Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)
07/14/21 11:59 PM Receipt
Grants to Massachusetts municipalities, regional government agencies, and environmental justice municipalities to promote recycling and waste reduction. Funding is intended to develop and enhance recycling, composting, reuse, and household hazardous waste diversion programs.
SMRP funding is currently available for Small-Scale Initiative grants and Recycling Dividends Program payments to qualifying cities and towns.
Targeted Small Scale Initiatives:
This grant will provide funding for the purchase of designated materials and services (“items”) that will sustain existing municipal waste reduction programs or facilitate new, low-cost initiatives.
Use of Grant Funds:
Recycling Dividends Program:
The Recycling Dividends Program (RDP) will provide payments to municipalities that have implemented specific programs and policies proven to maximize reuse, recycling and waste reduction.
Use of Grant Funds:
GrantWatch ID#: 154647
- Targeted Small Scale Initiatives:
The potential award amount will be calculated based on the population of the municipality or regional group (see table on page 5 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents below), seasonally adjusted if applicable.
- Recycling Dividends Program:
Payments range from $2,800 to $260,000, depending on households served and points earned.
Funds do not have to be spent in the fiscal year awarded and may be carried over to future years and saved to fund a larger eligible expense or project. However, RDP funds are intended to be invested in waste reduction activities and not be preserved for a rainy-day fund. MassDEP may delay future payments if a municipality is not expending funds as intended.
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
SMRP Grant Eligibility:
Recycling Dividends Program & Small-Scale Initiatives:
Re-TRAC, Drop-Off Equipment & Recycling Carts:
Pay-As-You-Throw, Education & Enforcement Coordinators, Mattress Recycling:
Organics Carts, School Recycling:
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