Recycling grants

Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Program Mini-Grants for Equipment, Supplies & Outreach Materials
The Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Grant Program exists to fund projects that lead to new opportunities to divert waste from the landfill and create jobs. As funding opportunities for infrastructure development through the program have grown more complex over time, the intent of this solicitation is to offer “mini-grants” through a simplified application process for small-scale projects that meet the goals of the grant program. Proposals will be accepted from applicants who have a need for equipment, supplies, and/or informational and outreach materials that will be used to support a new or existing recycling, organics, reuse, or waste reduction program.

Budget and Funding Period
A total of $400,000 is available for this funding opportunity. The maximum amount of funds an applicant can request is $25,000. The minimum amount that can be requested is $3,000. It is anticipated that awardees will have approval to make purchases per their project budget on January 2, 2018. Grantees must spend their full grant award by June 30, 2018. 

1. Public and government agencies
2. Universities and schools
3. For-profit businesses
4. Nonprofit organizations

Schedule of Activities
Grant opporunity published on this web page.
October 2, 2017
Deadline for applicants to submit written inquiries. Submit inquiries to 
(No questions will be accepted after this date/time).
3:00 p.m. MDT
October 16, 2017
Answers to written inquries published on this web page.
5:00 p.m. MDT 
October 18, 2017
Application submission deadline.
3:00 p.m. MDT
October 31, 2017
Estimated notification of award.
December 8, 2017
Estimated project start date.
January 2, 2018

Application Documents
(DOCX files require Microsoft® Word™ 2007 or greater to view)
Please direct questions to Written inquiries only. Questions will not be taken over the phone.