The City of Manassas and American Disposal Services awarded the first $1,000 Community Recycling Grant to Cannon Ridge Homes Association.
According to a release, the grant funding is meant to pay to “develop communication and outreach materials for their diverse community. Part of the message in this outreach is to encourage residents to recycle and reduce the amount of litter in common areas.”
Cannon Ridge Homes Association is a community located along Liberia Avenue and Cannon Ridge Drive in Manassas with around 164 homes.
The “Try It” grant is part of a small grants program developed by the City of Manassas, which is open to all home associations that want to improve their community and promote recycling.
“The Cannon Ridge project is the perfect start to our new Community Grant program. Empowering communities to take action and help keep Manassas beautiful,” stated City of Manassas Refuse and Recycling Coordinator Monica Boehringer in a release.
“American is excited to partner with the City of Manassas on this groundbreaking community grant, which is the first of its kind. By joining forces with the City of Manassas and involving the community we can explore new ways to improve recycling education and awareness,” stated General Manager for American Disposal Services Kevin Edwards in a release.
More on the grant program:
Grants are awarded in three stages
Try it – offers small amounts of funding of up to $1,000 for communities to try out ideas to increase recycling. This might mean learning more about what is needed in the area or trying a project on a small scale.
Do it – offers grants of up to $5,000 to successful Try it award recipients who feel confident in taking their community project to the next level.
Build it – offers grants of up to $15,000 to communities that have successfully launched a Do it project and would like to install or renovate a common area within the community to benefit the health and well-being of community members.
For more information on how your community can apply for a grant please visit: www.manassascity.org/trash or call (703) 257-8256.