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Waste Reduction Grants for Preschools

Grants to Cook County, Illinois Schools, Churches, and Park Districts
for Preschool Programs Related to Waste Reduction and Recycling

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC)

Deadline Date:

01/31/19

Description:

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Grants of $200 to Northern Cook County, Illinois schools, park districts, and churches offering formal preschool programs in eligible areas. Funding is intended for new or established early childhood programs in one of the Fund's member communities that focus on recycling as a means of reducing waste. Funds can be be used for, but are not limited to, reusable beverage cups, mugs or bottles; reusable food trays or containers; indoor/outdoor recycling bins; composting bins and related equipment; or dry-erase boards.

The mission of the Agency's Waste Reduction Grant Program is to provide guidance, funds, and resources that assist schools with understanding their waste streams so that waste reduction (reduce, reuse, and recycling) measures can be identified and implemented. This results in sending less waste to the landfill and conserving resources, as well as providing an opportunity to educate teachers, staff, and students about being better stewards of the environment.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162299

Estimated Size of Grant:

$200

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

SWANCC is opening up the program to formal preschool programs through a school, park district, or church - not child care centers.

To qualify to receive a SWANCC $200 Waste Reduction Grant, the school or church offering the formal Early Childhood Program - not just childcare - must be located in one of the following SWANCC-member communities: Arlington Heights, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Glenview, Glencoe, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, Palatine, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Skokie, South Barrington, Wheeling, Wilmette, and Winnetka.

Grant funds cannot be used for maintenance or recycling service fees, for items that have ongoing costs, such as office supplies, liner bags for recycling or composting containers, CFL light bulbs, etc., or for give-a-ways such as pencils, temporary tattoos, t-shirts, or field trips/performances.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are being accepted now and must be received no later than January 31, 2019. Funds are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.

Receipts for approved items need to be submitted to SWANCC by March 15th for reimbursement.

Contact Information:

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

Return the downloaded and completed application to:
Mary Allen, SWANCC
77 W. Hintz Road, Suite 200
Wheeling, IL 60090

Or to Mary@SWANCC.org

With questions, contact Mary Allen or Theresa Greinig: Theresa@swancc.org

SWANCC
Phone: 847-724-9205
Email: info@swancc.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Cook County: Arlington Heights, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Glenview, Glencoe, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, Palatine, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, S