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APS Students Offered an Opportunity to Beautify Their School Campuses

Information on Keep Albuquerque Beautiful's Campus Pride Grant

Today, Keep Albuquerque Beautiful and the City Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) launched the annual Campus Pride Grant in partnership with the New Mexico State Tourism Department. The Campus Pride Grant is a litter prevention and beautification funding opportunity that is available for Albuquerque Public School (APS) students and their teachers to help improve their school campuses.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this funding opportunity to Albuquerque Public School students and their teachers,” stated Matthew Whelan, Director of the Solid Waste Management Department. “It’s amazing to see the initiative that students take with this beautification opportunity and we look forward to seeing the ideas that are produced through this year’s grant opportunity.”

Under the guidance of their teachers and principals, APS students draft their own beautification project plans, create timelines, detailed sketches, and submit the grant application. Projects plan ideas range from planting foliage to improving access to recycling on the school campus.

The deadline to submit the grant application is Friday, January 17, 2020. Grant awardees will be announced the beginning of February 2020 and projects must be completed by the end of May 2020. Students and teachers are required to submit a report that includes project accomplishments and completion photos.

An affiliate of Keep America Beautiful since 1982, Keep Albuquerque Beautiful is dedicated to community education initiatives and activities focused on litter prevention, beautification, and recycling. Working to inspire communities to help build a clean and sustainable future for Albuquerque.

To apply for the Campus Pride Grant visit