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Ohio EPA's recycling and litter prevention and mosquito control grant program deadlines are coming up soon. We have hosted webinars about both programs and you can go to our Agency YouTube channel to listen to recordings.

Ohio EPA’s recycling and litter prevention (R&LP) grant program supports communities, nonprofits, businesses and academic institutions that initiate or expand recycling programs, encourage sustainable practices, stimulate economic growth, and support litter prevention efforts through four different grants. The four different grant programs are: community and litter grants; market development grants; scrap tire grants; and academic institution grants.

Ohio EPA's annual R&LP grant program will accept applications 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. Grant recipients will be announced in May 2021 and funding will be made available in July 2021.

Who can you contact for more information?

The mosquito control grant (MCG) program is a collaborative effort between Ohio EPA and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), which began in 2016. The MCG program was developed to make funding available to entities responsible for implementing mosquito control measures in support of Ohio’s efforts to reduce the potential for an outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika, West Nile, and La Cross Encephalitis. The fundable activities approved under the MCG program will help reduce the potential for an outbreak of a mosquito-borne virus and simultaneously reduce the threat that scrap tires and scrap tire dumps pose to human health and the environment.

Local health departments (LHDs) implement various programs to protect human health, safety, and the environment. LHDs are on the front lines in the fight against mosquito-borne diseases. They are the primary entity responsible for implementing local mosquito control activities such as mosquito surveillance, source reduction, and larval/adult mosquito control measures. The MCG program makes grant monies available to any agency of the state, as long as that agency can demonstrate collaboration and obtain sponsorship from its LHD.

The deadline to submit applications for the 2021 MCG cycle is Jan, 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Who can you contact for more information?

Ohio EPA hosted webinars on these grant programs. Go to our Agency YouTube channel or follow the links below to listen to a recording.