Recycling Market Development Program Announces 2017 Grant Funding

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) this week announced the availability of grant funds from the Recycling Market Development Program. Eligible candidates may seek a grant ranging from $1,000 to $500,000 with a 50 percent required match. Grant requests will be accepted through May 10, 2017.

Municipalities, non-profit organizations and public and private businesses located and doing business in the state of Indiana are eligible to apply for funding.

Proposals should demonstrate an understanding of the changing economy for recyclers, looking at where monies can be used most effectively by businesses and communities to help achieve increased recycling statewide. Proposals should demonstrate a need for the project, an increase in recyclable material collection, a reduction in municipal solid waste shipped for final disposal and improved partnerships with communities, such as increased public awareness of recycling opportunities through tangible outreach and education efforts.

The Recycling Market Development Board will make final funding determinations by the end of the year.

To apply, please visit IDEM’s website at www.recycle.IN.gov/5745.htm. For additional information, contact (800) 451-6027 or RMDPgrants@idem.IN.gov.

About IDEM

IDEM (www.idem.IN.gov) implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment.

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