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Helping communities and businesses access compliance, technical and financial assistance for their environmental needs.

Ohio EPA's Recycling and 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 Academic Institution Grants.

Ohio EPA's annual R&LP grant program will be accepting applications from Nov. 2, 2020 through Feb. 5, 2021, with grants awarded on July 1, 2021. 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.

To assist potential applicants, Ohio EPA hosted an informational webinar on Nov. 5, 2020 and will host another on Jan. 7, 2021 to explain eligibility requirements and the grant application process. Information is also posted online at

Who can you contact for more information?

April Stevens Environmental Supervisor (614) 644-3783

Marie Barnett Grants Administrator (614) 705-1019

Dave Foulkes Environmental Specialist (614) 644-3118

Kelsey Heyob Environmental Specialist (614) 705-1013

Grant recipients will be announced in May 2021 and funding will be made available in July 2021.