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Grants to Alameda County, California Nonprofits and Agencies to
Promote Environmentally-Friendly Packaging Systems

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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StopWaste and Reusable Packaging Association (RPA)

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Alameda County, California companies, nonprofits, public agencies, and institutions for initiatives that aim to incorporate environmentally-friendly packaging activities into their manufacturing, transport, and distribution systems. Projects must prevent waste and incorporate reusable transport packaging that will be reused multiple times.

Projects of all sizes will be considered. To be eligible, your project must replace single- or limited-use transport packaging with durable pallets or bins, reusable pallet-wrap, expanded use of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) or other reusable transport packaging solutions.

Grant monies can be used to fund equipment costs, labor costs, and other costs that are essential to the implementation of the project, such as educational materials for employees or customers.

Projects must fit one of the following descriptions:

- The project demonstrates the ability to prevent waste in Alameda County during the course of project implementation;
- The project is a pilot located outside of Alameda County, with the intent or potential to replicate it to realize benefits to Alameda County, should the pilot be successful; or
- The project demonstrates that the materials/products being shipped in the transport packaging have an end destination in Alameda County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 127975

Estimated Size of Grant:

Projects of all sizes will be considered, up to $5,000 per award request.

Term of Contract:

To be eligible, your project must be implemented within six months of application, or have been implemented in the six months prior to application.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a UR grant, you must be an incorporated private company, nonprofit organization, public agency, or institution and in compliance with all USA federal, state, and local land use, regulatory and permit requirements.

Pre-Application Information:

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Download the grant application form from the Supporting Documents section below, complete, and submit no later than Monday, July 31, 2017. Applications can be completed electronically, or written out and scanned, and will be accepted via email.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Alameda County