Grant Funding Available for Recycling Infrastructure and Economics Study

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), on behalf of the Recycling Market Development Board (RMDB), is requesting proposals to conduct a statewide municipal solid waste and recycling infrastructure and economic impact study.

The RMDB is providing funding for a research study to assess the nature and extent of recycling markets and resources in Indiana. Project proposals must include the applicant’s approach to evaluating Indiana’s recycling infrastructure in the context of the state’s needs. The study must provide an analysis of Indiana’s recycled materials and markets, and propose investment needs and economic development opportunities for the state to evaluate. Applicants that are proficient at the survey, research and data analysis with an understanding of solid waste and recycling infrastructures are encouraged to apply. Funding for one study project will be awarded on a competitive basis. 

The submission window is now open and proposals are due Jan. 10, 2020. A proposal will be selected for funding in March 2020. More information about eligibility and how to apply can be found on IDEM’s website at