Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania is a program 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 annual event is held in partnership with support from BEHR and The Home Depot. Each year, Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania applications are due in July, winners are announced in August and the work takes place in September. During September, grant winners, along with their volunteers, work hard to transform their structure utilizing up to 20 gallons of exterior paints as well as $50.00 in painting supplies.
“Through our partnership with BEHR 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.”
Click here for the application and eligibility criteria. (2013 applications are currently closed.)
For more information about the grant, please contact: Michelle Dunn toll free at 1-877-772-3673 ext.113 or e-mail.
2013 Important Dates:
• June 12 – Applications Available
• July 31 – Applications Due
• Mid-August – Grant Awards Announced
• September 1-30 – Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania
• October 15 – Final Report and After Photos Due
Click here to see the 2013 winning projects as well as previous year's winners.