Business Grant Information
What is the Market Development Grant?
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) administers grants to develop Ohio markets for scrap tires and other recyclables. Grants are awarded to establish or expand the use of recycled-content materials by private manufacturers and to foster market development.
What types of projects are eligible?
The Market Development Grant (MDG) provides financial assistance to recycled material processors and product manufacturers operating within Ohio. Funding is available to purchase equipment that will strengthen markets for recyclable materials. Eligible projects include proposals focusing on, but not limited to, the following material markets:
- scrap tires
- paper and other fiber-based products
Eligible projects may target post-consumer, post-commercial, and post-industrial recycled material. ODNR is interested in projects that impact the largest Ohio market area and consume a large volume of scrap tires or recyclable materials.
Interested businesses must apply for grant funding through the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District. For more information, contact the District at (513) 946-7732 or Catherine Walsh.
How much funding is available?
The maximum grant amount is $250,000 for recycling market development projects and $350,000 for manufacturing or processing projects involving scrap tires.
How to apply:
Applicants must demonstrate they will provide a cash match to the project equal to the amount requested. Contact the District to request an application at (513) 946-7732 or visit ODNR's website at www.ohiodnr.com/recycling for more information.