MDEQ announces funding for Rural Electronics Recycling Grants
For Immediate Release:
March 20, 2019
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announces $250,000 in available funding for Rural Electronics Recycling Grants. The deadlines for grant applications are April 5, 2019, or August 1, 2019.
The MDEQ is announcing this grant opportunity to support increased access to proper electronics recycling in the rural areas of the state. The grants can be used to support improvements to current collection programs or to support electronics collection recycling events leading up to the establishment of new permanent collection locations.
There are two grant periods: March 17 to April 5, 2019, and May 6 to August 1, 2019. The rural electronics recycling grants are part of the MDEQ’s Fiscal Year 2019 Sustainability Grants, which also includes Scrap Tire Cleanup Grants, Recycling Infrastructure Grants, and Scrap Tire Market Development Grants. The increased funding has been made available by the recently established Renew Michigan Fund.
Eligible entities include cities, villages, townships, charter townships, counties, tribal governments, conservation districts, municipal solid waste or resource recovery authorities, non-profit organizations, health departments, colleges or universities, and regional planning agencies. Funding or program partners may be for-profit organizations, but such entities are not eligible to receive grants. The maximum request amount per grant is $10,000 per location.
To view the Request for Proposals and for more information about the grants program, visit www.michigan.gov/mirecycles; you may also contact Steve Noble, Program Coordinator, at 517-449-6153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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