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Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant

Grants to Ogle County, Illinois Nonprofits, For-Profits,
Agencies, and Schools to Recycle and Reduce Waste

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Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD)

Deadline Date:

09/05/18 4:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $100 to $2,000 to Ogle County, Illinois nonprofits, for-profits, government agencies, libraries, schools, and school districts to address recycling and waste reduction. Projects may include source reduction activities, purchasing collection containers and recycling equipment, or promoting waste reduction education.

The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Plan, updated in 2015, includes goals and programs designed to reduce waste and increase recycling in Ogle County. A portion of the host fees paid by the two active landfills in the county goes towards funding the programs and services provided by the Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department (OCSWMD). The Waste Reduction and Recycling Grants is one such program which is intended to help local governments, organizations, institutions and businesses with programs that support these goals and help the local economy.

Grants may be requested for programs that promote the stated goals of waste reduction and increased recycling, and other goals in the Plan.

Eligible Expenditures:

Grant funds may be used to purchase project-related capital expenditures (e.g. equipment such as recycling collection containers, carts, processing equipment, balers, etc.), educational materials, reusable items that replace disposable ones (e.g. Ceramic plates instead of Styrofoam, etc.), and other equipment used for waste reduction or recycling. Projects related to the issues of food waste, composting, business and multi-family recycling are encouraged.

Recycled Content Requirement:

Purchasing products that contain recycled materials helps to continue the recycling cycle by stimulating and creating stable recycling markets. Products purchased with grant funds must contain recycled content whenever possible. The use of recycled products should be addressed in the application, and is one of the criteria used to evaluate grant applications. Efforts to reduce shipping costs and to keep business local are encouraged.

Project Longevity and Commitment:

Applicants must describe their commitment to continue or maintain the project beyond the grant duration, when applicable. In your application, please describe the on-going staffing and funding support to maintain the project for maximum impact.

Each grant is evaluated and scored using the following criteria:
-Management ability
-Project quality
-Project impact
-Realistic goals & expectations
-Quality of Application
-Accuracy of application
-Educational potential
-Use of recycled content products when available
-Future continuity of project
-Waste stream diversion
-Previous grant recipient (point deducted for every grant received)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155247

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

$100 - $2,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department has grant money available to businesses, schools, school districts, libraries, nonprofit organizations, and other entities in Ogle County wishing to address the issue of waste reduction and recycling.

Any Ogle County municipal government, institution, organization or business, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, is eligible to apply for funding.

Grant funds cannot be used for ongoing expenses such as staffing, collection, supplies, and hauling costs.

Project expenses incurred by the grantee prior to grant approval will not be reimbursed.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant monies may cover up to 80% of approved project costs, with the grant recipient providing the matching 20%.

Applicants are encouraged to contact OCSWMD staff before submitting an application to discuss concerns or questions.

Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis until funds are depleted.

Four grant rounds will be held in 2018, while funds are available. Applications will be due by 4:00 PM on:
-February 7th
-April 4th
-June 6th
-September 5th

All applications received on time will be reviewed and scored by OCSWMD staff. Recommendations for approval or denial of applications, based on scores and competitive ranking, will be made by staff to the Ogle County Board HEW/Solid Waste Committee at a monthly meeting. The Committee will approve or deny the application and you will be notified that month.

Ogle County Solid Waste Management Plan:

Contact Information:

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

Stephen J. Rypkema, Director
P: (815) 732-4020
F: (815) 732-3709

Ogle County Solid Waste Management Department
909 Pines Road
Oregon, IL 61061

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USA: Illinois: Ogle County