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DEQ grants promote residential recycling

Agency: Environmental Quality

April 16, 2014                                                                                                                         
14-0407

For More Information                                      
Chad Rogers, 517-284-6872, rogersc1@michigan.gov
Brad Wurfel, 517-284-6713, wurfelb@michigan.gov

The DEQ today announced $250,000 in grants available to assist communities around Michigan with developing local recycling programs.

In his 2012 special message on energy and the environment, Governor Rick Snyder called on the DEQ to develop a plan to improve Michigan’s residential recycling rate. That plan, announced this week, highlights the need for more data and information to help inform decision makers.

The DEQ grants, from the Community Pollution Prevention Grant Program, will help address local information gaps and inform state and local leaders as they pursue improvements to residential recycling in Michigan.

Monies are available to non-profit organizations, local and tribal governments, local health departments, municipalities, and regional planning agencies. Total grant funds requested must be no more than $100,000 and the proposal must clearly indicate how the money will be spent.

Grantees must fund at least 25 percent of the total project cost. Requests for funding will be accepted through May 30, 2014.

To view the current Request for Proposals and learn more, go to the DEQ Community P2 Grants Program web page at http://www.michigan.gov/deqp2grants,or call the DEQ Environmental Assistance Center at 1‑800‑662-9278.

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