Lauderdale County's Keep America Beautiful chapter announced grants available for schools, churches and community organizations willing to put kids to work beautifying the community.
The grants can be up to a $1,000, as long as children are involved doing the work.
"We want them to think about planting flowers and shrubs and doing litter projects and things that help them have more pride in their community and their church or whatever area they're working in," said Betty Lou Jones.
Keep America Beautiful is accepting grant applications right now through Mar. 20. The KAB Office is located on the third floor of Meridian City Hall. Reach them by phone at (601) 485-1996.