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RREO Program Mini-Grants for equipment, supplies, and outreach materials

The Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Grant Program exists to fund projects that lead to new opportunities to divert waste from the landfill and create jobs. As funding opportunities for infrastructure development through the RREO Grant Program have grown more complex over time, the intent of this solicitation is to offer “mini-grants” through a simplified application process for small-scale projects that meet the goals of the grant Program. Proposals will be accepted from applicants who have a need for equipment, supplies, and/or informational and outreach materials that will be used to support a new or existing recycling, organics, reuse, or waste reduction program.

BUDGET AND FUNDING PERIOD

A total of $400,000 is available for this funding opportunity. The maximum amount of funds an applicant can request is $25,000. The minimum amount that can be requested is $3,000. It is anticipated that awardees will have approval to make purchases per their project budget on January 2, 2018. Grantees must spend their full grant award by June 30, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY

1. Public and government agencies
2. Universities and schools
3. For-profit businesses
4. Nonprofit organizations

Please visit the department’s website for more information about this Request for Applications and to access the grant application templates.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE OCTOBER 31, 2017, 3:00 PM, MDT

This entry was posted on Monday, October 2nd, 2017.

Waste Tire Innovative Market Development Grant Program

An additional deadline has been added  to submit an application for the Waste Tire Innovative Market Development Grant Program.  The final deadline for this program is October 20, 2017 at 2:00pm Denver/MST.

Any project selected will have an end date of December 31, 2017.

Due to the repeal of the Waste Tire Market Development Fund on January 1, 2018, these grant funds will not be available after the end of this year. Don’t delay any longer if you have an innovative idea to help with the end use of waste tires in the state. Please visit our website to learn more about how to apply and eligibility to participate:

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/waste-tire-innovative-market-development-grant-program

Contact:
Brian Gaboriau
Waste Tire Grants Administrator
Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division
P: 303-692-2097  |  F: 303-759-5355
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246-1530
brian.gaboriau@state.co.us

This entry was posted on Friday, September 22nd, 2017.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grants

The ALT Fuels Colorado program is managed in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). This program provides funding for alternative fueling infrastructure and alternative fuel vehicles. CEO will administer infrastructure grants and RAQC will administer vehicle grants.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grants

Eligible Fleets: Public, non-profict and private fleets that are domicilied in or near and predominately operate in Colorado’s ozone nonattainment areas and carbon monoxide maintenance areas. These include Adamss, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, parts of Larimer, parts of Weld, parts of El Paso and parts of Teller Counties.

Applications accepted three times a year through 2017.

More information

This entry was posted on Monday, September 18th, 2017.

Great American Can Roundup School Challenge

The Great American Can Roundup is an annual aluminum beverage can recycling initiative from the Can Manufacturer’s Institute (CMI). The Challenge is for your group to collect and recycle the most cans per person during a set time period. Then log and report your recycling amounts to CMI. And CMI awards prize money to the winner of each Challenge!

The School Recycling Challenge is open to all K-12 public and private schools located in the United States and the District of Columbia. To compete schools must register at www.canroundup.com.

This entry was posted on Sunday, September 17th, 2017.

PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund

Applications are open for the Zero Impact Fund, which offers up to $10,000 to start an impactful sustainability program on campus. Any college or university that has a direct or indirect contract or a direct agreement to sell PepsiCo products can apply. Proposals and applications should focus on creating environmental, economic and/or social impacts that support the school’s zero-impact journey. The deadline to apply is December 19.

This entry was posted on Sunday, September 17th, 2017.

Solidwaste Management Grant Program

What does this program do? This program helps reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources through funding for organizations that provide technical assistance or training to improve the planning and management of solid waste sites.

What is an eligible area? Rural areas and towns with 10,000 or fewer people–check eligible addresses.

Special consideration may be given for projects serving:

  • an area with fewer than 5,500 or fewer than 2,500 people;
  • regional, multi-state or national areas; or
  • lower-income populations.

What may the funds be used for?

  • Evaluate current landfill conditions to identify threats to water resources
  • Provide technical assistance or training to enhance the operation and maintenance of active landfills
  • Provide technical assistance or training to help communities reduce the amount of solid waste coming into a landfill
  • Provide technical assistance or training to prepare for closure and future use of a landfill site

Deadline for application: December 31, 2017

More information

This entry was posted on Saturday, September 16th, 2017.

Cart-based Curbside Recycling Collection Grant

The Recycling Partnership grant request for proposals, is targeted to counties, municipalities, tribes and solid waste authorities with 4,000 or more households seeking to upgrade to cart-based curbside recycling collection. Awardees will receive up to $7/cart in grant funding, tailored educational materials paired with a communications grant, and best in class technical assistance.

