(WHAS11) - In 1986, the city of Louisville launched the Brightside program as a way to unite people in activities to beautify the city and foster community pride.
Now it's helping Louisvillians go clean and green.
The response for beautification requests has been so great that Brightside started the Nature Scape grant program in hopes of planting seeds of change.
They provide funding and assistants for neighborhood associations, scout troops or community centers to think of ways to do clean and green projects for the community.
Brightside is just not about growing plants and vegetables.? It's also about growing a since of ownership and pride about ones community.
Grants are available for community gardens, tree planting, clean-up programs and anything else that beautifies the city.
The Nature Scape grant deadline is September 10th.
Brightside programs are run through sponsorship and most grants range between $500 and $1,500.