Leaders of Keep Mississippi Beautiful affiliates can find the latest announcements and forms on this webpage.
Great American Cleanup
Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup® occurs every spring, and this year it’ll be held from March 20 to June 20. The Great American Cleanup beautifies and unifies communities across the country in a grassroots spring-cleaning movement. Celebrating its 23rd year in 2021, the GAC offers structured service projects to measure changes in littering behavior and heighten awareness about the benefits of caring for the environment through organized volunteer events, employee engagement opportunities, and experiential education in communities across America. Download the 2021 promotion toolkit.
Great American Cleanup in Mississippi
To request supplies for the Great American Cleanups, Keep Mississippi Beautiful/ Keep America Beautiful Affiliates register and report cleanup events through their Keep America Beautiful account.
Non-affiliates can participate in the Great American Cleanup. To request supplies non-affiliates should fill out and submit a REQUEST FORM. Following the cleanup, they should complete and submit a WRAP-UP REPORT by June 1, 2021. See our Community Resources webpage for more information. You can also find a social media toolkit and other resources on our Promotional Toolkit webpage.
Covid-19 and Cleanups
Below are resources to help with hosting cleanups amid the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Volunteering Post Covid-19 Shelter in Place Orders: Designed to help ensure Keep America Beautiful affiliates have the tools and resources to provide up-to-date health and safety resources and to minimize personal contact before, during, and after events.
- Litter Cleanup in a Covid-19 Environment: Designed to provide guidance to individuals wishing to pick up trash and litter in their community keeping safety front of mind.
Nominations for the Keep Mississippi Beautiful Awards Program are due March 3, 2022. The Awards Program recognizes the best of the best among our network of community-based affiliates, leading corporate partners and individual volunteers across the country who have committed to delivering cleaner, greener and more beautiful communities. Use the below nomination forms:
- Program Awards: for KMB affiliates, community groups and other entities.
- Partnership Awards: for businesses, government entities, youth groups, schools, civic groups and others.
- Individual Achievement Awards: for youth, mayors, law enforcement officers, educators and top volunteers.
Recipients will be recognized on April 28, 2022 at the Keep Mississippi Award Beautiful Awards Ceremony.
Keep Mississippi Beautiful offers grants to nonprofits and local governments (i.e. cities, counties) to expand or develop litter prevention and cleanup programs as well as beautification programs. Grant proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis. Download the Grant Application Guidelines.