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Grants to Illinois Businesses, Non-Profits, Universities, & Others for Expenses Related to Composting Organic Materials


Geographic Focus

USA: Illinois

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Food Scrap Composting Revitalization & Advancement (F-SCRAP) Program

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #150382

Grant Description

Grants to Illinois non-profits, businesses, municipalities, and universities for projects that promote composting of food scraps. Awardees can receive funding to purchase capital equipment necessary to support the collection, processing, or handling of organic materials as well as facility expansion and modernization.

The purpose of this solicitations is to divert food scrap commodities from Illinois landfills by increasing the quantity of organic materials diverted for composted/digested in Illinois and increasing the self-sufficiency of these industries, as well as to establish permanent collection projects and facilities to expand operations for processing these materials.

Projects that demonstrate public economic benefits, such as job creation, will be given priority.

Projects involving special waste, hazardous waste, and industrial process waste, as those terms are defined in the Illinois Environmental Protection Act, as well as textiles, electronic waste, used/waste tires, and construction and demolition debris waste, are not eligible for funding.

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  • Community-based Organizations; CBO(s)
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Institutions of Higher Education; IHE(s)
  • Local Governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Small businesses

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

K-12 schools are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Minimum ten percent of grant amount requested must be cash only match by applicant.

This program allows prior incurred costs for eligible project related expenses purchased on or after July 1, 2014.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant amounts for the grant program are $150,000 for single-source projects and $245,000 for multi-source processing projects.

Contact Information:

David E. Smith
Phone: 217-785-2006

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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