Ohio EPA accepting recycling grant applications
The grants are broken into four categories: Community Development Grants, Litter Management Grants, Market Development Grants and Scrap Tire Grants.
Community Development Grants will pertain to projects like the improvement of infrastructure to process recyclable materials and prevent litter, while Market Development Grants are open to businesses and non-profits that are seeking to create markets for those materials or related products. Projects applying for Litter management Grants, which prevent litter, beautify local environments or reduce waste, must involve the cleanup of public land and the use of volunteers. Scrap Tire Grants are available to a range of projects using scrap tires, but they must use material collected or processed within the state.
The Ohio EPA will be hosting an informational meeting on the grants at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources on Oct. 29 and will also provide details through a webinar on Nov. 18.
Grant winners will be announced in April 2016, and the funds will be made available in July 2016.