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Use Reusables (UR) Mini-Grant Program

Grants to Alameda County, California Nonprofits, For-Profits,
and Agencies for Environmentally-Friendly Packaging

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 nonprofit organizations, private companies, and public agencies to incorporate reusable packaging into their transportation, distribution, and manufacturing practices. Applicants are advised that requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis through the final deadline. The goal of this program is to reduce packaging waste resulting from external transport.

Eligible projects replace single- or limited-use transport packaging with durable materials designed for at least 50 uses under normal circumstances, such as:

-Durable pallets or bins,
-Reusable pallet-wrap, bands or belts,
-Intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), or
-Other reusable transport packaging solutions such as reusable dunnage;

Additionally, eligible project must fit one of the following descriptions:

1. The project demonstrates the ability to reduce transport packaging waste generation in Alameda County during the course of project implementation;


2. The project demonstrates the ability to reduce packaging used to transport materials/products originating outside of Alameda County that are shipped with 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:

Projects must be implemented within six months of application.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Ineligible Projects:

Projects that do not incorporate reusable materials into packaging and transport processes to reduce waste disposal/recycling in Alameda County, or do not demonstrate that those materials are reused, will not be considered.

StopWaste award funds may not be used for the following purposes:
-Repayment of existing debt or pre-existing tax liens or obligations Legal fees
-Loan or bank fees
-Subsidization of existing contracts
-Projects implemented in the past
-Projects that are not suitable for Use Reusables mini-grants may be better suited to other mini-grants and loans for recycling-related activities.

Pre-Application Information:

Submit completed forms by March 15, 2018.

Funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis, until all grant funds are expended. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications early to ensure funding availability.

Contact Information:

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

Michelle Fay
(510) 891-6539

1537 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94612

P: (510) 891-6500
F: (510) 893-2308

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Alameda County