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Commercial Waste Reduction Grant

Grants to Wake County, North Carolina Nonprofits
and For-Profits to Reduce Waste Sent to Landfills

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Wake County Solid Waste Management

Deadline Date:

11/30/17 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to Wake County, North Carolina nonprofit, institutional, industrial, and commercial agencies for waste prevention initiatives. Applications are invited for creative business waste reduction and recycling efforts. The purpose of this program is to decrease the quantity of waste sent to landfills.

The proposed project must be in the area of waste prevention, reuse, recycling or recycling market development and have a significant impact in Wake County. Funds may also be requested for educational programs that promote waste prevention, reuse, recycling and buying recycled in Wake County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147305

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grant awarded is $500 and the maximum is $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Funded projects must be initiated within six (6) months of execution of the contract.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Commercial, industrial, institutional and nonprofits agencies are eligible to apply for the Commercial Waste Reduction Grants.

Proposed projects must be in compliance with all federal, state and local statutes, rules and regulations, including, but not limited to zoning, labor and transportation laws.

Ineligible Uses of Grant Funds:

-Commercial Waste Reduction funds may not be used for the following purposes:
-Repayment of existing debt or pre-existing tax liens or obligations
-Payment of organizational overhead
-Fellowships, scholarships or endowment funds
-Legal fees
-Loan or bank fees
-Subsidization of existing contracts
-On-going garbage or recycling collection service fees
-Labor costs

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

The Commercial Waste Reduction Grant applications take approximately 6 - 8 weeks to process.

Contact Information:

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

Heather Cashwell

Wake County Solid Waste Management Division
Attention: Commercial Waste Reduction Program
P.O. Box 550
Raleigh, NC 27602

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Wake County