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Central Indiana Waste Diversion Projects

The Central Indiana Waste Diversion Project (CIWDP) Grants have been renewed for a second round by HEA 1512. Central Indiana businesses can apply starting July 1, 2024, for up to $3.7 million in funding to implement projects that divert waste from final disposal in Central Indiana.

Background and Timeline

Per Indiana Code 13-20-26 the Central Indiana Waste Diversion Pilot Project (CIWDPP) was established for the purposes of determining the most practical and effective means of diverting recyclable materials from waste streams for commercial reuses.


  • Project Applications will be accepted beginning July 1, 2024.
  • Applications will be accepted through October 1, 2024.
  • IDEM will provide recommendations to the Recycling Market Development Board before December 1, 2024.
  • The RMDB will make funding decisions at the next board meeting in early 2025.

Eligible projects are restricted to Marion, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks, and Boone Counties implemented by private sector entities. Applicants may seek grant funding up to $3.7 million, with a 50 percent (50%) cash match.

General Information

The Recycling Market Development Board (Board) will select candidates based on the applicant’s ability to successfully divert waste and prevent unnecessary final disposal of potentially valuable recyclable materials and to show productive reuse of the diverted waste. ((IC 4-23-5.5-14(i) & (j)).

Interested applicants should review the Application Guidelines [PDF] before submitting an application. All applications must be submitted online by completing State Webform 53076 and uploading all supporting documentation.

Submission Guidelines

Before submitting applications, interested applicants should review the Application Guidelines [PDF] in their entirety and, if needed, discuss their application with the Program Manager before submitting an application. IDEM must receive applications no later than Tuesday, October 1, 2024. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the closing date may not be considered for funding. Supporting documents must have the following name criteria: Organization Name_CIWDP_DocumentDescription.pdf. Ex/ “Recycling Rocks Inc_CIWDP_FlowDiagram.pdf.”

Submissions for CIWDP funding are via the Grant Portal and must include:

  • A completed Central Indiana Waste Diversion Project Application: State Form 53076 [Webform]. Applicants must provide complete and detailed responses to all questions. Incomplete responses may result in a determination that the application is incomplete and, therefore, not eligible for funding.
  • Proof of funding for the required cash match of at least 50% of the eligible costs towards the project.
  • Supporting documents (letters of support, partnership agreements, project flow diagrams, location maps, etc.) as applicable.
  • Quotes for service and equipment.

Information Session

An information session will be scheduled in August to provide a summary of the CIWDP Grants, including timeline, requirements, and application guidance.

A recording of the Zoom information session from September 1, 2022 on the Central Indiana Waste Diversion Pilot Project (CIWDPP)’s first round of funding is available. Please note that eligibility, funding amount, and other parameters have changed for the second round of funding.

Additional Questions

Applicants should direct any questions to the Recycling Market Development Program Manager.

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