 communities. Additional information and grant application are at keepiowabeautiful.com/grants/beautification-grant
Deadline is March 20, 2015.