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DEQ announces scrap tire market development grants

Agency: Environmental Quality


Feb. 1, 2013                                                                                                               13-0201


For More Information                                       Rhonda Oyer, 517-373-4750,

                                                                          Brad Wurfel, 517-373-7917, 


The Michigan DEQ today announced available funds to support projects that develop new or increased uses for scrap tires.

Applications are available for funding under the Scrap Tire Market Development Grant Program for grants to reimburse up to 50 percent of the cost to purchase scrap tires to support the development of increased markets for scrap tires. Grant funding also is available to reimburse up to 50 percent of the cost of purchasing equipment or for research and development to provide for a new or increased use for scrap tires.

The DEQ will accept Letters of Interest postmarked on or before Feb. 15. Interested persons must first submit an approved Letter of Interest before submitting a full application. The DEQ will not accept Letters of Interest submitted by e‑mail or fax.

To receive a Letter of Interest form and application packet, please contact the Scrap Tire Regulatory Program, Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection, DEQ, P.O. Box 30241, Lansing, Michigan 48909‑7741, at 517‑335-4035; or an application packet may be downloaded from the DEQ Web site at (click on "Waste," "Scrap Tires," and under the "Grants" tab, click on "Market Development Grants").



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