Ohio EPA DEFA's Recycling & Litter Prevention Grant is Open - Webinar Reminder!
Ohio EPA DEFA's Recycling & Litter Prevention Grant is Open!
Helping communities and businesses access compliance, technical
Ohio EPA's Recycling & Litter Prevention Program (R&LP) provides grant funding to communities, local governments, academic institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and state agencies to establish and implement recycling, market development, litter prevention and scrap tire recycling programs. There are four different grant programs: Community and Litter Grants, Market Development Grants, Scrap Tire Grants and Academic Institution Grants.
Market Development Grant
Need money for a cardboard baler, recycled-plastic pelletizer or to expand food waste composting efforts? Ohio EPA has funds available. This grant provides businesses (e.g. manufacturers, recyclers, material processors, etc.) opportunities to create or expand recycling processing capacity and recycled material production. This includes funding for equipment specifically needed to remanufacture recyclable materials into bulk raw material or finished product. This grant requires the business to have a government sponsor. Grant funds are reimbursed only after project completion through the government sponsor. Grantees have 24 months to complete the project.
Some recently funded projects include:
- Shur-Green Farms in Darke County installed commercial food depackaging equipment to recover food waste and create high-value animal feed;
- Advanced Drainage Systems in Putnam County increased their HDPE and LDPE recycling capacity by purchasing a plastic pelletizer;
- Rust Belt Riders Composting in Cuyahoga County expanded their finished compost bagging line to allow them to increase the amount of food waste processed; and
- Tri-State E-Scrap in Hamilton County developed a wire reclamation system to increase recovery of copper wire from their electronics material recovery facility.
Nov. 5, 2020 and Jan. 7, 2021 (10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Presenters: Recycling & Litter Prevention Grant Program, Ohio EPA's Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance
Description: These webinars will highlight Ohio EPA's 2021 Recycling & Litter Prevention Grant application process and those activities targeted by this grant program. The webinars will focus on how this competitive grant program provides opportunities for local governments, schools, businesses and nonprofit organizations to establish and implement recycling & litter prevention programs, recycling market development for manufacturers, expansion of recycling equipment and processing facilities and recycling infrastructure improvements. The deadline for this online submittal is Feb. 5, 2021 at 3:00p.m. (EST).
Ohio EPA's annual R&LP grant program will be accepting applications from November 2, 2020 through February 5, 2021 at 3:00p.m. (EST), with grants awarded on July 1, 2021. The application process for this funding program is highly competitive. Total available grant funds vary from year to year. There is a maximum award for a single project and different match requirements, depending on the grant type.
The Jan. 7 webinar will have the same content as the Nov. 5 version, but will also include any updates and feedback about the online grant application process since the grant cycle opened on Nov. 2, 2020.
Click here to register for the Nov. 5, 2020 (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) webinar
Click here to register for the Jan. 7, 2021 (10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) webinar
Where can you find more information? Please visit Ohio EPA's recycling website: recycleohio.gov
Who can you contact for more information?
Grant recipients will be announced in May 2021 and funding will be made available in July 2021.