Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants: Community Development Grants

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Grant amount: Up to US $250,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 2, 2019

Applicant type: Government Entity College / University Nonprofit Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Ohio

Location of residency: Ohio

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Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants

Community Development Grants allow Ohio communities to support and expand community recycling and litter prevention efforts. Grants provide funding for equipment to support recycling collection and materials processing.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Agency) is seeking proposals involving one or more of the following materials collected or processed in Ohio:

  • aluminum  
  • construction and demolition debris 
  • deconstruction material 
  • electronics
  • glass
  • old corrugated cardboard
  • organic material (i.e. food waste)
  • paint
  • paper
  • plastics (#1 - #7)

The agency is also seeking proposals to support litter prevention assistance to enforce anti-litter laws and stimulate collection and containment of litter. 

Community Development Projects

  • C&DD and Deconstruction Recycling
    • Grant Request (up to) $100,000
  • Curbside Recycling
    • Grant Request (up to) $250,000
  • Drop-off Recycling
    • Grant Request (up to) $100,000
  • Litter Prevention
    • Grant Request (up to) $50,000
  • Material Recovery Facility Recycling (Public)
    • Grant Request (up to) $250,000
  • Organics Recycling
    • Grant Request (up to) $250,000
  • Outreach Education & Training
    • Grant Request (up to) $50,000
  • Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT)
    • Grant Request (up to) $50,000
  • Special Venue Recycling
    • Grant Request (up to) $100,000
  • Sponsorships
    • Grant Request (up to) $3,000

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Those eligible to apply include an agency of the state, as established by the Ohio Revised Code.
    • An agency of the state may be a municipal corporation, county, township, village, state college or university, solid waste management district or authority, park districts, health districts, state-wide recycling & litter prevention trade associations, and non-profit organizations located and registered to conduct business in Ohio.
    • In addition, any state agency, or department may apply directly for Community Development Grant funding.
  • The grant requires 50 percent matching funds to be available and spent on the approved project.


  • These competitive grants will be awarded based on the following:  
    • Demonstration of positive economic and environmental impact regionally or statewide
    • Assurances that the project will accomplish stated goals and is transferable
    • Potential for evolution into a permanent service or program without future Agency funding
    • Past grant performance (project implementation, expenditures and submission of reports)
    • Consistency with the strategic goals of the local and state solid waste management plans
    • Qualifies as an eligible project and includes one or more targeted materials