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2021

The Recycling Market Development Program Grant Funding Announced

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management Office of Program Support on behalf of the Recycling Market Development Board (RMDB) is now accepting 2021 proposals. The deadline for submissions is June 23, 2021, at 5:00 PM.

Public/private businesses, local government, schools, and non-profit organizations may seek a grant starting at $50,000 and up to $500,000 with a 50 percent cash match. Projects should focus on increasing collection or consumption, as well as economic development, education, and outreach efforts related to recycling. The Recycling Market Development Program page offers detailed proposal requirements and can assist with questions about the application process.

Community Recycling Grants Announced

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) announced the availability of grant funding for projects that include education and promotion of recycling, waste reduction, organics management (including yard waste management and composting), and household hazardous waste collection and disposal, through the agency's Community Recycling Grant Program.

Counties, municipalities, solid waste management districts, schools, and nonprofit organizations in Indiana are eligible to submit a Community Recycling Grant application requesting $500 to $100,000 in funding.

Applications can be submitted beginning February 1, 2021. The final day to submit applications is March 1, 2021. Final funding determinations will be made at the end of March 2021. Applicants can find guidelines and the application on the CRGP page.

2020

America Recycles Day

Governor Eric J. Holcomb issued a Proclamation declaring Nov. 15 America Recycles Day. In partnership with IDEM, the Proclamation recognizes the 23rd America Recycles Day, which is a nationally recognized day for businesses, government agencies and individuals to consider the importance of recycling and to commit to reducing waste, making recycling an everyday habit, and considering recycled products when making purchases.

Recycling Market Development Grants Announced

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management's (IDEM) Recycling Market Development Program (RMDP) awarded eight organizations with $1 million in grant funding to expand recycling efforts in Indiana. The eight award recipients are located across the state and will expand recycling efforts through a variety of projects.

By fostering recycling markets in Indiana through RMDP grants, IDEM supports the growth of the state's private recycling sector infrastructure. The awarded $1 million in grant funding will go to projects with an expected total investment of more than $3 million. The projects will increase recycling for curbside recyclables, plastics, cardboard and e-waste from municipal solid waste by almost 6,700 tons per year.

More information about the RMDP grant program, including upcoming grant opportunities, can be found on IDEM's website.

The Recycling Market Development Program Grant

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management Office of Program Support on behalf of the Recycling Market Development Board (RMDB) is now accepting 2020 proposals. The deadline for submissions is May 29, 2020, at 5:00 PM.

Public/private businesses, local government, schools, and non-profit organizations may seek a grant starting at $10,000 and up to $500,000 with a 50 percent cash match. Projects should focus on increasing collection or consumption, as well as economic development, education, and outreach efforts related to recycling. The Recycling Market Development Program website offers detailed proposal requirements, and can assist with questions about the application process.

2019

Request for Proposals: Recycling Infrastructure & Economics Study

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management Office of Program Support on behalf of the Recycling Market Development Board (RMDB) is requesting proposals to conduct a state-wide municipal solid waste (MSW) and recycling infrastructure and economic impact study in the State of Indiana. Funding for one project will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Proposals are being accepted through January 10, 2020 until 5:00 PM EST

Details are available on the Recycling Market Development Program page.

America Recycles Day

New Grant Program Announced

IDEM has announced the availability of grant funds to assist communities’ efforts to increase recycling and waste reduction. The Community Recycling Grant Program (CGRP) will fund projects including education and promotion of recycling, waste reduction, organics management, and household hazardous waste collection and disposal.

Solid waste management districts (SWMDs), counties, municipalities, schools, and nonprofit organizations located in Indiana are eligible to apply for funding from the Community Recycling Grant Program. Businesses, commercial operations, and for-profit organizations are not eligible for funding.

Grants start at $500 and go up to $50,000 with a 50 percent match required. The Community Recycling Grant Program is accepting grant proposals from October 1 through December 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Details are available on the Community Recycling Grant Program page.

Recycling Market Development Program Grants

The Recycling Market Development Grant is now accepting 2019 proposals. The deadline for submissions is June 21, 2019, at 5:00 PM Eligible candidates may seek a grant starting at $1,000 and up to $250,000, with a 50 percent cash match. Projects should focus on increasing collection or consumption, as well as economic development, education, and outreach efforts related to recycling. The Recycling Market Development Program offers detailed proposal requirements, and can assist with questions about the application process.