AOR Blog

11-15-2022

Apply for New Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Recycling & Composting -- $100 Million is Now Available! 

$100M in funding is now available to help build and transform solid waste infrastructure, manage materials to achieve a circular economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create cleaner, resilient, and healthier communities. EPA is releasing new funding opportunities under the Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling grant program and the Recycling Education and Outreach Grant program, both of which were funded by the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Register for the webinars to learn more about the programs! 

Political Subdivisions Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling Grants ($30,000,000): For counties, cities, towns, parishes, and similar units of government to fund projects that improve materials management and infrastructure, including collection, transport, systems, and processes related to post-use materials that can be recovered, reused, recycled, repaired, refurbished, or composted. Applications for funding are due January 16, 2023. 

Overview of request for application, eligible entities, evaluation criteria, application process, and answer questions (same presentations)  

  • December 5, 2022 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm (EST) 
  • December 7, 2022 @ 6:00pm – 7:00pm (EST) 

Review procurement, subawards, and answer questions (same presentations)  

  • December 13, 2022 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm (EST) 
  • December 19, 2022 @ 6:00pm – 7:00pm (EST) 

State and Territories Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling Grants ($40,000,000): For states, territories, and the District of Columbia to improve solid waste management planning, data collection, and program implementation. EPA is requesting Notices of Intent to Participate in this grant program from states and territories by December 15, 2022.

Overview of program, review notice of intent to participate, and answer questions (same presentations)  

  • November 29, 2022 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm (EST) 
  • December 1, 2022 @ 6:00pm – 7:00pm (EST) 

Review program guidance and workplans, and answer questions (same presentations)  

  • December 19, 2022 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm (EST) 
  • January 3, 2023 @ 6:00pm – 7:00pm (EST) 

Recycling Education and Outreach Grants ($30,000,000): For states, tribes, territories, local governments, and other organizations to fund projects to improve consumer education and outreach on waste prevention, reuse, recycling, and composting by providing them with the practical tools needed to reduce waste generation, decrease contamination in the recycling stream, and increase recycling rates across the country in a manner that is equitable for all. Applications for funding are due January 16, 2023. 

Overview of request for application, eligible entities, evaluation criteria, application process, and answer questions (same presentations)  

  • November 30, 2022 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm (EST) 
  • December 6, 2022 @ 6:00pm – 7:00pm (EST) 

Review procurement, subawards, and answer questions (same presentations)  

  • December 15, 2022 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm (EST) 
  • December 20, 2022 @ 6:00pm – 7:00pm (EST) 

Learn more about each of these funding opportunities at EPA’s The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Transforming U.S. Recycling and Waste Management web page. Prepare now.  

 

 


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When it comes to education, it’s tempting to make the most of every opportunity to address every detail of what, when, where and how to recycle. But honestly, only a few folks would welcome that level of detail. Most would feel overwhelmed. To keep your outreach at the right level of detail, just remember 1 : 5 : 50.

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Working as teams, they are given a new real world problem to investigate and solve. For this year’s challenge, they are investigating the problem of trash and creating an innovative solution that can help...

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​AOR's second "On the Road Tour" was held on September 29 in Eugene at Lane Community College, Bring Recycling, and the Lane County Transfer Station. We had an intimate group of roughly 20 AOR members from all over the northwest. One member even joined us from Port Angeles, Washington!

We started our day with an engaging...

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