Grants for Recycling Businesses 2023 Recycling Business Development Grant Round - OPEN The 2023 Recycling Business Development Grant round is now open. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Applicants can download the request for proposals (RFP) for the 2023 grant round by selecting one of the following links: 2023 Recycling Business Development Grant RFP - Word version 2023 Recycling Business Development Grant RFP - PDF version For more information, contact Mike Greene at email@example.com or 919-707-8137. The purpose of this grant program is to reduce the flow of solid waste to disposal facilities and encourage the sustainable recovery of materials from North Carolina’s waste stream. To achieve that purpose, RBAC seeks viable, well-planned and effective proposals from recycling businesses in North Carolina wanting to start up or expand recovery efforts. Projects involving the collection, processing or end use of materials in the solid waste stream are eligible for funding. Generally, the grant money is intended to fund sustainable investments in equipment and buildings necessary for increasing the capacity of a recycling business to divert more materials from disposal and into economic use. Grant money cannot be used to cover labor costs, general operational costs, or the cost of contract processing. View summaries of previous years' awarded grant projects. Multifamily Recycling Grant Program - OPEN This special grant program offers funding to initiate or expand multifamily recycling programs within the state. Eligible applicants include local governments, recycling businesses or non-profits, multifamily property owners, or multifamily property management companies. Grant funds may be used to purchase typical equipment needs to start or expand the collection of traditional household recyclables (paper, cardboard, metal cans, glass and plastic bottles and containers) from multifamily residences. Examples of eligible purchases include carts, dumpsters, collection vehicles, concrete pads, recycling corrals and education. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through February 16, 2023. Download the Multifamily Recycling Grant request for proposals (RFP) by selecting one of the following links (PDF or Word). Please submit completed applications to Sandy Skolochenko at firstname.lastname@example.org. Food Waste Reduction Grant - Coming Soon A new grant opportunity is coming this fall to help local governments, non-profits, and businesses reduce the amount of wasted food being disposed in landfills. The grant program will support food waste reduction projects that expand food donation networks or compost operations, including collection and hauling. Eligible applicants will include food rescue organizations, local governments, compost facilities, and compost businesses. Check back in late October for details and application materials. Glass Equipment and Infrastructure Grant - Closed This special grant program provided funding for single stream material recovery facilities (MRFs) to purchase glass recycling equipment or for local governments to establish or expand community drop-off glass collection through the Glass Equipment and Infrastructure Grant program.