GRANTS

 

Recycling Initiative Competitive Funding Project Grants

Our Recycling Initiatives Competitive Funding (RICF) Project provides assistance through grants to:

  • Local townships

  • Villages

  • Cities

  • Schools

  • Non-profit agencies

 

Applicants cannot possess a liquor license and must demonstrate a benefit to the citizens of Belmont and Jefferson counties.

Two types of grants are available: the Community Award and the Comprehensive Grant.

 

The Community Award requires no match.  The maximum that can be applied for under the Community Award is $1,000. Projects must contain a recycling component or theme.  Schools, government offices and non-profits may seek funds to:  implement recycling at sporting events;  purchase recycling bins and create awareness posters;  begin a re-use store or program so that unwanted items are not discarded; or buy supplies to perform community litter clean-ups and recycling activities.

The Comprehensive Grant projects must include a recycling or reuse initiative.  Eligible applicants may apply for funding between $1,001.00 and $5,000.00 and must supply a 20% match, which may include in-kind services such as: labor, donated equipment, materials, and activities directly related to the project.  Applicants must do a thorough justification of requested funding and relate the project directly to recycling.  Procurement and application of recycled content items must have a significant recycling component as part of the project in order to qualify for funding.  Applicants must commit to completing the final report and supplying recycling and or reuse data.

Eligible applicants may seek Comprehensive RICF funds for: community clean-up projects that include a recycling component; implement or expand recycling programs; implement or expand reuse initiatives; implement or expand composting initiatives; implement a recycling and waste reduction awareness campaign or purchase items made from recycled material.

Examples:

Example Grant 1 Community Awards

Example Grant 2 Community Awards

 

Example Grant 3 Comprehensive

Helpful Grant Ideas: Brochure (Best if printed on legal size paper)

To apply for a grant:
(Download the 2019 GRANT APPLICATION PACKET)

Applications must be completed and submitted between January 18th to March 6th, 2019  Noon deadline. Please see Application Packet for requirements and more details. The JB Green Team Grants Committee will review applications and make formal award recommendations to the Board of Trustees by the March 11, 2019 Board meeting. Notification of awards and passage by the Board of Trustees should occur by March 13, 2019 by email (please provide). Thus when drafting an application, applicants should consider beginning their projects no sooner than March 14, 2019.  Limit one (1) per Community/entity/organization per year.

All entities awarded Grant Funds will be required to complete a 2019 Grant Project Completion Form  to be completed and mailed to our office by February 1, 2020  Be sure to attach a copy of all receipts and photos.  Any organization/entity not completing this required form may be required to return all awarded grant funds and forfeits their right to apply the following grant awarding year.

For assistance or more information you may contact us.

LINKS TO OTHER GRANTS:

Ohio EPA Recycling & Litter Prevention Grant

http://www.epa.state.oh.us/dmwm/Home/Grants.aspx

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

www.dnr.state.oh.us

Coca Cola Company/Keep America Beautiful Bin Grant Program

http://bingrant.org/

Ohio EPA GRANTS
http://epa.ohio.gov/ocapp/grants.aspx

Litter Management &Tire Amnesty Grant
10 % Cash Match
Open to: Ohio communities and non-profit organizations to support litter and tire amnesty collection projects.

Community Development Grant
50% Cash Match
Open to: Municipal corporations, counties, townships, villages, state colleges or universities, solid waste management districts and authorities, park districts, health districts and statewide recycling and litter prevention trade associations.

Market Development Grant
100% Cash Match
Open to: Ohio businesses and non-profit organizations that propose to create equipment infrastructure for successful markets of recyclable materials and related products. Applicants must be sponsored by an eligible governmental agency who will serve as the grant applicant and a pass-through agency for documenting and receiving funds.

USDA Rural Development Solid Waste Management Grant
http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/solid-waste-management-grants/oh

Community Impact Fund
www.cfov.org/grants

 

 


In Ohio open to: Jefferson and Belmont:

Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund (affiliate of CFOV)
http://www.cfov.org/smith-goshen-rice-enrichment-fund/

 

 


Open to Belmont County non-profit organizations:

EPA  Clean Diesel School bus Fund Retrofit Grants, Ohio Environmental Education Fund, Diesel Emission Reduction Grant Program and Environmental Science and Engineering Scholarships

http://www.epa.state.oh.us/oee/oeefoverview.aspx

 

CONTACT US

JEFFERSON COUNTY
125 Technology Way
Steubenville, OH 43953
(staff 691 Canton Road, Wintersville, OH)
P: 740-266-6899
F: 740-266-6895
BELMONT COUNTY
67895 Pickering Road
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
P: 740-296-5376
F: 740-296-5397

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