West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
07/01/19 5:00 PM Receipt
Grants to West Virginia nonprofits, for-profits, government agencies, schools, and IHEs to implement or upgrade recycling efforts, offer relevant public education on recycling, and support recycling-related market procurement. Funding is intended for projects that affect a significant reduction in the municipal waste stream, involve all or a substantial number of the community's residents, and include a public education component regarding the recycling program.
Applications are invited from local governments and other qualifying parties for the following:
-Initiating, expanding, or upgrading recycling programs;
-Public education programs which promote recycling; and
-Recycling market procurement efforts.
Proposal objectives should maximize the following factors:
-Conservation of limited natural resources;
-Public education regarding litter control;
-Recycling of valuable materials;
-Extending the useful life of solid waste landfills; and
-Reducing the need for new landfills.
The following types of grants are available:
1. Local Government Recycling Feasibility Study and Planning Grant: This grant is for researching the feasibility of community, county, and regional recycling programs including market development and requires submittal of a detailed comprehensive plan. A local government may use a professional service to assist in planning and/or implementing a comprehensive recycling program.
2. Recycling Program Assistance Grant: This grant is for initiating, expanding, or upgrading recycling programs, and emphasizes the integration of source reduction and recycling.
A recycling assistance grant shall be used for:
- Personnel: The salary costs of a recycling manager or coordinator, or recycling program laborers. No more than a total of $25,000 may be used from grant funds for the combined wages and/or benefits of a recycling manager, coordinator, and/or laborers;
- Conference Attendance: Educational recycling conference expenses limited to: airfare or mileage, meals, lodging, parking and registration fees. No more than a total of $1,500 may be used from grant funds for travel;
- Office Supplies: General office supplies used in the ordinary course of business. No more than $1,000 may be used from grant funds for office supplies, such as paper, stamps, notebooks, and filing supplies.
- Operational Supplies: Operational supplies used in the collection, transportation and processing of recyclable material, such as collection bags, household bins, gaylord boxes, baling wire and gloves.
- Equipment: Collection equipment, processing equipment, material handling or storage equipment, scales, and safety equipment used in recycling activities.
- Recycling Vehicle Expense: The maintenance, fuel, and insurance for a truck or van used in approved recycling activities. Collecting and transporting materials to market using the program’s vehicle and labor is an approved recycling activity;
- Printing: Costs associated with printing educational materials on recycling such as pamphlets, posters, flyers, etc;
- Advertising: Costs associated with the production and/or placement of recycling advertising in newspaper, radio, business cards, and other advertising related to development and implementation of a recycling program;
- Promotional Items: Costs associated with promotional items such as awards, decals, patches, buttons, magnets, and costs associated with the rental of a fair booth and/or exhibit space for creating public awareness;
- Utilities: Costs associated with the utilities required to operate a recycling processing center, such as electric, gas, telephone and water. No more than a total of $1,200 may be used for telephone costs. Rent or lease charges related to a recycling program for a building, or office space are allowable expenditures.
- Recycling Facility Construction, Improvement and Repairs: A grant may be used for, but not limited to, new construction or repairs or minor improvements to an existing recycling facility, such as loading docks, sheds, structures, abutment walls, fences, roof repair, gravel or paving, if the land is owned or leased by the grantee. However, to obtain grant funds for construction, improvements and repairs for rental or leased property, the applicant shall provide the department a copy of the written rental or lease agreement which shall exceed 20 years and meet the required criteria;
- Professional Services: To assist in planning and implementation of recycling projects including feasibility studies.
GrantWatch ID#: 181360
The amount of funding varies. The maximum amount of funding available for a public entity is $150,000 with $75,000 being the maximum for a private entity.
The schedule of funding levels per applicant by type of grant is as follows:
Recycling Feasibility Study and Planning Grant:
-Local Government: $ 20,000
Recycling Program Assistance Grant
-Municipality over 10,000 population: $150,000
-Municipality under 10,000: $ 75,000
-County or Regional Solid Waste Authority: $150,000
-County Commission: $150,000
-State agency/state instrumentality or school: $ 75,000
-Other Interested Party: $ 75,000
An entity, program, organization or facility shall not receive more than $250,000 during a grant year, regardless of the number of proposals submitted for that entity, program, organization or facility.
All recycling assistance grants are for a fourteen-month period beginning the first of January and ending the last day in February of the following year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Deliver or mail the application to:
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
REAP Recycling Grant Program
601 57th Street S.E.
Charleston, WV 25304
If you have any questions, call:
REAP / Recycling Program
1-(800)-322-5530 or (304) 926-0499 Ext. 1002 or Ext. 1137
Niki Davis, Supervisor
304-926-0499 ext. 1137
Lisa Facemyer, Office Assistant
304-926-0499 ext. 1002
USA: West Virginia