INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) this week announced the availability of grant funds from the Recycling Market Development Board. Eligible candidates may seek a grant ranging from $1,000 to $500,000 with a 50 percent required match. Grant requests will be accepted through October 17, 2016.
Municipalities, non-profit organizations and public and private businesses located and doing business in the state of Indiana are eligible to apply for funding.
Proposals should demonstrate an understanding of the changing economy for recyclers, looking at where monies can be used most effectively by businesses and communities to help achieve increased recycling statewide. Proposals should demonstrate a need for the project, an increase in recyclable material collection, a reduction in municipal solid waste shipped for final disposal and improved partnerships with communities, such as increased public awareness of recycling opportunities through tangible outreach and education efforts.
The Recycling Market Development Board will make final funding determinations by the end of 2016.
For additional information or to apply, contact Pam Koons at (800) 451-6027, RMDPgrants@idem.IN.gov, or visit IDEM’s website at http://www.in.gov/idem/recycle/index.htm.