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Materials Management and Stewardship Grants

Open Grant Opportunities

Request for Applications: R10-RCC-2011 Sustainable Materials Management Assistance Grants (PDF) (20 pp, 85K)

The closing date and time for receipt of application submissions, regardless of mode of submission, is Friday, July 29, 2011, 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST). See RFA for details on how to submit an application.

EPA Region 10 will host a question and answer session on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 via teleconference from 1:30 to 2:30 PM (PST). The call-in number is (866) 299-3188, access code 899-999.

Questions? Contact Ofelia Erickson, erickson.ofelia@epa.gov, (206) 553-2583.

Past Funded Grants on this page:

Composting
Composting Leads to Environmental and Affordable Recycling (CLEAR)
Year: 2009
State: Washington
Grantee: Okanogan County Community Action Council Exit EPA Disclaimer
Amount: $25,000
Overview: The purpose of this project is to provide education to individuals within Okanogan County, a large rural county with a small population, on ways to compost their food and yard waste and turn it into a useable material. Through the CLEAR project, grantee will provide education and outreach, including workshops demonstrating how to construct a composter and recruitment of technical volunteers to assist others in constructing composters.

Multnomah County Sustainable Food Serviceware Project
Year: 2008
State: Oregon
Grantee: Oregon Center for Environmental Health Exit EPA Disclaimer
Amount: $34,312
Overview: The purpose of this project is to harness the purchasing and disposal influence of county food service operations and local food businesses to create a measurable shift in the waste stream from the Portland area. These results will be achieved through a multi-stakeholder process of outreach, research, alternatives identification, pilot implementation, and the development of model procurement policies.
To learn more, download:

Preferred purchasing information on Food Service Ware Options (2 pp, 66K, About PDF)
Composting Case Studies:
Developing a Community Composting Program
Year: 2007
State: Idaho
Grantee: Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute Exit EPA Disclaimer
Amount: $15,000
Overview: Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute Exit EPA Disclaimerpartnered with Idaho’s Moscow Food Co-Op Exit EPA Disclaimer to purchase an Earth Tub composter and educate the community about how to compost. In addition to creating interpretative signage on the Earth Tub composter and information on how composting works, the grantee hosted several community compost events: “Compost Happens” and “Compost and Conversations.”

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Home Composting Workshop and Compost Educator’s Guide
Year: 2006
State: Washington
Grantee: Washington State Department of Ecology Exit EPA Disclaimer
Amount: $15,000
Overview: The purpose of this project is to support the expansion of home composting programs by building a statewide network and creating a toolkit for communities to use to develop more effective home composting programs. The grantee organized and hosted a Washington State Home Composting Workshop in October 2006 and created a Compost Educator’s Guide. The purpose of the Guide is to:

  • Provide consistent, science-based information about residential composting and vermicomposting for use in Washington State;
  • Assist compost educators in creating training events such as workshops;
  • Inspire a clear vision for home composting as a cornerstone of sustainable living; and
  • Emphasize the network of compost educators.

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Educational Analysis of Compost Generated Through On-Site In-Vessel Food Waste Composting
Year: 2006
State: Washington
Grantee: Washington State University Exit EPA Disclaimer
Amount: $15,000
Overview: Earth Tub Composters are small on-site, in-vessel composting systems that can be used to recycle food waste from school lunch programs into compost. This reduces garbage volume while providing an education on recycling for students. Compost produced can be used in school landscaping or sold to staff and student families. The purpose of this project was to analyze the compost quality resulting from small scale composting systems along with the actions that impact quality. Download the final report (PDF) (34 pp, 9.8MB, About PDF).

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Electronics
Closing the E-Design - E-Scrap Loop
Year: 2007
Grantee: National Center for Electronics Recycling Exit EPA Disclaimerand Resource Recycling, Inc.
Funded by EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) Innovation Grants Workgroup Exit EPA Disclaimer.
Amount: $78,115
Overview: The purpose of this project is to build a mechanism for the active, two-way exchange of actionable information between the front and back ends of the electronics product life-cycle chain of commerce. The project focuses on computers and monitors because there is the most active end-of-life economy for those products, and because the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Exit EPA Disclaimer program, which provides a basis for much of this work, initially focused on that product set.

