The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has announced grant funding for recycling projects from the Recycling Market Development Program. IDEM says the goal of the grants is to boost recycling markets, manufacturing capacity, and job creation.
Grants are available from $50,000 to $500,000 for projects that “demonstrate sustainability and an understanding of the changing economy for recyclers.” IDEM says proposals are being accepted through June 23.
“These grants from the Recycling Market Development Program are a great way to increase recycling capacity in the state,” said IDEM Commissioner Bruno Pigott. “Projects that boost recycling markets, collection efforts and economic development will be considered.”
Public and private businesses, local government, schools, solid waste management districts, and nonprofit organizations located and doing business in Indiana are eligible to submit proposals for funding. IDEM says proposals must show a need, an increase in recyclable material collection or consumption, a reduction in municipal solid waste shipped for final disposal, or improved partnerships with communities, including economic impacts and increased public awareness of recycling opportunities through tangible outreach and education efforts.
According to IDEM, final funding determinations will be made by October. You can connect to more information by clicking here.