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Grants to New York Agencies, School Districts, and Tribes for Projects that Prevent and Reduce Waste

CFDA or PIN Number:

Funding or PIN Number:

DEC01‐MWRC‐2022

ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: New York CityNew York

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Municipal Waste Reduction and Recycling (MWRR) Grants Program

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)


Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #142386

Grant Description

Grants to New York municipalities, county agencies, local public authorities, local benefit corporations, school districts, and Native American tribes for projects that prevent and reduce waste. Funding may be used for public education, outreach, and promotion and for recycling coordination.

The overall goal of Municipal Waste Reduction and Recycling (MWRR) grants program is to assist municipalities in expanding local waste reduction and recycling programs and to increase participation in those programs. Under this grant opportunity, the MWRR State Assistance Grant program can help fund the costs of Recycling Education, Coordination, Planning and Promotion. Eligible projects are expected to enhance municipal recycling through activities that coordinate recycling activities as well as encourage participation in local recycling programs. 

What is public education/promotion/outreach? Examples include:

  • Recycling guides, mailers, brochures, and webpages
  • Advertising on TV, radio, newspaper, billboards, social media, etc.
  • Recycling signs and displays
  • Give‐a‐ways, children's shows, county fair fees, America Recycles Day items. Note: Give‐a‐way items must be consistent with a waste prevention or recycling message.
  • Promotion of reuse of certain materials, refillable or reusable packaging
  • Promotion of backyard or on‐site composting and of product stewardship initiatives
  • Other media for educating the public on the benefits and methods of waste reduction, reuse, composting and recycling

Recycling coordination is the development, coordination and implementation of activities necessary for a successful municipal recycling program, including:

  • Planning, monitoring and modifying the local recycling program
  • Developing public education and promotion tools, and implementing the outreach strategies
  • Establishing, monitoring and improving recyclables marketing, tracking and reporting
  • Fostering inter‐governmental coordination relative to recycling
  • Developing enforcement strategies

Examples of eligible costs can be found in the RFA, page 5. See Attached Files, below.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities within New York State are eligible to apply for these grants:
- Counties, Cities, Towns or Villages
- Local Public Authorities
- Local Public Benefit Corporations (organizations established by State Law)
- School Districts, Supervisory Districts and Improvement Districts
- Native American Tribes or Nations residing in New York State

Private companies, not‐for‐profit organizations, and State agencies are NOT eligible for these grants.

Examples of ineligible costs can be found in the RFA, page 5. See Attached Files, below.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Application Period Begins: August 1, 2022
- Applications Due: October 31, 2022 at 3:00 PM
- Award(s) Announced by (anticipated): January 20, 2023
- Contract Start and End Dates: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023

Grants are limited to no more than 50% of the net eligible costs incurred by the applicant. Applicants are responsible for providing a local match of at least 50% of the eligible costs.

All NYS grant applicants must be registered in the NYS Grants Gateway.

Payments will be made only after appropriate reimbursement requests and payment documentation have been reviewed and approved by the DEC.

View this opportunity on Grants Gateway:
https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/intelligrants_NYSGG//module/nysgg/goportal.aspx?NavItem1=4&ngoID=5002207

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts range from a minimum of $10,000, up to a maximum of $2,000,000 per project.

Contact Information:

Apply online: https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/

If, during the application process, any questions arise or any assistance is needed please contact, as applicable:
DEC (Program related questions):
Phone: 518‐402‐8678
Email: RecyclingGrants@dec.ny.gov

Grants Management Helpdesk (Grants Gateway related questions):
Phone: 518‐474‐5595
Email: Grantsgateway@its.ny.gov

NYSDEC
Division of Materials Management
Bureau of Solid Waste Management
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7260
518-402-8678
RecyclingGrants@dec.ny.gov

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

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


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