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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.
Estimated Size of Grant:
David E. Smith
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