Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants: Community & Litter Grants

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

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Grant amount: Up to US $200,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2020

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Ohio

Location of residency: Ohio

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Overview:

Community and Litter Grant*

Local governments can receive funding to purchase equipment for the collection and processing of recyclables. Communities and non-profit organizations can also receive funding to implement litter collection events and tire amnesty programs (tire amnesty programs require a minimum $0.50 collection fee). 

Eligible Projects

Grants are funded as all or nothing. No partial funding. Grants with multiple requests are scored and funded as a single application. Please only apply for needed projects.

0C&DD and Deconstruction Recycling

Maximum Grant Request - $200,000

Project Examples (examples are illustrative and not all-inclusive:

Systems and individual equipment to collect and process C&DD material at the point of generation or disposal. Funding is also available for efforts related to the deconstructing of materials for re-use markets.

Curbside Recycling

Maximum Grant Request - $200,000

Project Examples (examples are illustrative and not all-inclusive:

Equipment related to the implementation of a new community curbside recycling service or an expansion of an existing program.

Material Recovery Facility Recycling (MRF)

Maximum Grant Request - $200,000

Project Examples (examples are illustrative and not all-inclusive:

The establishment of a new or expansion of an existing material recovery facility.

Organics Recycling

Maximum Grant Request - $200,000

Project Examples (examples are illustrative and not all-inclusive:

Facilities capable of handling or seeking to handle food waste or other compostable material and proposing to install an in-vessel or similar processing system. The project may include ancillary equipment supporting an in-vessel composting unit.

Drop-off Recycling

Maximum Grant Request - $100,000

Project Examples (examples are illustrative and not all-inclusive:

Purchase of equipment for start-up or the expansion of drop-off recycling collection programs.

Glass Recycling

Maximum Grant Request -  $100,000

Project Examples (examples are illustrative and not all-inclusive:

Collection and processing of mixed or color separated glass. Also, any manufacturing of a finished product that uses glass as a base material.

Special Venue Recycling

Maximum Grant Request - $50,000

Recycling collection program targeted at sporting venues and entertainment facilities.

Litter Clean-up Events

Maximum Grant Request - $40,000

Project Examples (examples are illustrative and not all-inclusive:

Equipment, materials and supplies for an on-going litter collection effort. Also, contractual costs associated with the actual collection and disposal costs of material from public land.

Tire Amnesty Collection

Maximum Grant Request - $40,000

Project Examples (examples are illustrative and not all-inclusive:

Amnesty collection of scrap tires. Applicant is required to charge a $0.50 minimum fee as part of this grant.

Outreach and Education Training

Maximum Grant Request - $25,000

Project Examples (examples are illustrative and not all-inclusive:

Creating new or updating current recycling and litter prevention education and training materials.

Surveillance Cameras

Maximum Grant Request - $25,000

Project Examples (examples are illustrative and not all-inclusive:

Surveillance cameras for litter law enforcement efforts.

Sponsorships (Statewide Conferences)

Maximum Grant Request - $3,000

Project Examples (examples are illustrative and not all-inclusive:

Sponsor statewide recycling and litter prevention conferences that promote environmental efforts and technologies.

KAB Certification Fee

Maximum Grant Request - $4,000

Project Examples (examples are illustrative and not all-inclusive:

Certification fee for Keep America/Ohio Beautiful.

KAB Annual Renewal Fee

Maximum Grant Request - $550

Project Examples (examples are illustrative and not all-inclusive:

Renewal fee for Keep America/Ohio Beautiful.

Multiple Grant Requests

A single application may have multiple grant requests if:

  • requested total amount equals $100,000 or less;
  • does not include C&DD and deconstruction, curbside, MRF or organics recycling;
  • KAB certification and KAB renewal cannot be requested together.

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

Eligibility:

  • Provided they are in good financial standing with the State and have no outstanding environmental compliance issues, the following Ohio groups are eligible to apply:
    • counties;
    • health departments;
    • municipal corporations;
    • non-profits;
    • park districts;
    • private sector businesses;
    • private universities;
    • public universities;
    • solid waste management authorities and districts;
    • state agencies;
    • townships; and
    • villages.
    • Groups in italics may require a public sponsor. 
  • Allowable costs
    • Equipment
      • Purchase of equipment.
      • Purchase or rental of equipment, tools and supplies
      • or litter cleanups.
      • Safety and awareness signage.
    • Other (Goods and Services)
      • Disposal fees for litter and tire amnesty collection projects.
      • Produce, print, and distribute of advertising and awareness materials.
      • Purchase litter clean-up awareness items such as tshirts, etc.
      • Purchase tools and supplies necessary to implement the project.
      • Site improvements directly related to projects.
      • Sponsorships.
    • Personal Services Contract
      • Contracts covering the costs necessary for services of public or private contractors.
      • Such costs shall not include salaries or benefits of existing or in-house employees.

Ineligibility:

  • Grant funds will be used to supplement but not replace existing funds. Costs that are not reimbursable with grant funds include, but are not limited to:
    • costs excluded by ORC 3736 or not identified under Allowable Costs;
    • employees’ salaries, benefits or administrative costs;
    • financial services and grant writing fees;
    • food or entertainment expenses, including procurement of coolers, grills, etc.;
    • fuel for transportation or equipment;
    • land acquisition;
    • materials not generally found in the municipal solid waste stream;
    • payment to individuals, crews, or organizations to pick up litter;
    • projects conducted on private property;
    • recycling of hazardous waste;
    • website development and maintenance.