Grants

Ohio EPA Recycling and Litter Prevention Grant Opportunities:

Community and Litter Grant
Local governments can receive funding to purchase equipment for the collection and processing or recyclables and construction and demolition debris. Communities and non-profit organizations can also receive funding to implement litter collection events, outreach, and education as well as tire amnesty programs (tire amnesty programs require a minimum $0.50/tire collection fee). Grantees have 12 months to complete the project. Applications are due February 7, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Academic Institution Grant
Public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities may receive funding for recycling efforts as well as outreach and education, recycling equipment and conference sponsorships. Grantees have 12 months to complete the project. Applications are due February 7, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

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. To be eligible for this grant, the applicant must have a government sponsor, so interested businesses need to email or call Jenny Lohmann (513-946-7736) by November 25, 2019.

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. To be eligible for  this grant, the application must have a government sponsor, so interested businesses need to email or call Jenny Lohmann (513-946-7736) by November 25, 2019.

Want more information about the various grants or how to apply? Check out this recorded webinar.

Greater Cincinnati Smart Kitchen Initiative

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