EREF Grant Pre-Proposal Submissions Accepted Beginning April 15

13 Apr 2022

Pre-proposals will be accepted beginning April 15 and up to the close of business (5:00 p.m. eastern time) on May 2. Pre-proposals must be received during this window to be considered.

Pre-proposals are required prior to submitting a full proposal.

All pre-proposals must adhere to the criteria noted and be submitted by the established deadline. Pre-proposals submitted in response to this RFP that do not fit within the topic areas noted will not be reviewed.

Any questions about topics must be sent prior to April 25 in order to guarantee help with your question. Once we start accepting pre-proposals, we will no longer be able to provide you feedback on your topic.


About This RFP

Pre-proposal topics must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices and pertain to the following topic areas:

  • Waste minimization
  • Recycling
  • Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products. This includes, but is not limited to, the following technologies:
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Composting
  • Other thermal or biological conversion technologies
  • Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.)
  • Landfilling

Additional details regarding pre-proposal formatting and submission requirements can be located at "How to Apply for a Grant." 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Sarah Ledogar at

Invitation to Submit Full Proposals

Upon submission, pre-proposals will be examined by a selection committee and successful pre-proposals will be invited to submit a full proposal for consideration. Full proposals will then be subjected to EREF's review process.