More information

This entry was posted on Friday, September 15th, 2017.

Environmental Research and Education Foundation

EREF is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is one of the largest sources of funding for solid waste research in North America. The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices.

Pre-proposal topics must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices and pertain to the following topic areas:

  1. Waste minimization
  2. Recycling
  3. Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products.  This includes, but is not limited to, the following technologies:
    • Waste-to-energy
    • Anaerobic digestion
    • Composting
    • Other thermal or biological conversion technologies
  4. Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.)
  5. Landfilling

There are two annual deadlines for pre-proposal submissions:

  • January 6
  • June 1

More information: https://erefdn.org/research-grants-projects/how-to-apply-for-grant/

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 14th, 2017.

Colorado Climate Fund Climate & Community Benefit Projects

Do you have a project or program that could benefit from developing a ‘climate and community benefit project’ with the Colorado Carbon Fund (CCF)?

CCF is looking specifically for Colorado-based organizations that address areas around social and economic equity in addition to environmental conservation, while preferably having an element of carbon reduction included. CCF believe that support should come from local Colorado-based projects where communities receive direct benefits from both the project and the reduction of carbon emissions.

Colorado Carbon Fund website
Climate and Community Benefit proposals and project guidelines

If you know of specific projects that could benefit from a stream of funding from the donations/offsets made to the CCF or for more information contact:

Kyle Jerome
Sustainability Implementation Fellow
Natural Capitalism Solutions, 501(c)3 Non-Profit
Implementing Genuine Sustainability
https://www.natcapsolutions.org
email: kjerome@natcapsolutions.org
office: 720-684-6580
mobile: 720-490-8734

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017.

Pollution Prevention Grant Program

The P2 Program has established three “P2 national emphasis areas” (NEAs) to provide a more centralized focus and direction and to improve coordination of grants. These three national emphasis areas were first implemented in fiscal year 2015 and will remain the priority through fiscal years 2016 and 2017 as indicated in the National Program Manager Guidance.

These NEAs offer significant opportunities for pollution prevention and environmental impact:

1) Climate Change Mitigation/Prevention of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Implement P2 projects that achieve significant and measureable reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and/or energy efficiency through technical assistance to businesses.

2) Pollution Prevention Practices in the Food Manufacturing and Processing Sector: Implement pollution prevention projects that support more sustainable food manufacturing resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, hazardous materials generation and use, and/or business costs.

3) State or Community Approaches to Hazardous Materials Source Reduction: Implement state or community-based approaches to hazardous materials source reduction activities that result in reduced generation and use of hazardous materials.

For more information, visit http://www2.epa.gov/p2.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017.

Green Up Our Schools

Green Up Our Schools is a grant program that supports elementary school waste reduction & recycling programs.

Schools accepted into the program receive $2,000 over 3 years, personalized assistance achieving their goals, and support from our partners and local member schools.

www.greenupourschools.org

This entry was posted on Friday, September 8th, 2017.

SBDC Advanced

SBDC ADVANCED is a new business development program administered by the Colorado SBDC Network. It is an economic gardening program, focused on helping our Colorado companies to grow by providing custom-fit market research and corporate-level tools that might otherwise be out of reach for small to mid-sized businesses. These businesses can then use this data to make informed strategic growth decisions.

The SBDC ADVANCED program is open to Colorado businesses at three levels: Gold, Silver, and Copper (see details below). Deliverables provided may include specialized reports in market research, geographic information systems (GIS), financial analysis, marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). The SBDC ADVANCED program taps into corporate-level tools, experienced consultants and their strategic plans.

http://www.coloradosbdc.org/consulting/sbdc-advanced

Applications accepted year-round.

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 7th, 2017.

Crush It Crusade Grant

Does your community or local organization need help kick starting a recycling program? Get on it and apply for a Crush it Crusade recycling grant today through the CAN’d Aid Foundation.  This grant program provides ZeroHero recycling tents, training on sustainable waste management and enough funds to get your recycling program rolling.

Learn more at candaid.org/crush-crusade-overview

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017.

Recycling Rebates Program

The intent of this rebate program is to assist free public recycling drop-off sites by offsetting a portion of the transportation costs incurred by shipping recyclables to market or to a processing center. For more information, please visit the CDPHE website

Please direct questions via email to cdphe.ppp2@state.co.us or to 303-691-4955.

RREO Rebate Program: Funds Distributed by County, FY2009-2015


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This entry was posted on Monday, August 7th, 2017.