Sacramento offers grants for neighborhood clean-up events

Clean up, clean up, everybody do your share.


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Sacramento community members looking to beautify their neighborhoods can get a helping hand from the city, thanks to a grant program.

The Neighborhood Clean-Up Grant offers up to $800 for the removal of debris and garbage in neighborhoods across the city. Applicants must belong to an organized group with supporting documentation, such as a community group, homeowner association, nonprofit, or church group. Eligible groups can apply to have the cost reimbursed for up to three clean-up events per year — for a total of $2,400.

The grant covers expenses such as:

  • Cost of trash removal supplies
  • Equipment rental
  • Gas to transport trash to a dump
  • Cost of disposal
  • Volunteer meals
  • Promotion of volunteer events

According to city officials, the program has distributed $3,017 for clean-up events that have removed 11.5 tons of garbage and debris since launching last fall.

Check out the full list of guidelines and submit an application. Looking for more ways to help? Use our guide to volunteer opportunities in the City of Trees.