Colorado Waste Tire Program Recycling Incentive Grants
The purpose of this program is to encourage the beneficial reuse and recycling of Colorado waste tires. Funds are available to counties, municipalities, special districts (including school districts), and state agencies, as a financial incentive to purchase products containing recycled or reused Colorado waste tires on a reimbursement basis.
Approximately $500,000 is expected to be available in fiscal year 2013 to fund multiple projects. Awards will be available for 100% of the cost of the Colorado-generated waste tire product only, capped at $50,000 per award.
Research Grant Opportunity, Environmental Research and Education Foundation
To respond to this solicitation for sustainable solid waste research, please download the formal RFP for instructions and submittal criteria. Submissions of scientific research proposals related to sustainable solid waste management practices are invited in the following areas:
A. Waste minimization
C. Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products. This includes, but is not limited to, the following technologies:
- Anaerobic digestion
D. Strategies to promote diversion from landfills (e.g. separating organics, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.)
There are two annual deadlines for solicited proposal submissions, January 5 and July 15
Proposals will be accepted 10 days prior to the deadline dates listed above up to the close of business (5:00 p.m. eastern time) on the deadline date. If not received by this time, proposals will not be considered. Generally, a response regarding proposal status will be given within 45 – 60 days from the submittal date. If any of the above dates fall on a weekend, then the deadline will be the Monday following the due date.
Recycling Rebates Program
Deadline: August 2013
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), working through its Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and the Assistance Committee to the Board, requests applications for a rebate from the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Fund. The intent of the RREO rebate program is to assist recycling service providers in offsetting costs associated with transportation, general operations, or to expand or improve service to their customers.
For details, and to access the rebate applications and informational packet, please visit the CDPHE website.
Questions may be directed to (303) 691-4955 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
RREO Rebate Program: Funds Distributed by County, FY2009-2013
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Know any college students majoring in environmental studies? Tell them to apply for the GRO Fellowship (up to $50,000)!
Eligible students receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year.
Fall 2013 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate Environmental Study
P3 Awards: Student Design Competition for Sustainability
Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet
The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Award program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people– people, prosperity, and the planet – the three pillars of sustainability. Teams are awarded $15,000 to develop their idea. They then compete for a $90,000 award to take their design to real world application.
Environmental Education Regional Grants
Under this solicitation EPA is seeking grant proposals from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, as described in this notice, and that will serve as models that can be replicated in a variety of settings. Under this solicitation EPA expects to award environmental education grants from the 10 EPA Regional offices.
To access the RFP or further clarifying information on our website or in the online Frequently Asked Questions, please go http://www.epa.gov/education/grants/index.html. There you will also find details about two webinars/conference calls that will be held in September for potential applicants to this RFP.
Solidwaste Management Grant Program
Deadline: December 2013
The objectives of the Solid Waste Management Grant Program are to:
1. Reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources in rural areas; 2. Improve planning and management of solid waste sites in rural areas.
NOTE: Rural areas are defined as any area not in city or town with a population in excess of 10,000, according to the latest decennial census of the United States.
Source Reduction Assistance
Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) awards are issued annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Pollution Prevention Programs, subject to Congressional appropriation and the quality of proposals received. The awards help fund environmental projects that reduce or eliminate pollution at the source. Collectively, the Regions are interested in funding projects that support the five strategic goals of EPA’s P2 program – 1) reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), 2) reduce hazardous materials, 3) increase resource conservation, 4) promote efficient business practices and 5) support P2 integration.
For more information, visit http://www.epa.gov/oppt/p2home/pubs/grants/.
Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Fund Grants Program
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, working through the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and the Assistance Committee to the Board, requests applications for implementation projects that promote economic development through the productive management of materials that would otherwise be treated as discards. Eligible proposals may address source reduction, recycling, beneficial use/re-use, anaerobic digestion, or composting for a wide variety of materials. Projects will be funded through the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Act, which created the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) grant program to assist the state in achieving its potential to recycle materials, advance economic development, create jobs, and preserve the state’s natural beauty.
This year, the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and the Assistance Committee to the Board continued to focus the RREO grant program on Hub-and-Spoke development within Colorado. For more information on what Hub-and-Spoke entails, please reference the Hub-and-Spoke informational web page.
For more information, visit the department’s website.
Please direct questions to 303-691-4955 or email@example.com
RREO Grant Program: Funds Distributed by County, FY2009-2013
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Recycling Bin Grant Program
The Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Recycling Bin Grant Program supports recycling in communities and on college and university campuses by providing bins to selected grant recipients for the collection of beverage container recyclables. Grants will be provided to a limited number of applicants who can demonstrate how their proposals will lead to sustainable recycling opportunities. All interested parties can visit http://bingrant.org.
Colorado Collaboration Award
New Colorado Collaboration Award will Offer $50,000 to Nonprofit Organizations for Excellence and Innovation
The Colorado Nonprofit Association, in partnership with a diverse group of Colorado funders, is delighted to announce the creation of the Colorado Collaboration Award, designed to acknowledge and inspire successful cooperation among organizations.
The collaborations will be evaluated by a team of nonprofit, foundation, business and government representatives based on the following criteria:
- the depth of collaboration
- demonstrated and significant impact
- innovation in addressing a specific challenge or opportunity
- serving as a model others can replicate
- effective community engagement as part of the process
- operating in accordance with nonprofit best practices.
Visit www.ColoradoCollaboration.org in 2014 for applications.