2014 Recycling Grant Programs offer up to $400,000 to Local Organizations

$200,000 IN GRANT FUNDING FOR BUSINESSES:

For the first time ever, the Montgomery County Solid Waste District will offer $200,000 in grant funding to promote recycling at local businesses.

The district is now accepting applications for the 2014 Business Recycling Incentive Grant Program. The deadline to apply is April 25, 2014.

“I'm proud of our business leaders,” said Dan Foley, president of the Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners. “They're an innovative group and they understand that recycling offers a good return on investment. These grants will provide them an extra incentive to do even more.”

The Business Recycling Incentive Grant funds are available on a competitive basis to all Montgomery County businesses. A total of $200,000 in funding will be available for the program, including $125,000 to fund capital equipment purchases and $75,000 for new recycling service contracts.

Funding can be used for any of the following projects:

-        capital equipment purchases to initiate or expand recycling;

-        new or expanded contracts for on-site recycling service;

-        composting service;

-        equipment, materials, and software purchases to increase or expand operations for recycling processors.

Interested applicants must attend a mandatory briefing session at 9 a.m. on March 26, 2014. The session will be held at 2550 Sandridge Dr., Dayton, Ohio 45439. Awards winners will be announced in June 2014.

For an application, visit www.mcswd.org or call (937) 225-4999.

 

$200,000 IN GRANT FUNDING FOR MUNICIPALITIES, SCHOOLS, NON-PROFITS:

The Montgomery County Solid Waste District is now accepting applications for the 2014 Recycling Incentive Grant Program, which provides up to $200,000 in funding to local municipalities, schools and non-profit organizations for projects that promote recycling and litter prevention. The deadline to apply is April 25, 2014.

“By making these grants available to local organizations, we can improve the community and the environment through responsible recycling and litter prevention programs,” said Dan Foley, president of the Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners.

Grants will be awarded to projects focused on the following five areas: recycling, waste reduction, litter prevention, composting opportunities and end use markets of recycled materials. The Recycling Incentive Grant Program is open on a competitive basis to all Montgomery County municipalities, schools and select non-profit organizations. An endorsement letter is required for schools and non-profits from their local jurisdiction.

Interested applicants must attend a mandatory briefing session at 9 a.m. on March 19, 2014. The briefing session will be held at 2550 Sandridge Dr., Dayton, Ohio 45439. Grant winners will be announced in June.

For an application, visit www.mcswd.org or call (937) 225-4999.

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