Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants

Ohio EPA's competitive grant funding is targeted at local governments, colleges and universities, solid waste management districts/authorities, health districts, statewide recycling and litter prevention trade associations, and private sector businesses for a variety of recycling, litter cleanup and scrap tire management projects.

Key Dates

 If you have questions regarding any of these grant packages, please contact Chet Chaney at (614) 728-0043.

 

The Litter Cleanup and Tire Amnesty Grant program offers funding to Ohio communities to implement litter collection and tire amnesty programs. In addition, the grant program may support the development and continuation of Keep America Beautiful (KAB) communities and their efforts to prevent litter.


2014 Application

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Fact Sheet

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Those eligible to apply include an agency of the state, as established by the Ohio Revised Code.  An agency of the state may be a municipal corporation, county, township, village, state college or university, solid waste management district or authority, and health districts.  In addition, the following entities are eligible to apply for and receive grant funds under this program, Keep America Beautiful (KAB) affiliates, boards of education, and non-profit organizations.

These grants are competitive and the following criteria will be used to determine funding:

  • Complete an activity on public property or property which the grantee has received appropriate owner consent
  • Consistent with the strategic goals of the local and state solid waste management plans
  • Grant funds will be used to supplement but not to replace existing funds
  • All litter clean-up activities must involve the use of volunteers
  • Adherence to grant application guidelines including the submission of required forms and comprehensive responses to all applicable questions, following format instructions and meeting deadlines
  • Past grant performance, including project implementation, expenditures and submission of reports
  • Financial need of the applicant
  • Agree to submit a completed final project evaluation
  • Acknowledgement of funding source is required for all projects
  • No outstanding financial or compliance issues with the State of Ohio

Applicants must demonstrate that they will commit a minimum of ten percent (10%) matching funds to the project.  The match must be a cash contribution dedicated to the funded project.  The match must be a cash contribution dedicated to the funded project.  The maximum grant period for the Litter Clean-up & Tire Amnesty Grant is 12 months.  A grant funding line is required for all projects and an acknowledgement of funding source.

LITTER CLEAN-UP & TIRE AMNESTY GRANT PROJECT

GRANT REQUEST (Up To)

KAB Annual Renewal

$       500

KAB Certification Fee

$    4,000

Litter Clean-up Events

$  10,000

Tire Amnesty Collection (5,000 -10,000 PTE)

$  20,000

Tire Amnesty Collection (10,001 - 20,000 PTE)

$  30,000

Tire Amnesty Collection (Above 20,000 PTE)

$  40,000

Subject to cash availability and after final execution of the grant agreement, grantees will receive an advance payment with the balance held in reserve to reconcile the grant at closeout.


  • September 26, 2013 - Application Handbook posted
  • October 3, 2013 - 2014 Grant Informational Meeting [PPT]
  • February 3, 2014 - Applications due
  • May 2014 - Awards announced
  • July 2014 - Funding available

The Community Grant program provides financial assistance to Ohio local governments that propose to design and establish projects involved in the collection and processing of recyclable materials and litter prevention programs or projects. Ohio EPA is seeking proposals involving one or more of the following materials collected or processed in Ohio:

  • aluminum
  • construction and demolition debris
  • deconstruction material
  • electronics
  • glass
  • old corrugated cardboard
  • organic (food scrap) material
  • paint
  • paper
  • plastic (#1 - #7) with focus on polystyrene

Ohio EPA is also seeking proposals to support litter prevention assistance to enforce anti-litter laws, educate the public and stimulate collection and containment of litter.


2014 Application

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Fact Sheet

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Those eligible to apply include an agency of the state, as established by the Ohio Revised Code.  An agency of the state may be a municipal corporation, county, township, village, state college or university, solid waste management district or authority, park districts, health districts, and state-wide recycling & litter prevention trade associations.

These competitive grants will be awarded based on the following:

  • Demonstration of positive economic and environmental impact regionally or statewide
  • Assurances that the project will accomplish stated goals and is transferable
  • Potential for evolution into a permanent service or program without future Agency funding
  • Past grant performance, including project implementation, expenditures and submission of reports
  • Consistency with the strategic goals of the local and state solid waste management plans
  • Qualifies as a eligible project and includes one or more targeted materials
  • Financial need of the applicant
  • Availability of grant funds
  • Submission of required forms and comprehensive responses to all applicable questions
  • No outstanding financial or compliance issues with the State of Ohio

Applicants must indicate how they will comply with the project-based match requirements for the grant. A fifty percent (50%) cash match must be available and expended on those allowable costs directly associated with the approved project. The maximum grant period for the Community Grant is 12 months.

A grant funding line is required for all projects. (Examples include the Ohio EPA logo/signage on grant-funded equipment or facilities or the standard funding credit line on printed educational material or promotional items).


COMMUNITY PROJECTS

GRANT REQUEST (Up To)

Commercial Recycling

$   20,000

Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling

$   50,000

Curbside Recycling

$ 200,000

Deconstruction Material Recycling

$ 100,000

Drop-off Recycling

$ 100,000

Environmental Crime Taskforce

$   10,000

Litter Prevention

$   20,000

Material Recovery Facility Recycling (Public)

$ 150,000

Outreach Education & Training

$   25,000

Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT)

$ 100,000

Special Venue Recycling

$   50,000

Sponsorships

$     2,000

Subject to cash availability, grantees will receive an advance grant payment, while the remaining grant balance will be held in reserve to reconcile the grant at closeout.