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Green Buildings
Builders ReSupply Project
Year: 2008
State: Washington
Grantee: Sustainable Living Center Exit EPA Disclaimer
Amount: $20,000
Overview: The purpose of this project is to determine the feasibility of establishing a Builders ReSupply Store Exit EPA Disclaimer in Walla Walla, Washington, an area with limited waste reduction activities because of the distance to reuse and recycling markets.

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Municipal Solid Waste
Just Bag It!
Year: 2009
State: Idaho
Grantee: City of Hailey Exit EPA Disclaimer
Amount: $8,943
Overview: The purpose of this project is to reduce the generation of municipal solid waste sent to landfills by reducing the use of plastic bags. The grantee will: (1) partner with grocers and merchants to reduce, reuse, and recycle plastic bags, (2) provide outreach and education to local elementary, middle, and high school aged children as well as the general public, and (3) establish a plastic bag free day.

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Towards Zero Waste Initiative and Replication
Year: 2009
State: Washington
Grantee: Sustainable Connections Exit EPA Disclaimer
Amount: $20,000
Overview: The purpose of this project is to complete the final year of the three year pilot Toward Zero Waste business education, evaluation, best practice documentation, and replication effort, which was launched in 2008. The Toward Zero Waste Initiative Exit EPA Disclaimerpromotes materials management, recycling, and solid waste reduction by offering educational opportunities, tools and resources, and market-based incentives to the local business community for reduction of waste.

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Pharmaceuticals
City of Bellingham Pharmaceuticals Take-Back Pilot
Year: 2009
State: Washington
Grantee: City of Bellingham Exit EPA Disclaimer
Amount: $25,780
Overview: The purpose of this project is to implement a pilot program that would allow for the controlled return of unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals from customers at participating pharmacies.

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Medication Disposal Project for the Rural Anchorage Service Unit of Alaska
Year: 2008
State: Alaska
Grantee: Southcentral Foundation Exit EPA Disclaimer
Amount: $40,000
Overview: The purpose of this project is to demonstrate, train, and inform about proper disposal of unused medications in order to promote environmental health, with an emphasis in rural Alaskan communities where there are limited waste reduction activities.

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Recycling on the Go
Increasing Recycling at Washington State University Home Football Games
Year: 2006
State: Washington
Grantee: Washington State University Exit EPA Disclaimer
Amount: $17,408
Overview: The largest events at Washington State University each year are the home football games. Attendance at each of the five to six home games per year ranges from 27,000 to 42,000 people. The purpose of this project is to transition home football games towards being zero waste events and using the events as an arena for increasing public knowledge, experience, and skills with recycling.

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Go for the Gold in Zero Waste Events
Year: 2006
State: Oregon
Grantee: City of Eugene Exit EPA Disclaimer
Amount: $26,625
Overview: The purpose of this project was to provide improved recycling and composting collection infrastructure and public education at city-wide public events in 2007 and 2008, culminating in the 2008 Track and Field Olympic Trials held in Eugene on June 27 through July 6, 2008. The grantee created a model Saturday Market; developed public education tools such as radio, video public service announcements, and earned advertising; and submitted a Resource Recovery Plan to Local Organizing Committee for 2008 Olympic Trials. The grantee achieved a 69% recovery rate, by weight, at the 2008 Track and Field Olympic Trials.

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Toxics Reduction
Pollution Prevention Workshop and Training for Idaho Businesses
Year: 2006
State: Idaho
Grantee: Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Exit EPA Disclaimer
Amount: $16,800
Overview: The purpose of this project is to support Idaho businesses and technical assistance providers in preventing pollution and reducing toxics. The grantee hosted a series of pollution prevention workshops focused on systems approaches to process improvements in 2006 and continued support to businesses through follow-up site visits with some attendees.

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