The Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Grant Program exists to fund projects that lead to new opportunities to divert waste from the landfill and create jobs. As funding opportunities for infrastructure development through the RREO Grant Program have grown more complex over time, the intent of this solicitation is to offer “mini-grants” through a simplified application process for small-scale projects that meet the goals of the grant Program. Proposals will be accepted from applicants who have a need for equipment, supplies, and/or informational and outreach materials that will be used to support a new or existing recycling, organics, reuse, or waste reduction program.
BUDGET AND FUNDING PERIOD
A total of $475,000 is available for this funding opportunity. The maximum amount of funds an applicant can request is $25,000. The minimum amount that can be requested is $5,000. It is anticipated that awardees will have approval to make purchases per their project budget on February 1, 2019. Grantees must spend their full grant award by June 30, 2019.
1. Public and government agencies
2. Universities and schools
3. For-profit businesses
4. Nonprofit organizations
Please visit the department’s website for more information about this Request for Applications and to access the RREO Application Portal: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/recycling-grants
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE November 9, 2018, 3:00 PM, MST