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Municipal Waste Reduction Grant

Grants to Missouri Municipalities to Promote
Recycling and Reduce Waste

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Saint Louis County Department of Public Health

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04/24/20 5:00 PM


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Grants to Missouri municipalities for activities that encourage waste reduction and recycling in eligible communities. Funding may be used for a range of activities, including implementing recycling at community events and festivals, providing collections for the recycling of electronics, and promoting backyard composting. Eligible municipalities must be located in Saint Louis County.

Eligible Projects The community projects were selected to align with DPH waste diversion goals and were based on feedback obtained from municipalities.

  1. Backyard Composting: Promote waste reduction through backyard composting of food scraps and yard waste. This may include training resident volunteers, outreach, and equipment.
  2. Electronics Collection Events: Funding may include education and outreach materials, hosting electronics collection at municipal venues, subsidizing costs for CRT and television recycling, etc.
  3. Special Event Recycling: Implement recycling or composting at outdoor events, festivals and concerts. Funding can be used for purchasing equipment, signage and/or contracting for special event recycling and /or composting services.
  4. Other: Use this category for any project that will improve waste reduction in the community that does not fall into options 1-3 above.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145672

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any municipality located in Saint Louis County is eligible to submit applications.

NOTE: Projects that target items already banned from landfill disposal (yard waste, appliances, and tires) are not eligible for waste diversion grant funds.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Municipal Workshop

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a Municipal Workshop on March 16, 2020 at the DPH Campus. In addition to grant instructions, important updates on regional recycling issues will be discussed.

- Date: March 16th, 2020
- Time: 8:30 Registration and Refreshments; 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Presentations
- Location: Saint Louis County Department of Public Health Community Room 6121 N. Hanley Road, Berkeley, MO 63134

Workshop Agenda

- Areas of emphasis
- Changes to our grant round process
- Successful grant projects completed by St. Louis County Municipalities
- Detailed instruction on submitting the 2020 grant application

R.S.V.P. Ian J. Ashcraft via email or phone. Please respond by Friday, March 13th to reserve your spot.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for submittal: 5:00 p.m. April 24th, 2020

Upon County approval of recommendations for 2020 funding, DPH staff will work “one-on-one” with grant applicant to finalize project scope of work and to establish the amount of technical and financial assistance required for the grant project.

Funding will be on a reimbursement basis after receiving an invoice and all supporting documentation.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications electronically to:

Ian J. Ashcraft
(314) 615-7833

If electronic submission is not feasible, the application can be mailed or dropped off by the due date at:

Saint Louis County Department of Public Health
Waste Management Program
6121 N. Hanley Rd.
Berkeley, MO 63134

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