Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District Announces Community Grant Awards
Three local organizations were recently awarded grants from the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District as part of the District’s Community Grants Program. The funds will be used to undertake projects that promote sustainability and care for natural resources.
The organizations receiving grants include Hendricks County to expand and bolster recycling efforts at the Courthouse in Danville, the Pittsboro Parks Department to provide picnic tables and benches at Scamahorn Park and the Avon Outdoor Learning Center to purchase Garden Towers that will be used as teaching tools at schools across the Avon Community School District.
The grant program offered by the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District allows local, non-profit and tax exempt organization to apply for funds to undertake waste reduction, recycling and environmental education projects. Lenn Detwiler, Executive Director for the Solid Waste Management District said, “The Solid Waste Management District is pleased to be able to support the good work of these organizations as they strive to conserve natural resources and teach others the benefits of waste reduction, reuse and recycling right here in our community.”
Since 2006, the District has awarded over $185,000 in grants to over fifty Hendricks County organizations. Grant recipients have included schools in every school district in the County, churches, Sycamore Services, Hendricks County Extension Master Gardeners, the Hendricks County Arts Council, the towns of Amo, Avon, Brownsburg, North Salem and Plainfield, B&O Trail Association, Downtown Danville Partnership, Avon Outdoor Learning Center, the Parks Foundation of Hendricks County and many more.
The Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District is now accepting grant applications for the spring 2016 grant round. The District has earmarked $10,000 for the next grant round; each applicant is eligible for up to $5,000 in funding. Interested parties are urged to visit the Solid Waste District’s website at HendricksSolidWaste.com or contact Lenn Detwiler at 858-6070 for more information.