Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced they are now accepting applications for the 2017 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Grant Program.

Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania 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 event is held in partnership with BEHR paint and The Home Depot.

The 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 a gift card 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.

Selected grantees 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 grantees must also agree to provide a final report with during and after photos.

“At BEHR, we believe in doing the right thing and we’re on a mission to make a difference in the communities where we reside.  Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is an amazing organization and everyone in the community is enriched by their Fresh Paint Days efforts.  We are proud to once again be partnering with them to help beautify communities across the state,” said Drew Hatcher, Contract Management Director at Behr Paint.

“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. “Community revitalization is so critical but resources are limited. The Fresh Paint Days PA Program provides resources as an impetus to improve our communities’ one structure at a time. It is a valuable program and I want to encourage community groups in Pennsylvania to take full advantage of this great opportunity.”

Applications must be received by July 17, 2017 and grants will be awarded mid-August.  For more information or to download the application click here -> http://www.keeppabeautiful.org/grants-awards/fresh-paint-days/. Questions can be answered by Michelle Dunn, Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Program Coordinator, at 877-772-3673 ext. 113 or mdunn@keeppabeautiful.org.