Grants

Waste Reduction & Innovation Grant

The Waste Reduction & Innovation Grant (WRIG) is available to eligible schools, businesses and nonprofits for planning, equipment, supplies and capital improvements that result in the significant reduction of solid waste that the business creates.

Waste reduction is the most environmentally preferred strategy for managing solid waste. Waste reduction projects eliminate the use of materials that end up being discarded from production and sales processes. Waste reduction projects can take many different forms, including reusing source materials, bulk purchasing, packaging changes, technology enhancements or production redesign. 

One-time grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to eligible businesses and nonprofits for planning, equipment, supplies and capital improvements that result in a significant reduction of solid waste that the business creates. Applicants must contribute a 10% cash match of the total project cost.

Download full grant guidelines here.

2024 application submission deadline is 4:00 pm on June 14. Applicants will receive award notification approximately 8 weeks later.

Learn more about Waste Reduction Innovation Grants at an Online Info Session on April 16 at 12:00 p.m. Click here to sign up.

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