Montgomery County Announces New Grant Encouraging School Waste Reduction and Education

Montgomery County Environmental Services’ Solid Waste District is introducing a new grant program, now open to K-12 schools within Montgomery County. The School Waste Reduction and Education Grant has a total of $30,000 in funding available to schools interested in implementing waste reduction and education programs.

Funding may be used for activities that reduce waste and promote reuse and recycling in schools throughout Montgomery County, or facilitate education programs that teach waste reduction, reuse and recycling. Allowable expenses may include: the purchase of a dishwasher and reusable tableware, new recycling containers and enhanced signage, or materials to make a unique educational initiative possible.

“We are very excited to add the School Waste Reduction and Education Grant to Montgomery County Solid Waste District’s ever-expanding list of grant programs,” said Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge. “Montgomery County is dedicated to working with our citizens to reduce our environmental footprint. There is no better place to start educating others on such topics than in our schools. We look forward to seeing the positive impact the School Waste Reduction and Education Grant brings to our youngest community members.”

Montgomery County Environmental Services is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 School Waste Reduction and Education Grant. Applications are due October 30, 2020. Awards will be announced in mid-November and funds will be available for use after January 11, 2021.

Please visit www.mcswd.org for an application. For questions and more information, please contact Montgomery County Education Program Specialist Jaime Shepherd at 937-781-3062 during normal business hours.