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School Waste Reduction and Education Grant


The Montgomery County Solid Waste District has established a series of grant programs to assist local communities, K-12 public and private schools, and 501(c)(3) non-profits. The School Waste Reduction and Education Grant is designed specifically to assist K-12 public and private schools in meeting their sustainability and environmental education goals as they relate to waste reduction, reuse and recycling.

2020-2021 Grant Cycle

The 2020-2021 grant cycle is now open! Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Jaime Shepherd at 937-781-3062 or shepherdj@mcohio.org to discuss project ideas before submitting an application.

Eligibility

K-12 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.

Funding

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 approval of the 2021 budget.


Montgomery County Environmental Learning Center

Montgomery County Environment Services offers free tours of the Montgomery County Environmental Learning Center Tours. This LDC Module 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 in 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


Talk T.R.A.S.H with Boonshoft Museum’s Exhibits-To-Go

Students will learn to Take Responsible Action at School and Home 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 http://boonshoftmuseum.org/experience-more/exhibits-to-go/.  Funding for Montgomery County schools is provided by the Montgomery County Solid Waste District.

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