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Plano offering grants for ‘sustainability’ projects that protect the environment, conserve resources and more



PLANO, TX – Plano’s first virtual “sustainability showcase” will recognize individuals and groups whose projects have made a positive environmental impact on Plano.

The event, set for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., will highlight resource conservation and environmental protection as well as economic, social and resilience aspects, according to the city. Registration is required to attend.

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Plano is also offering Sustainability Community Grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to help fund new environmentally friendly projects. The city will award up to $6,000 in grant funding.

All projects must be conducted within Plano. Individuals and community, volunteer and neighborhood groups are eligible to apply, as are homeowner associations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations and schools.

The city says it is interested in projects that do the following:

  • Improve the environment.
  • Increase equity in the community.
  • Enhance the quality of life.
  • Increase cultural vibrancy.
  • Expand ecological resilience.
  • Conserve natural resources.
  • Beautify the community.
  • Educate others about protecting the environment.

Applications will be accepted until Nov. 16. Winners will be selected in mid-December, and funding is expected to be distributed by late January. For projects that are granted funds, progress reports are due on March 15 and June 14. The final report and completed projects are due by Aug. 16.