Now is the time to apply for recycling and waste prevention grants | Local news

COLUMBUS – The Ohio EPA is now accepting applications for recycling and waste prevention grants to public and private organizations in the state.

The deadline to apply for a grant is February 4 at 3 p.m.

Four different grants are available:

· The academic institution grants up to $ 100,000 to schools with a 25 percent match or for construction projects using ground tire rubber, up to $ 300,000 with a 100 percent match;

· Community and trash grants of up to $ 200,000 with a 25 percent match to local governments and non-profit organizations;

· Market development grants for private companies up to $ 200,000 with 100 percent matching (requires government sponsor); and

· Waste tire grants available to businesses, local governments, and nonprofits up to $ 300,000 with 100 percent match (requires companies to have a government sponsor).

“I strongly encourage all relevant public or private organizations to apply for this program, which will greatly complement the local effort to provide recycling centers,” said State Representative Sarah Fowler Arthur, R-Ashtabula, in a prepared statement.

These grants will be awarded in July 2022.

More information about the program can be found at