Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Program

Where: Tennessee

Funds Available: $5.28 million

Application Deadline: January 30th 2015

The purpose of the Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Program is to provide funding to programs that lower pollutants and greenhouse emissions in the State of Tennessee.

Applications for grants will be accepted from:

  • Municipal governments
  • County governments
  • Utility districts
  • Entities created by statute (an airport authority for example)

Eligible projects include:

  • Cleaner Alternative Energy
  • Energy Conservation
  • Air Quality Improvements

The application form for the Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Program can be found here.


Ottawa Sandusky And Seneca Solid Waste District Offers Grants For 2015

Where: Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca Counties, Ohio

Funds Available: Max of $10,000 per program

Application Deadline: Jan 31st & June 30th

The priority of these recycling grants is to set up recycling programs in Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca Counties for:

  • Education facilities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Townships, cities and villages

The types of programs eligible for funding include:

  • Education programs
  • Composting or yard waste management
  • Recycling and waste reduction
  • Buying recycled products and materials
  • Any other projects that will result in the waste reduction or utilize hard to recycle materials.

Application info can be found here.


Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Waste Reduction and Recycling Grants Program

Where: Nebraska

Funds Available: $3.4 million

Deadline to Apply: Feb. 5, 2015 at 4 p.m.

The purpose of these grants is to assist in funding for integrated waste management projects and programs including:

  • Recycling systems
  • Market development for recyclable materials
  • Intermediate processing facilities
  • Facilities using recyclable materials in new products
  • Yard waste composting and composting with sewage sludge
  • Waste reduction and materials exchange
  • Household hazardous waste programs
  • Consolidation of solid waste disposal facilities and use of transfer stations
  • Incineration for energy recovery

If your program or project applies you can apply for the grants online. February 5th is the deadline so act now!


2015 Cigarette Butt Recycling Initiative

Where: America Wide

Funds Available: $275,000

Deadline: February 6, 2015

The 2015 Cigarette Butt Recycling Initiative is a national grants program recently announced by Keep America Beautiful.

Grants are awarded to local governments, parks and recreation areas and private ventures (i.e., business improvement districts and downtown associations) that come up with innovative ways to recycle discarded cigarette butts.

Grant winners will be announced at the end of February.


DNREC Announces Grant to Help Delaware Schools, Businesses and Institutions with Recycling Programs

Where: Delaware

Funds Available: $500,000

Application Deadline: Thursday March 3rd 2015 at 4:30 pm

Delaware Natural Resources and Environment Control are offering grants and loans through the Universal Recycling Grant and Low Interest Loan Program. DNREC is urging schools and entire school districts to apply for recycling grant funding this year.

While the priority will be given to educational facilities, other projects are eligible.

Applicants will know the status of their grants and loans by April 2015

Forms to apply for grants and loans can be found here.


Foam Recycling Coalition Establishes New Grant Program

Where: U.S. and Canada

Funds Available: $15,000 – $50,000 for each program

Application Deadline: March 16th 2015

The newly formed Foam Recycling Coalition has launched a grant program to create and improve infrastructure for the collection, processing and marketing of products manufactured from polystyrene foam.

Foam products include:

  • Egg cartons
  • Foam packaging
  • Cup. plates, bowls and other foodservice packaging
  • Meat trays

Entities eligible for these grants include:

  • Drop-off recycling centers
  • Commercial recycling programs
  • Residential curbside recycling programs

Grant amounts are determined on a case by case basis and are open to both private and public sectors. Recipients of the Foam Recycling Coalitions grants will be announced on April 30th 2015.

More info and grant application forms can be found here.


New Jersey Has $15 Million in Recycling Grants to Improve Municipal Recycling Rates

Where: New Jersey

Funds Available: $15 million

The State of New Jersey has received $15 million dollars in recycling grants. DEP Assistant Commissioner for Environmental Management Jane Herndon says the money will help the state attain their goal of 50% municipal recycling with hopes to eventually make it to the 60% mark.

The amount of money that each municipality can receive varies, the full list can be found here

Stay tuned to the Busch Blog for updates on grants in your area!

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