RECYCLING RESOURCES ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY GRANT PROGRAM
RFA #8686 — REGIONAL AND MUNICIPAL STUDIES TO OPTIMIZE WASTE DIVERSION
The department is now accepting proposals from qualified applicants to complete regional or municipal studies within the State of Colorado that will identify existing waste diversion activities in a defined study area, suggest ways to coordinate those activities to maximize economic efficiencies, and establish goals that will guide future efforts to minimize the amount of waste sent to area landfills. As Colorado’s recycling infrastructure continues to develop, the department will offer other grant opportunities that focus grant dollars on collaborative projects as opposed to competing interests. By funding regional and municipal plans across the state focused on waste diversion, the department hopes to incentivize the creation of efficient collection and transportation networks and minimize redundancies in each study area so that Colorado continues to see an improvement in its overall waste diversion rate.
- Councils of government
- City or county governments
- Regional community groups whose mission it is to promote environmental sustainability or economic development
- Colleges or universities (working in conjunction with the above entities)
A budget of approximately $250,000 is available to fund no less than five regional or municipal studies. Applicants shall not request more than $50,000 in grant funds. Proposed budgets must reflect the following funding period: March 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018.
Please visit the department’s website for more information about this Request for
Applications and to access the grant application templates.
APPLICATIONS DUE DECEMBER 13, 2017 AT 3:00 PM MST