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2020 Recycling Business Development Grants

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits and For-Profits
for Ventures Repurposing Recycled Materials

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North Carolina Recycling Business Assistance Center (RBAC)

Deadline Date:

11/14/19 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $40,000 and grants of up to $60,000 to North Carolina nonprofit and private sector organizations for recycling-based businesses that use materials that would otherwise enter the waste stream. Funding is intended for sustainable investments in equipment and buildings necessary for increasing the capacity of a recycling business to divert more materials from disposal and into economic use.

The purpose of this grant program is to reduce the flow of solid waste to disposal facilities and encourage the sustainable recovery of materials from North Carolina’s waste stream. To achieve that purpose, RBAC seeks viable, well-planned and effective proposals from recycling businesses in North Carolina wanting to start up or expand recovery efforts.

Priority Project Grants support investments in the private recycling sector that RBAC has determined to be of particular importance to North Carolina’s recycling infrastructure. Proposals addressing these needs are strongly encouraged and will be identified as Priority Projects, making them eligible for additional points and additional funding. 2020 RBAC Recycling Business Development Grant priorities include:

a) Projects that expand, upgrade, or improve the capacity and/or efficiency of a single-stream material recovery facility (MRF). For the purposes of this grant, a MRF is defined as a facility that receives, separates and prepares commingled residential recyclables for downstream commodity markets.

b) Projects that establish or expand the processing capacity of plastic recyclers handling materials other than plastic bottles (for example, agricultural plastics, mixed bulky rigid plastics, tubs and lids, #3-7 plastics and all other rigid plastics);

c) Projects that establish or expand the processing capacity of recyclers handling fiber other than office paper and newspaper (for example, mixed paper, cardboard or cartons);

d) Projects that build or expand the capacity of a manufacturer to utilize any of the plastics listed in priority item b) or fiber listed in priority item c) above in the manufacturing of new products; and

e) Projects that expand, upgrade, or improve the capacity and/or efficiency of glass container recycling.

Standard Project Grants include any projects that divert recyclable materials from disposal and deliver materials back  into economic use but fall outside of the 2020 priorities. Examples include but are not limited to recycling collection infrastructure, processing equipment, facility improvements, or manufacturing investments to create new products using recycled materials.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176218

Estimated Size of Grant:

Standard Project: Applicants may request any amount of grant funding up to a maximum of $40,000.
Priority Project: Applicants may request any amount of grant funding up to a maximum of $60,000.

Term of Contract:

After the grant is awarded, it is anticipated that the grant contract period will begin on March 1, 2020 and end on December 31, 2020. The applicant must spend funds within this contract period, unless the time is extended by written agreement between the applicant and the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Extensions are possible, but not guaranteed.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Private-sector recycling business applicants are eligible for funding under this grant cycle. For the purposes of this grant program, a recycling business is defined as a business or a nonprofit organization that accepts, collects, and/or recycles materials from outside sources to create a value-added feedstock for intermediary processing or end-use recycled product manufacturing.

Any applicant that collects, processes, disassembles or rebuilds computer equipment and TVs must be registered with the N.C. Division of Waste Management Solid Waste Section in compliance with state law (N.C.G.S. 130A-309.142) and be R2- or eStewards-certified facilities. Any such applicant not registered with the State and not a certified facility will not be eligible for RBAC grant funds.

Companies on the N.C. Office of State Budget and Management’s Suspension of Funding List due to failure to complete applicable financial reports for any previous North Carolina state agency grant are ineligible to compete unless removed from the list prior to the proposal deadline. If selected for grant funding, the business will be required to certify that they are not debarred from doing business with any Federal or State department or agency.

Grant money cannot be used to cover labor costs, general operational costs, or the cost of contract processing.

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals are due by 5:00 PM on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.

Applicants must provide at least a 50% cash match of the requested grant amount.

One funding request per applicant will be accepted. Former applicants are eligible to apply for 2020 grant funding.
Current 2019 grantees and previously awarded grantees with current extensions are eligible to apply under the
following conditions: (1) the project has been completed and the contract is closed; or, (2) the grantee has requested
reimbursement and received approval for at least 90% of their grant award by November 14, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

Applications and questions should be sent to:
Sandy Skolochenko
sandy.skolochenko@ncdenr.gov
(919) 707-8147

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