Ohio EPA DEFA’s Recycling & Litter Prevention Grant Closes on February 7, 2020

Ohio EPA’s Recycling & Litter Prevention Program (R&LP) provides grant funding to communities, local governments, academic institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and state agencies to establish and implement recycling, market development, litter prevention and scrap tire recycling programs. There are four different grant programs: Community and Litter Grants, Market Development Grants, Scrap Tire Grants and new for 2020 – Academic Institution Grants.

Ohio EPA’s annual R&LP grant program is accepting applications through Feb. 7, 2020, with grants awarded on July 1, 2020.

The application process for this funding program is highly competitive. Total available grant funds vary from year to year. There is a maximum award for a single project and different match requirements, depending on the grant type. For more information about specific grant types and project categories, visit the grant resources and publications webpage.

To assist potential applicants, Ohio EPA will host a second informational webinar on Jan. 8, 2020 to explain eligibility requirements and the grant application process. A recording of the first informational webinar from Nov. 6, 2019 is available if you can’t make the one on Jan. 8.

Where else can you find more information? Please visit the Ohio EPA recycling website: recycleohio.gov.

Who can you contact for more information?

April Stevens Grants Supervisor (614) 644-3783 april.stevens@epa.ohio.gov
Marie Barnett Grants Administrator (614) 705-1019 marie.barnett@epa.ohio.gov
Dave Foulkes Environmental Specialist (614) 644-3118 david.foulkes@epa.ohio.gov
Kelsey Heyob Environmental Specialist (614) 705-1013 kelsey.heyob@epa.ohio.gov

Grant recipients will be announced in April 2020 and funding will be made available in July 2020.