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Colorado NextCycle

Colorado NextCycle is an incentivized business incubator designed to improve the end markets for recovered commodities and organic materials in Colorado. The phased program helps cross-sector teams to make connections across the state, find partners, understand industry and economic data, and drive toward shovel-ready projects.

HOW TO APPLY?
Colorado NextCycle is looking for cross sector teams that bring a variety of knowledge, perspective, and creativity to the
development of innovative business ideas around domestic recycling end markets, including:

  • Manufacturers
  • Secondary Material Processors
  • Compost Operators
  • Venture Capitalists/Incubators
  • Universities
  • And Other Creative Thinkers

For more information, please email nextcycle@recycle.com or call our project staff, Juri Freeman and Beth Coddington, at 303-953-2461.

Initial Letters of Intent for consideration of acceptance to Colorado NextCycle will be due in December 2018.

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2018.

Rural Initiative Program

Funds for Rural Programs in Selected States

Laura Jane Musser Fund: Rural Initiative Program

The Laura Jane Musser Fund encourages collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens in communities in Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, and Wyoming, as well as the Rio Grande Valley, Deep East Texas, and the Brazos Valley regions of Texas. Through the Rural Initiative Program, the Fund supports efforts that will help to strengthen individual rural towns in the targeted states in a number of civic areas, including, but not limited to, economic development, business preservation, arts and humanities, public space improvements, and education. The applicant community must have a population of 10,000 or fewer and must be able to demonstrate the rural characteristics of their location and support from a diverse cross-section of community members and institutions. Planning grants of up to $5,000 and implementation grants of up to $25,000 are provided. Online applications may be submitted from September 4 through October 3, 2018. Specific grant guidelines and application procedures are available on the Fund’s website.

This entry was posted on Monday, September 17th, 2018.

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.

Details

  • 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.

This entry was posted on Sunday, September 16th, 2018.

Environmental Research and Education Foundation

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is a 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 identified a high priority research topic in the area of residential recycling and has issued a request for pre-proposals on the topic to support the long-term needs and strategic direction of the solid waste field.

Pre-proposal topics must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices and pertain to the following topic areas:

Submissions of scientific research pre-proposals related to residential recycling are invited in the following areas:

  • Human Behavior
  • Collection and Program Performance/Effectiveness
  • Definitions, Policies and Regulations
  • Reducing and Managing Contamination
  • Technological Innovation & Processing Optimization
  • Enhancing Material Recyclability
  • Development of End Markets
  • Recycling Value in terms of Economics and Sustainability
  • Life-Cycle Assessment

Previously awarded grants have ranged from $15,000 to over $500,000 with the average grant amount in recent years being $160,000. Typical project durations are about 2 years.

Pre-proposals will be accepted online starting 15 calendar days prior to the deadline and up to the close of business (5:00 p.m. eastern time) on December 3, 2018.

More information: https://erefdn.org/recycling-rfp/

This entry was posted on Saturday, September 15th, 2018.

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

More information

This entry was posted on Friday, September 14th, 2018.

SBDC Advanced

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.

http://www.coloradosbdc.org/consulting/sbdc-advanced

Applications accepted year-round.

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2018.

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.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018.

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.

More information

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018.

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.

This entry was posted on Monday, September 10th, 2018.

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 cdphe.ppp2@state.co.us or to 303-691-4955.

RREO Rebate Program: Funds Distributed by County, FY2009-2015


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This entry was posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018.

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.

www.greenupourschools.org

This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017.

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

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017.