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 neighborhood clean-up grant program

The City of Sacramento has launched a neighborhood clean-up program starting in Fall 2022! The Recycling and Solid Waste Division provides grant funds for programs or events that collect and remove trash and debris as part of community clean-up efforts.

The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to interested groups to offset costs incurred in conducting clean-up events and foster neighborhood pride. Neighborhood associations, volunteer groups, and other nonprofit associations are encouraged to submit proposals.

The grants are for up to $800 per grant per fiscal year.

Grant allotments are up to three events per council district, plus eleven (11) citywide at-large events for a total of up to 35 possible grants in a fiscal year. This ensures neighborhoods in each council district will have an opportunity to benefit from the grants.

Grantees are limited to three grants of $800 - on a citywide basis - during each fiscal year. Example: one group could conduct three clean-ups in three different areas of the city and be eligible for $2,400 in funding.

Project requirements

  Eligible Applicants

  • Neighborhood associations
  • Homeowner associations
  • Community and Neighborhood Groups
  • Not-for-profit groups
  • Service clubs
  • Church groups

Individuals and for-profit groups are not eligible

Applicants must be affiliated with a group that is formally organized and can submit required supporting documentation to demonstrate eligibility for their group. Interested groups that are not formally organized are encouraged to partner with an entity that is and apply together.

Supporting Documentation

Examples of supporting documentation include, but are not limited to:

  • Articles of incorporation of the applying associations or club
  • Most recent official minutes of the association or club
  • Federal or state tax identification numbers
  • 501(c) determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service
  • Proof of a nonprofit’s good standing with the California Attorney General’s Office
  • Registration of the organization with the California Secretary of State, etc.

The City has the right to make the final determination whether an applicant meets the eligibility requirements and may ask for any additional information reasonably required to assist with determining an applicant’s eligibility.

Application Process

Applications are online and taken on a rolling basis during a fiscal year. Projects must be scheduled for at least 45 days after application is submitted and completed within 120 days of approval.

Download the application and guidelines at the links below:

Neighborhood Clean-up Grant Application (187 KB)

Neighborhood Clean-up Grant Guidelines (includes sample letter of agreement) (204 KB) 

Neighborhood Clean-up Grant Guidelines and Application (combined) (1MB) 

RSW Staff will review the submission and make contact within five business days and provide information on the next steps if the application is approved, request more information if the application is incomplete, or provide a reason if the application is denied.

Submit Applications three ways:

  1. Fill out the application form and use the ‘Submit’ button, it will send the application via email
  2. Fill out the application and attach it to an email. Send to
  3. Mail application forms to the below address: 
Recycling and Solid Waste Division
ATTN: Commercial Waste Compliance
2812 Meadowview Road, Building 1
Sacramento, CA 95832


Questions? Contact the Recycling and Solid Waste Division

at or by calling 916-808-1600. 


Thanks for helping keep Sacramento clean!