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Deadline Extended For IDEM Recycling Grant Proposals

Last updated on Monday, May 28, 2018

(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is extending the deadline to submit grant funding proposals for recycling projects.

Public and private businesses, local government and non-profit organizations located and doing business in Indiana are eligible to submit proposals for grants ranging from $1,000 up to $500,000. The new deadline to submit a grant proposal is 5 p.m. on June 22, 2018.

Grants are funded through IDEM's Recycling Market Development Program. Eligible projects focus on reuse, reduction, and recycling methods of municipal solid waste. A 50 percent match is required.

Proposals should demonstrate an understanding of the changing economy for recyclers and look at where monies can be used most effectively by businesses and communities to increase statewide recycling goals.

Sustainability of the project is key; proposals must show a need, an increase in recyclable material collection, a reduction in municipal solid waste shipped for final disposal, and/or improved partnerships with communities, including, not only economic impacts, but 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 the year.

To apply, visit IDEM's website at www.in.gov/idem/recycle/2358.htm. For additional information about the Recycling Market Development Program, call (800) 451-6027.

About the Recycling Market Development Program

The Recycling Market Development Program operates under the Recycling Market Development Board as established by IC 4-23-5.5. The grant money for the program comes from the Recycling Promotion and Assistance Fund, an account generated by a per-ton fee on solid waste disposed at Indiana landfills. The fund supports source reduction, reuse, recycling and composting to prevent solid waste from permanent disposal.

About IDEM

IDEM (www.idem.IN.gov) implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids citizens, government, businesses and other organizations to protect Hoosiers and the environment.

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