2019 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grants (Application Deadline: April 10, 2019)    

The Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP), now in its 17th year, is the nation's largest program aimed at reducing cigarette litter. Communities implementing a Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, consistently cut cigarette litter by half based on local measurements taken in the first four months to six months after a program implementation. Since its inception, the program has been implemented in more than 1,700 U.S. communities.

The 2019 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) will provide applicants the opportunity to apply for additional funding aimed to reduce the amount of cigarette litter in waterways and oceanic communities.  

The intervention will focus on reducing cigarette litter in the waterways that will lead to the reduction of butts ending up in the waterways and our oceans. KAB’s intervention is to provide both permanent and portable ash receptacles to people in communities where there is a lake, river, beach, or other waterway.

An effective local Cigarette Litter Prevention Program includes four proven, field-tested solutions or strategies for reducing cigarette butt litter

· Review local litter laws, including cigarette butt litter, and support enforcement.

· Raise awareness about the issue of proper cigarette butt disposal and marine debris using public service messages;

· Place ash receptacles at transition points such as entrances to beaches; and

· Distribute pocket or portable ashtrays to adult smokers who enjoy the areas surrounding and within waterways


• Deadline to apply is April 10, 2019.
• All applicants/recipients will be notified by May 1, 2019.
• KAB certified affiliates must be in good standing to apply.
• All projects must be completed with report submission to Keep America Beautiful by the outlined dates. If the project cannot be completed by the deadline, grant funds must be returned.

QUESTIONS? Contact: jjones@kab.org