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School Waste Reduction and Education Grant

2023 to 2024 Grant Cycle

The 2023 to 2024 grant cycle is now open! Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023. Download and complete the 2023-24 School Waste Reduction and Education Grant Draft (DOCX) application.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact 937-781-3062 or email Jaime Shepherd to discuss project ideas before submitting an application.

An informational webinar is available to the right.


Kindergarten through 12th grade public and private schools located in Montgomery County are eligible to apply. All grant activities must reduce waste in Montgomery County and/or provide educational opportunities regarding waste reduction and recycling to Montgomery County students and their families and guardians.


The District strives to fund qualified grants fully each year, however, grants can be highly competitive, and requests may exceed the amount budgeted for this grant cycle. Partial funding may be awarded. Grant funding is dependent on the approval of the 2024 budget.

Montgomery County Environmental Learning Center

Montgomery County Environment Services offers free tours of the Montgomery County Environmental Learning Center Tours. This Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) Module - MCES Module - Lifestyle Choices Affect US Impact on the Environment (PDF) is recommended as a pre-and or post-lesson before and after the tour. During the tour, students can use the information as one of their text sources. The focus is on Ohio's Learning Standards: "some of Earth's resources are limited." Some of Earth's resources become limited due to overuse and/or contamination. Reducing resource use, decreasing waste and/or pollution, recycling, and reusing can help conserve these resources. For more information please call 937-781-3062

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery LogoTalk T.R.A.S.H with Boonshoft Museum's Exhibits-To-Go

Students will learn to Take Responsible Action at School and Home (T.R.A.S.H.) in this unique collaboration between Montgomery County Solid Waste District and Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. To bring this program to your school or organization, please visit the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery website. Funding for Montgomery County schools is provided by the Montgomery County Solid Waste District.