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Ohio EPA’s Recycling and Litter Prevention Program (R&LP) provides grant funding to communities and businesses that initiate or expand recycling programs, encourage sustainable practices and stimulate market development for reusing recyclables and litter prevention efforts. 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 R&LP grant program is accepting applications through Feb. 7, 2020 for annual awards in July 2020. Informational webinars were held on Nov. 6, 2019 and Jan. 8, 2020 to assist potential applicants. The recorded webinars are available on Ohio EPA’s YouTube Channel at youtube.com/user/PIC1049.

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. Grant funding is available 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.

For more information, go to recycleohio.gov or contact Marie Barnett at marie.barnett@epa.ohio.gov or (614) 644-2798.

Ohio EPA’s R&LP grant program is accepting applications through Feb. 7, 2020 for its annual awards in July 2020. Applications must be completed online: https://ohioepa.custhelp.com/app/apply. More information is available at recycleohio.gov.