Building Opportunities to Maximize Waste Diversion and Create Jobs in Colorado
The purpose of the Request for Applications (RFA) is to fund implementation projects that lead to new opportunities to increase waste diversion as well as to create jobs. Projects may focus on recycling, composting, waste minimization, anaerobic digestion, repurposing, or reuse for a wide variety of materials.
A total of $2.7 million is available to fund multiple projects. Funding is made possible through the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Fund (C.R.S. §25-16.5-106.5 Chapter 270 Article 19. 7).
All questions concerning RFA #9223 must be submitted in writing to the following email address: email@example.com. The deadline for the first round of written inquiries is: January 17, 2018, 3:00 PM MST.
Though optional, grant applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-application conference. The conference is each applicant’s opportunity to receive feedback directly from members of the selection committee on proposal ideas and to resolve any questions an applicant may have about the Request for Applications document. The pre-application conference is scheduled for 9:00 AM on Monday, February 5, 2018, at the department’s main campus in Denver. Teleconferencing will be available. RSVP is required. Please reference the Request for Applications document for more details regarding the pre-application conference.
Please visit the department’s website to access the grant application, templates, and other information: www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/recycling-grants
Applications are due March 2, 2018, 3:00 PM MST.
Recycling Cart Grant
Looking to upgrade your recycling program to bring recycling carts to every household? If so, need some money? Or a consult on how to talk to residents about recycling?
The Recycling Partnership released the 2018 Cart Grant application. You can find it here.
- Funding for carts available: $7 per cart (up to $500,000), plus $1 per household for outreach (up to $50,000).
- Communities with 4,000+ households are eligible.
- Funding comes with technical assistance from Partnership staff and tailored educational materials for your community to keep after grant process.
- If you’ve already filled out the prior online application, no need to start over – just send it on in! We’ll get it, and you’ll be considered, either way.
Contact Rob Taylor with questions or for more information.
EPA EE Local Grant Program
EPA is pleased to announce that up to $3 million in funding for locally-focused environmental education grants will be available this week under the 2018 EE Local Grant Program. EPA will award three to four grants in each of EPA’s ten Regions, for no less than $50,000 and no more than $100,000 each, for a total of 30-35 grants nationwide. Proposals are due March 15, 2018.
In addition to other environmental topics, the 2018 EE Local Grant Program includes support for projects that reflect the intersection of environmental issues and agricultural best-practices, conservation of natural resources, food waste management, and natural disaster preparedness.
The full solicitation notices will be posted at www.grants.gov and at http://www.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grant-solicitation-notice.
Find background on the EE Grants Program and resources for applicants at http://www.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants.
Supplemental Environmental Project (Weld County)
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is requesting Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) applications for a total of $1 million in SEP funds for projects that provide environmental or public health benefits in Weld County. Approximately two to five projects will be funded and projects will be selected through the SEP Community Process. Funding requests must be greater than $200,000 and may not exceed $500,000. Full details are in the application.
Nonprofit organizations and governmental entities are eligible to apply. Eligible project categories are: pollution prevention (including energy efficiency), environmental restoration and protection, and environmental education. Projects must be “shovel-ready” and recipients will have up to three years to complete projects.
Applications must be received by 2:00 pm on April 10, 2018 in order to be considered for this SEP opportunity. Incomplete applications, applications that do not meet one of the checklist requirements, and applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
The Denver Foundation Environmental Affinity Group
The Denver Foundation is pleased to invite you to submit a proposal for funding from the Environmental Affinity Group.
Mission statement: The Environmental Affinity Group of The Denver Foundation strives to create a network of informed, engaged, and effective environmental philanthropists to identify, promote and support outstanding environmental action on a wide range of issues in Colorado.
The EAG will provide support to organizations that are using an inclusive approach to educate communities, reaching new audiences, to encourage action on climate change. If this describes your work, please review the 2018 Request for Proposals for full details.
Proposals are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 27, 2018.
In 2017, the EAG awarded $30,000 to environmental / conservation groups for programs aimed and increasing inclusiveness and diversity in the environmental movement in Colorado. Click here for more on each of the great programs supported by the Environmental Affinity Group in 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:
- Waste minimization
- Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products. This includes, but is not limited to, the following technologies:
- Anaerobic digestion
- Other thermal or biological conversion technologies
- Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.)
There are two annual deadlines for pre-proposal submissions:
More information: https://erefdn.org/research-grants-projects/how-to-apply-for-grant/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or to 303-691-4955.
RREO Rebate Program: Funds Distributed by County, FY2009-2015
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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, 2018
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.
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.
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.
Applications accepted year-round.
Public Space Recycling Bin Grant
Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant supports recycling in communities by providing bins to expand recycling opportunities in public spaces.
The grant program awards actual recycling bins to schools, government agencies, colleges and other community organizations on a competitive basis.
Applications for 2018 grants available in 2018.
Grants are offered to KAB affiliates, government and public agencies, non-profit organizations, tribal governments, religious organizations, colleges & universities, k-12 schools and other community groups.
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.
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.
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