August 12, 2022

Litter Abatement Grants Due Nov. 1

Kentucky cities can apply for grants to help clean up litter along public roads.

Litter abatement grants are funded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Road Fund and Highway Contingency Fund. The money has helped state and local governments clean up nearly 3.3 million miles of roads since 2003.

Cities can use litter abatement grants for direct expenses, as defined in 401 KAR 49:080 Section 3, incurred during the 2022 calendar year, associated with anti-litter control programs; for litter cleanup on public roads as provided in KRS 224.43-505; and to meet the requirements established in KRS 224.43-345. City representatives can download the City Request and Agreement for Litter Abatement Program Grant Funding.

Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management will determine funding available for each city after that date. Cities must submit the original signed agreement with supporting documentation for the request to be considered complete.

Helpful resources:

Program overview

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Litter Abatement webpage

You can contact Lisa G. Evans at the Division of Waste Management by phone at 502-782-6355 or by email at with any questions.