  • September 26, 2013 - Application Handbook posted
  • October 3, 2013 - 2014 Grant Informational Meeting [PPT]
  • February 3, 2014 - Applications due
  • May 2014 - Awards announced
  • July 2014 - Funding available

The Market Development program offers grants to Ohio businesses that propose to create the infrastructure necessary for successful markets of recyclable materials and related products. Ohio EPA is seeking proposals involving one or more of the following materials collected or processed in Ohio:

  • aluminum
  • carpet and padding
  • construction and demolition debris
  • electronics/CRT Glass
  • glass
  • mattresses
  • old corrugated cardboard
  • organic (food waste) material
  • paint
  • paper
  • plastic (#1 - #7) with focus on polystyrene
  • shingles

2014 Application

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Fact Sheet

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Those eligible to apply include an agency of the state, as established by the Ohio Revised Code.  An agency of the state may be a municipal corporation, county, township, village, state college or university and solid waste management district or authority. Applicants may sponsor multiple private sectors businesses (cooperating enterprises) or non-profit organizations (cooperating enterprise). Private sector businesses and non-profit organizations who are located and registered to conduct business in Ohio may seek market development funding. In addition, businesses and non-profit organizations applying for funds must secure a sponsor to serve as the grant applicant. 



These competitive grants will be awarded based on the following:

  • Demonstration of positive economic and environmental impact regionally or statewide
  • Assurances that the project will accomplish stated goals and is transferable
  • Potential for evolution into a permanent service or program without future Agency funding
  • Past grant performance, including project implementation, expenditures and submission of reports
  • Consistency with the strategic goals of the local and state solid waste management plans
  • Qualifies as an eligible project and includes one or more targeted materials
  • Financial need of the applicant
  • Availability of grant funds
  • Submission of required forms and comprehensive responses to all applicable questions
  • No outstanding financial or compliance issues with the State of Ohio

Applicants must demonstrate that the cooperating enterprise will commit a minimum of one hundred percent (100%) matching funds, equal to the amount requested in grant funds.  The match must be a cash contribution or a documented line of credit.  The maximum grant period for the Market Development program is 24 months.  Applicants sponsoring businesses or non-profit organizations must enter into a contract with that entity to implement the grant-approved activity.  A grant funding line is required for all projects and an acknowledgement of funding source.


MARKET DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

GRANT REQUEST (Up To)

Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling

$  250,000

Glass Recycling

$  250,000

Manufacturing & Processing

$  250,000

Material Recovery Facility Recycling (Private)

$  250,000

Mattress Recycling

$  150,000

Organics Recycling

$  250,000


Subject to cash availability, grantees will receive an advance grant payment, while the remaining grant balance will be held in reserve to reconcile the grant at closeout.


  • September 26, 2013 - Application Handbook posted
  • October 3, 2013 - 2014 Grant Informational Meeting [PDF]
  • February 3, 2014 - Applications due
  • May 2014 - Awards announced
  • July 2014 - Funding available

The Scrap Tire Grant program offers grant funds to Ohio businesses that propose to create the infrastructure necessary for successful markets of scrap tire materials and related products.


2014 Application

DOC

PDF

Fact Sheet

DOC

PDF

Those eligible to apply include an agency of the state, as established by the Ohio Revised Code. An agency of the state may be a municipal corporation, county, township, village, state college or university and solid waste management district or authority. Applicants may sponsor multiple private sectors businesses (cooperating enterprises) or non-profit organizations (cooperating enterprise). Private sector businesses and non-profit organizations who are located and registered to conduct business in Ohio may seek scrap tire funding. In addition, businesses and non-profit organizations applying for funds must secure a public sponsor to serve as the grant applicant.

These competitive grants will be awarded based on the following:

  • Demonstration of positive economic and environmental impact regionally or statewide
  • Assurances that the project will accomplish stated goals and is transferable
  • Potential for evolution into a permanent service or program without future Agency funding
  • Past grant performance, including project implementation, expenditures and submission of reports
  • Consistency with the strategic goals of the local and state solid waste management plans
  • Qualifies as an eligible project and includes one or more targeted materials
  • Financial need of the applicant
  • Availability of grant funds
  • Submission of required forms and comprehensive responses to all applicable questions
  • No outstanding financial or compliance issues with the State of Ohio

Applicants must demonstrate that the cooperating enterprise will commit a minimum of one hundred percent (100%) matching funds, equal to the amount requested in grant funds. The match must be a cash contribution or a documented line of credit. The maximum grant period for the Scrap Tire program is 24 months. Applicants sponsoring businesses or non-profit organizations must enter into a contract with that entity to implement the grant-approved activity. A grant funding line is required for all projects and an acknowledgement of funding source.

SCRAP TIRE PROJECTS

GRANT REQUEST (Up To)

Scrap Tire Manufacturing & Processing (over one million PTE)

$ 350,000

Scrap Tire Manufacturing & Processing (up to one million PTE)            

$ 250,000

Scrap Tire Non-Paving Civil Engineering or Construction

$ 150,000

Subject to cash availability, grantees will receive an advance grant payment, while the remaining grant balance will be held in reserve to reconcile the grant at closeout.

  • September 26, 2013 - Application Handbook posted
  • October 3, 2013 - 2014 Grant Informational Meeting [PDF]
  • February 3, 2014 - Applications due
  • May 2014 - Awards announced
  • July 2014 - Funding available