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Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grant

Grants to Massachusetts Government Agencies and
Nonprofits to Promote Recycling and Reduce Waste

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)

Conf. Date:

05/05/20

Deadline Date:

06/10/20 11:59 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Massachusetts municipalities, regional government agencies, and certain nonprofit organizations to promote recycling and waste reduction. Nonprofits and regional governments must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to develop and enhance local recycling, composting, reuse, and household hazardous waste diversion programs.

Grants are available for the following programs and initiatives:

  • Mattress Recycling Incentive 
  • Pay-As-You-Throw Program Funds/Save-Money-and-Reduce Trash 
  • Education and Enforcement Coordinator
  • Curbside Recycling/Organics Collection Carts 
  • Drop-off Recycling Collection Equipment 1
  • School Recycling Assistance 1
  • Waste Reduction and Organics Capacity Projects 
  • Targeted Small Scale Initiatives 
  • Recycling Dividends Program

For additional information about the programss and incentives within this funding opportunity, see: https://www.mass.gov/doc/smrp-municipal-grant-application-guidelines/download#page=4

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154647

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities are eligible to apply:
- Individual Massachusetts municipalities.
- Regional governmental entities with legislative authorization may apply for grants on behalf of their Massachusetts member municipalities and residents. This category of applicants may include regional planning authorities, regional solid waste districts, and regional recycling cooperatives.
- Non-profit organizations organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and registered with the Massachusetts Attorney General. Non-Profit/Public Charities Division may apply for Waste Reduction Projects (Section 8) that will assist Massachusetts municipalities and residents.

Applicants must certify that they have "buy recycled" by-laws, ordinances or policies in place; indicate whether their purchasing function is centralized or decentralized; certify that everyone with purchasing authority is aware of the "buy recycled" requirement and reminded of it annually; and attach a copy of this communication.

Municipal applicants must certify that they have active recycling programs that provide recycling containers for paper, cans and bottles in all offices and meeting spaces in all municipal buildings. All other applicants are required to certify that they have active programs providing for office recycling of paper, cans and bottles.

For additional information about minimum eligibility, see:
https://www.mass.gov/doc/smrp-municipal-grant-application-guidelines/download#page=2

Pre-proposal Conference:

To help your community apply for an SMRP grant, MassDEP is holding two informational webinars:

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3620685598947783435

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1061144574686066443

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is June 10, 2020. This deadline may be extended due to the uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regional authority and non-profit applicants need to discuss project concepts with Brooke Nash no later than two weeks before the grant application deadline.

Before submitting a grant application, municipal applicants must have completed MassDEP Municipal Recycling & Solid Waste Surveys for calendar years 2018 and 2019 at Re-TRAC Connect™. Regional and non-profit applicants must certify that each municipality to be served by the grant proposal has filed these documents.

Regional authorities and non-profit organizations that do not have an account must contact Cathy Doodnauth (contact information below) no later than two weeks prior to the grant deadline for guidance on establishing a Re-TRAC Connect account

The agency spends most of the summer reviewing and scoring the applications it has received from cities, towns, regional authorities and eligible non-profits. MassDEP concludes this process and announces two rounds of grant awards in the fall, generally in September and November.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online: https://connect.re-trac.com/login

Brooke Nash: brooke.nash@mass.gov

Recycling Dividends Program:
Janine Bishop
617-348-4004
janine.bishop@mass.gov

Re-TRAC, Drop-Off Equipment, Recycling Carts, Small-Scale Initiatives:
Cathy Doodnauth
617-292-1011
cathy.doodnauth@mass.gov

Pay-As-You-Throw, Education & Enforcement Coordinators, Mattress Recycling:
Rachel Smith
617-292-5704
rachel.smith@mass.gov

Organics Carts, School Recycling:
Ann McGovern
617-292-5834
ann.mcgovern@mass.gov

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