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Division of Waste Management calls for grant applications

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management is accepting grant applications for projects that develop an integrated infrastructure and offer public education programs on recycling, composting, and for household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events.

Grant funding comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund and is underwritten by a $1.75 per ton fee on municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky’s contained landfills. Local governments, solid waste management districts, public schools, universities and colleges are eligible to apply. Priority is given to applicants for regional projects.

Director of the Division of Waste Management Jon Maybriar said the grants will support educational programs and help local communities find valuable uses for waste materials instead of contributing to landfills. “We’re honored to support these programs that continue to help our communities maintain and expand their ability to recycle and compost,” he said.

Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 27, 2020, or hand-delivered to the Division of Waste Management, Recycling and Local Assistance Branch by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The original application and any supporting documentation must be submitted in order for an application to be complete. Each grant requires a 25% local match.

More information about these and other grants is available here.