2017 Recycling Business Development Grants

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

GrantWatch ID#: 176218
Agency Type:


North Carolina Recycling Business Assistance Center (RBAC)

10/18/16 5:00 PM

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Grants of up to $40,000 to North Carolina nonprofit and private sector organizations for recycling-based businesses that use materials that would otherwise enter the waste stream. Eligible ventures are those that use recyclable materials from other sources for the production of recycled items or compost. Projects should create new jobs within the State.

RBAC seeks viable, well-planned proposals from recycling businesses in North Carolina. The goal is to build lasting, private-sector capacity to divert materials from the waste stream and create North Carolina jobs. Projects that address construction and demolition waste recycling, food waste collection, and material recovery facility upgrades will be eligible for “prioritized project” points.

Grant money is intended to fund sustainable investments in equipment and buildings necessary to increase the capacity of a recycling business to divert more materials from disposal and put back into economic use.


Up to $40,000

It is anticipated that grant contracts will begin on March 1, 2017 and end on December 31, 2017.

Private sector and nonprofit organization applicants are eligible for funding under this grant cycle.

One funding request per applicant will be accepted. Former applicants are eligible to apply for 2017 grant funding.

Current 2016 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 October 18, 2016.

**Notice: Any applicant that collects, processes, disassembles or rebuilds computer equipment and TVs must be registered with the N.C. 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 the online financial reports for any previous North Carolina state agency grant are ineligible to compete unless removed from the list prior to the proposal deadline.

Applicants should also contact the appropriate state and local permitting agencies to obtain information on the necessary permits for each project. Prior to receiving grant funding, all grantees are subject to a permit and compliance review by the appropriate agencies. Prospective grantees found to be out of compliance with permitting or other regulatory requirements must resolve all compliance issues and submit proof of compliance before receiving a grant contract.

For information pertaining to the permitting of new solid waste facilities or altering existing permits, contact DEQ’s Division of Waste Management, Solid Waste Section, Permitting Branch, at 919-707-8281.

A minimum cash match of 50% is required.

Applicants should review the RFP in its entirety and, if needed, discuss their proposed projects with the grant program manager prior to submitting a proposal.

Proposals are due by 5:00 PM on October 18, 2016.

All funds for RBAC grants are distributed on a reimbursement basis.

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

Wendy Worley, Grant Program Manager
877-623-6748 / 919-707-8136

Mail hard copy proposals to:

Recycling Business Development Grants
Attention: Wendy Worley
Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service
1639 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1639

Hand-deliver hard copy proposals to:

217 West Jones St
Cffice #3422N
Raleigh NC, 27603

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