Keep PA Beautiful Now Accepting Applications For Fresh Paint Days PA Grants

June 14, 2012

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is now accepting applications for their 2012 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania.  Applications must be received by July 31 and grants will be awarded mid-August.
Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania, now in its second year, is designed to provide community groups with paint and painting supplies enabling them to renew a community structure in need into something beautiful through the application of fresh paint and a lot of elbow grease.  This annual event is held in partnership with support from BEHR and The Home Depot.  The 2012 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania will take place in September.  During this month-long period, eight grant awardees along with their volunteers will be eligible for up to 20 gallons of exterior paint and $75.00 for painting supplies.  The Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania grant is available to any tax-exempt group within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Private property owners or individual applicants cannot apply.  Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will select the eight winning projects from among applications submitted.  Applications must meet the following requirements to be considered – only one building per application, proof of liability insurance, signed permission to paint from the building owner, and two before photos of the intended project.  Selected awardees must also agree to provide a final report with during and after photos.  "Thanks to the strong partnership that exists between Behr and The Home Depot, we are thrilled to take part in the 2012 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania,” states Steve Ward, Regional Sales and Operations Manager for BEHR. “Our culture of strengthening and growing the communities in which we serve is exemplified in the actions of this project.  We look forward to sharing in the passion and pride of the participants who want to do whatever it takes, great or small, to make their community a better place."“Through our partnership with BEHR and The Home Depot, Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania empowers community groups to take a direct role in community revitalization efforts,” explains Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “Something as simple as a fresh coat of paint on a public library or community center sends a strong message that we care about our communities.” For more information or to download the application, visit the KPB Fresh Paint Days PA webpage. Any additional questions can be answered by Michelle Dunn, Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Program Coordinator, at 1-877-772-3673 ext. 113 or send email to: