EPA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Solicitation
The 2018-19 EPA SBIR Phase I solicitation is an opportunity for small businesses to receive funding for the development and commercialization of innovative environmental technologies in one of the SBIR topic areas. We are excited to announce that Sustainable Materials Management is a topic area and that potential funding is available for the development of:
- Novel technologies to identify harmful materials in construction & demolition (C&D) materials
- Novel technologies to aid building deconstruction
- Recyclable composite building materials
EPA’s 2018-2019 SBIR Phase I solicitation is anticipated to open June 13, 2018 and close on July 31, 2018. For information about the EPA SBIR funding opportunity, please see www.epa.gov/sbir. For more information on the federal SBIR Program, see www.SBIR.gov.
Recycling Cart Grant
Looking to upgrade your recycling program to bring recycling carts to every household? If so, need some money? Or a consult on how to talk to residents about recycling?
The Recycling Partnership released the 2018 Cart Grant application. You can find it here.
- Funding for carts available: $7 per cart (up to $500,000), plus $1 per household for outreach (up to $50,000).
- Communities with 4,000+ households are eligible.
- Funding comes with technical assistance from Partnership staff and tailored educational materials for your community to keep after grant process.
- If you’ve already filled out the prior online application, no need to start over – just send it on in! We’ll get it, and you’ll be considered, either way.
Contact Rob Taylor with questions or for more information.
Young Investigator Scholarship
The Young Investigator Scholarship from Composting Council Research and Education Foundation supports undergraduate through PhD students in the United States doing research in the fields of composting and compost use. The ideal candidate will have interest in improving the compost process and the application and the utilization of finished compost to increase drought tolerance, soil nutrient content, reducing erosion and water pollution, and increasing carbon storage in soils to combat climate change.
Learn more about the scholarship program
Environmental Research and Education Foundation
EREF is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is one of the largest sources of funding for solid waste research in North America. The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices.
Pre-proposal topics must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices and pertain to the following topic areas:
- Waste minimization
- Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products. This includes, but is not limited to, the following technologies:
- Anaerobic digestion
- Other thermal or biological conversion technologies
- Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.)
There are two annual deadlines for pre-proposal submissions:
More information: https://erefdn.org/research-grants-projects/how-to-apply-for-grant/
Recycling Rebates Program
The intent of this rebate program is to assist free public recycling drop-off sites by offsetting a portion of the transportation costs incurred by shipping recyclables to market or to a processing center. For more information, please visit the CDPHE website.
Please direct questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to 303-691-4955.
RREO Rebate Program: Funds Distributed by County, FY2009-2015
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Solidwaste Management Grant Program
What does this program do? This program helps reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources through funding for organizations that provide technical assistance or training to improve the planning and management of solid waste sites.
What is an eligible area? Rural areas and towns with 10,000 or fewer people–check eligible addresses.
Special consideration may be given for projects serving:
- an area with fewer than 5,500 or fewer than 2,500 people;
- regional, multi-state or national areas; or
- lower-income populations.
What may the funds be used for?
- Evaluate current landfill conditions to identify threats to water resources
- Provide technical assistance or training to enhance the operation and maintenance of active landfills
- Provide technical assistance or training to help communities reduce the amount of solid waste coming into a landfill
- Provide technical assistance or training to prepare for closure and future use of a landfill site
Deadline for application: December 31, 2018
Pollution Prevention Grant Program
The P2 Program has established three “P2 national emphasis areas” (NEAs) to provide a more centralized focus and direction and to improve coordination of grants. These three national emphasis areas were first implemented in fiscal year 2015 and will remain the priority through fiscal years 2016 and 2017 as indicated in the National Program Manager Guidance.
These NEAs offer significant opportunities for pollution prevention and environmental impact:
1) Climate Change Mitigation/Prevention of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Implement P2 projects that achieve significant and measureable reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and/or energy efficiency through technical assistance to businesses.
2) Pollution Prevention Practices in the Food Manufacturing and Processing Sector: Implement pollution prevention projects that support more sustainable food manufacturing resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, hazardous materials generation and use, and/or business costs.
3) State or Community Approaches to Hazardous Materials Source Reduction: Implement state or community-based approaches to hazardous materials source reduction activities that result in reduced generation and use of hazardous materials.
For more information, visit http://www2.epa.gov/p2.
Green Up Our Schools
Green Up Our Schools is a grant program that supports elementary school waste reduction & recycling programs.
Schools accepted into the program receive $2,000 over 3 years, personalized assistance achieving their goals, and support from our partners and local member schools.
SBDC ADVANCED is a new business development program administered by the Colorado SBDC Network. It is an economic gardening program, focused on helping our Colorado companies to grow by providing custom-fit market research and corporate-level tools that might otherwise be out of reach for small to mid-sized businesses. These businesses can then use this data to make informed strategic growth decisions.
The SBDC ADVANCED program is open to Colorado businesses at three levels: Gold, Silver, and Copper (see details below). Deliverables provided may include specialized reports in market research, geographic information systems (GIS), financial analysis, marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). The SBDC ADVANCED program taps into corporate-level tools, experienced consultants and their strategic plans.
Applications accepted year-round.
Public Space Recycling Bin Grant
Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant supports recycling in communities by providing bins to expand recycling opportunities in public spaces.
The grant program awards actual recycling bins to schools, government agencies, colleges and other community organizations on a competitive basis.
Applications for 2018 grants available in 2018.
Grants are offered to KAB affiliates, government and public agencies, non-profit organizations, tribal governments, religious organizations, colleges & universities, k-12 schools and other community groups.
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grants
The ALT Fuels Colorado program is managed in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). This program provides funding for alternative fueling infrastructure and alternative fuel vehicles. CEO will administer infrastructure grants and RAQC will administer vehicle grants.
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grants
Eligible Fleets: Public, non-profict and private fleets that are domicilied in or near and predominately operate in Colorado’s ozone nonattainment areas and carbon monoxide maintenance areas. These include Adamss, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, parts of Larimer, parts of Weld, parts of El Paso and parts of Teller Counties.
Applications accepted three times a year.
Great American Can Roundup School Challenge
The Great American Can Roundup is an annual aluminum beverage can recycling initiative from the Can Manufacturer’s Institute (CMI). The Challenge is for your group to collect and recycle the most cans per person during a set time period. Then log and report your recycling amounts to CMI. And CMI awards prize money to the winner of each Challenge!
The School Recycling Challenge is open to all K-12 public and private schools located in the United States and the District of Columbia. To compete schools must register at www.canroundup.com.
Crush It Crusade Grant
Does your community or local organization need help kick starting a recycling program? Get on it and apply for a Crush it Crusade recycling grant today through the CAN’d Aid Foundation. This grant program provides ZeroHero recycling tents, training on sustainable waste management and enough funds to get your recycling program rolling.
Learn more at candaid.org/crush-crusade-overview