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Recycling Container Grant

Grants to Cuyahoga County, Ohio Nonprofits and
Schools to Promote Recycling and Composting

GrantWatch ID#: 176958
Agency Type:

Local

Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

02/01/17 4:30 PM Receipt

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Grants of up to $3,000 to Cuyahoga County, Ohio nonprofit organizations and schools to promote recycling and composting by placing collection bins and containers in their facilities. Funding may be used to purchase containers, bins, liners, and related signage. Eligible types of purchases include:

-Recycling containers, equipment and supplies including bins, can crushers, carts or dollies;

-Composting containers, equipment and supplies including compost bins, storage containers, tools, compostable liners for bins or storage containers

-Liners for bins – only one starter box allowed.

-Signage (Posters and Stickers) – Must be approved by Solid Waste District if designed in-house, can be purchased from www.recycleacrossamerica.org, or utilize a template produced by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. Signs or stickers should be placed on bins and/or directly above bins. No more than 15% of grant dollars awarded to be spent on signage.

Evaluation Criteria:

-Degree to which the application describes the grant project, the proposed recycling program and the materials to be purchased. Well organized, well thought recycling projects will receive the highest consideration.

-Degree to which the project is sustainable. Applications must demonstrate how the recycling program will be implemented, promoted and maintained. Projects that demonstrate the program longevity will receive the highest consideration.

-Degree to which the project has educational impact. Applications must indicate how the organization will promote recycling and how users will be involved with the recycling program. Projects that increase a user’s understanding of and participation in recycling and/or composting will receive the highest consideration.

-Degree to which the project will result in significant waste reduction and the degree to which progress will be measured and tracked. Applications must indicate the organization’s goals of waste reduction and how progress will be measured. Projects that reduce the waste stream by 30% or more will receive the highest consideration.

-Degree to which the organization justifies the need for funding and the degree to which costs are reasonable and justified.

Up to $3,000

Any nonprofit organization or school located within Cuyahoga County is eligible to apply for a grant.

Eligible schools must be recognized by the Ohio Department of Education.

Previous grantees may only apply for a new grant if they are proposing to expand a recycling program and to collect additional types of materials for recycling.

Not Funded:
-Any expenditure for containers not exclusively devoted to recycling and/or composting. No trash containers including side cars.
-Recycling stations that include a trash receptacle.
-Any expenditure made prior to the effective start date of the grant.
-Any expenditure for containers, equipment or supplies that will not be used on the organization’s property.

Timeline A:
-February 1, 2017: Application deadline
-March 2017: Grant awards announced and grant award letters e-mailed
-April 4, 2017: Grant training
-October 1, 2017: Deadline to complete Reimbursement Report and submit Grant Summary

Timeline B:
-October 1, 2017: Application deadline
-November 2017: Grant awards announced and grant award letters e-mailed.
-December 6, 2017: Grant training
-February 1, 2018: Deadline to complete Reimbursement Report and submit Grant Summary

Mail a copy of your application to the District Contact specified below. Your application must be received no later than 4:30 PM on the deadline. Electronic copies will be accepted. Please verify receipt of application.

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

Kathleen Rocco, Education Specialist
krocco@cuyahogacounty.us

Doreen Schreiber, Business Recycling Specialist
dschreiber@cuyahogacounty.us

Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District
4750 East 131 Street
Garfield Heights, OH 44105

Nonprofit organizations and schools in Cuyahoga County may apply.

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