FEDERAL MATERIALS EFFICIENCY AND WASTE REDUCTION PROGRAMS
Environmental Protection Agency:
Pollution Prevention Incentives for States: The grant program provides matching funds to support Pollution Prevention activities across all environmental media and to develop state programs. Up to $200,000 per grant. This program is for state and tribal programs. On-going funding with no deadlines for application.
STATE-WIDE MATERIALS EFFICIENCY AND WASTE REDUCTION PROGRAMS
Air Resources Board:
Department of Food and Agriculture:
Rice Straw Tax Credit: Rice straw credit equal to fifteen dollars per each ton of rice straw. Tax credit benefits end-users of rice straw involved in biomass energy, alternative construction materials or pulp production, erosion prevention; animal feed or bedding, compost production, or uses other than open field burning. Eligible purchases can be made until 2007.
Integrated Waste Management Board:
Waste Tire Track and Other Recreational Surfacing Grant: Grant to use surfacing materials made from California waste tires. Public entities that operate and manage public recreational facilities in California are eligible for this program. March 5, 2004. Check Back at website for future funding.
Waste Tire Cleanup Grants:Grants are awarded to pay for the cost of cleanup, abatement, or other remedial actions related to the disposal of waste tires. Local governments including local enforcement agencies, county and city departments, fire districts, code enforcement agencies, and California Native American organizations are eligible for funding.
Waste Tire Playground Cover Grant Program: Grant for surfacing material that is placed underneath and around playground equipment. Cities, counties, city and county park districts, special districts, public school districts, state owned recreational facilities, colleges, universities, and qualifying California Indian tribes are eligible for this program. Closed June 27,2003. Check Back at website for future funding.
Park Accessibility and Recycling Grant Program: Grant program to upgrade public playgrounds using recycled-content materials and to assist in meeting state and federal accessibility standards relating to public playgrounds. No grant award can exceed $50,000 for any one public playground. Regional park districts, regional park and open-space districts, regional open-space districts, and recreation districts are eligible for this program. This program is no longer being funded. Check Back at website for future funding.
Playground Safety and Recycling Grant Program: Grants to assist local educational agencies in using recycled-content materials to upgrade the State's public playgrounds, prevent injuries and satisfy the California Department of Health Services' new playground safety regulations. This program is for local educational agencies. This program is no longer being funded. Check Back at website for future funding. http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Playgrounds/Schools/default.htm
Check http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Grants/ for current and future CIWMB funding programs.
LOCAL MATERIALS EFFICIENCY AND WASTE REDUCTION PROGRAMS
Alameda County Waste Management Authority:
The following programs and more can be found at:
Mini-Grants: The proposed project must be in the area of source reduction, reuse, recycling and market development. Funds may also be requested for educational programs that promote source reduction, reuse, recycling and buy recycled. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000. Private firms, non-profit organizations, schools, public agencies and individuals in Alameda County are eligible for this program. On-going funding with no deadlines for application.
Revolving Loan Fund: Encourages businesses to reduce the amount of waste going to Alameda County landfills by providing low interest loans for source reduction, recycling, composting, processing or recycled market development efforts. Loans available from $10,000 to $200,000 with interest rates as low as 5%. Loans terms not to exceed 5 years. Any entity doing business in Alameda County, including government agencies are eligible for this program. On-going funding with no deadlines for application.
Grants to Non-Profits: Grants for innovative projects that will increase involvement in recycling and decrease the amount of waste sent to landfills. Priorities for projects involving green building,community based public education focused on recycling, waste prevention, and reuse. Only Non-profit organizations with federal 501(c) tax-exempt status are eligible.