Grants

2020 Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Waste Reduction Innovation Grant

This grant program helps communities, schools, non-profit organizations, and private sector businesses implement waste reduction, reuse, food rescue, composting, and recycling programs that significantly reduce waste in Hamilton County, Ohio.

Proposals will be considered for funding as they are received. Approved proposals will be funded on a first come, first served basis. The District will accept proposals until October 16, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. or until funding runs out, whichever happens first. Applicants are required to provide minimum 25% matching funds and may request a maximum of $10,000 in grant funds. 

How to apply:

Follow the directions in the 2020 Waste Reduction Innovation Grant packet.

For more information:

Check out the informational webinar recording or contact Cher Mohring at 513-946-7737.

Greater Cincinnati Smart Kitchen Initiative

The initiative offers assistance to reduce pre-consumer food waste and/or donate prepared foods from mid- to high-volume food service operators in Hamilton County. See details here.

Ohio EPA Recycling and Litter Prevention Grant Opportunities for Businesses

Market Development Grant
Provides opportunities for businesses, manufacturers, and material processors to create or expand recycling processing capacity and recycled material production. Funding is available for equipment specifically needed to remanufacture recyclable materials into bulk raw material or finished product. Grantees have 24 months to complete the project. Grant funds are reimbursed only after project completion.

Scrap Tire Grant
This grant program offers funding for businesses, manufacturers, and material processors to create or expand scrap tire processing capacity and product manufacturing. Funds are also available for beneficial use products that incorporate the use of ground tire rubber and recycled asphalt shingles. Grant funds for business applicants are reimbursed only after project completion. Grantees have 24 months to complete the project.

For more Information:
Want more information about these grants? Check out this recorded webinar.

How to apply:
The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District is an approved sponsoring agency for these grants. The grant cycle is now closed. Check back in the fall when the new grant cycle opens.