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Groups can apply for free paint to renew a community structure in need


Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is now accepting applications for the 2015 Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania grants.

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 support from Glidden Professional and The Home Depot. The 2015 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 courtesy of The Home Depot.

The Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania grant is available to any tax-exempt group within 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.

“Through our partnership with Glidden Professional 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.” 

Applications must be received by July 31 and grants will be awarded mid-August. For more information or to download the application, visit and go to the Grants and Awards section. Any additional questions can be answered by Michelle Dunn, Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania Program coordinator, at 877-772-3673 ext. 113 or


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