Incentive Stipend for Adopt-A-Highway

Stipends now available to organizations participating in state’s Adopt-A-Highway

Organizations have been helping keep Kansas clean for more than 30 years through participation in the Adopt-A-Highway program. With increased amounts of trash along the highways and limited staff, the Kansas Department of Transportation has created an incentive stipend for groups that actively participate in the program.

“KDOT appreciates all the volunteers’ efforts to assist in removing trash along our highways,” said Director of Field Operations Clay Adams. “They are providing a valuable service to the state. These stipends will benefit groups as well as increase the number of groups taking part in the clean-up program.”

The stipend is $190 per highway section, which is generally two miles long. Adopt-A-Highway groups receiving $600 or more in payments in a calendar year will be issued a 1099 tax form. New and existing groups will be able to submit a request for payment after their group completes a highway cleanup. The group will submit forms identifying the location, date, number of volunteers and number of bags as well as before and after photos of the site.

All groups go through the standard process to adopt a section of highway. New groups will sign an agreement, receive safety training information and follow procedures when scheduling a cleanup. Existing groups will continue to follow existing procedures. State employees and their families are welcome to participate in a group, but are not eligible to receive stipends.

For more information or to sign up, contact the Adopt-A-Highway coordinator at the closest KDOT District Office –

District One (northeast Kansas) – 121 S.W. 21st Street, Topeka, (785) 296-3881

District Two (north central Kansas) – 1006 N. Third, Salina, (785) 823-3754

District Three (northwest Kansas) – 312 S. Second, Norton, (785) 601-6001

District Four (southeast Kansas) – 411 W. Fourteenth, Chanute, (620) 902-6400

District Five (south central Kansas) – 500 N. Hendricks, Hutchinson, (620) 860-7400

District Six (southwest Kansas) – 121 N. Campus Drive, Garden City, (620) 765-7074

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