Consumer Recycling Education and Outreach (REO) Grant Program

The summary for the Consumer Recycling Education and Outreach (REO) Grant Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Environmental Protection Agency, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Consumer Recycling Education and Outreach (REO) Grant Program: 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 theaccompanying 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 asthe elderly, children, and those with pre-existing medical conditions.
Federal Grant Title: Consumer Recycling Education and Outreach (REO) Grant Program
Federal Agency Name: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Grant Categories: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-I-OLEM-ORCR-23-02
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 66.921
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: February 15th, 2023
Original Application Deadline: February 15th, 2023
Posted Date: November 14th, 2022
Creation Date: November 14th, 2022
Archive Date: March 17th, 2023
Total Program Funding: $30,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 25
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: December 16th, 2022
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
See Section III of funding opportunity announcement for eligibility information.
Grant Announcement Contact
Jessica Oursler
U.S. EPA, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (MC 5306P)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC
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