North Carolina Recycling Business Assistance Center (RBAC)
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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#: 176218
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.
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.
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:
USA: North Carolina