The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is announcing grant funding availability for projects focused on reuse, reduction, and recycling methods that result in an increase in recyclable material collection, a reduction in municipal solid waste shipped for final disposal, and/or improved partnerships with communities. These efforts should yield not only economic impacts but increased public awareness of recycling opportunities through tangible outreach and education.
The Recycling Market Development Program (RMDP) provides financial and technical assistance to help Indiana businesses increase recyclable material manufacturing capacity, as well as increase the use of recycled content products. Promoting the concept of collecting, using, and producing recycled materials in Indiana is a means of supporting the agency’s initiatives of job creation and economic stability leading to environmental stewardship of natural resources.
Eligible candidates may seek a grant of between $1,000 and $500,000, with a 50 percent required match. Learn more here. [Homac]