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BIL Opportunity: Consumer Recycling Education and Outreach (REO) Grant Program

Open Date:

11/14/2022

Close Date:

2/15/2023

Eligible Recipients:

  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • Private Sector
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development
  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Environmental Clean-up
  • Strategy and Planning

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Upcoming Milestones:

Funded by:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Overview

The EPA is seeking applications proposing projects that inform the public about new or existing residential or community recycling programs; provide information about the recycled materials that are accepted as part of a residential or community recycling program that provides for the separate collection of residential solid waste from recycled material; and increases collection rates and decreases contamination in residential and community recycling programs. Projects will improve consumer recycling education with the goal of achieving separate collection of recycled material across the nation, maximizing the efficient reuse of materials, and identifying strategies that otherwise result in an increase in volume of recyclable materials. The EPA also recognizes and encourages applications that demonstrate evidence-based messaging and strategies associated with effective communication campaigns designed to increase prevention, reuse, repair, remanufacture, recycling, anaerobic digestion, and composting in communities and/or decrease contamination in the recycling stream. This approach to community-informed messaging goes beyond education only by emphasizing researching the audience, building trust, and reducing audience barriers while emphasizing benefits for desired action.

 

In addition, the EPA is seeking applications for recycling education and outreach projects that address environmental justice concerns and focus predominantly on addressing the disproportionate and adverse human health, environmental, climate-related and other cumulative impacts, as well as the

accompanying economic challenges of such impacts, resulting from industrial, governmental, commercial and/or other actions that have affected and/or currently affect people/communities of color, low income, tribal, and indigenous populations, and if applicable, other vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, children, and those with pre-existing medical conditions.

 

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – no match
Total Amount Available:
$30,000,000
Limit per Applicant:
$2,000,000
Estimated Awards:
25

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Jessica Oursler U.S. EPA
Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (MC 5306P)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
[email protected]

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