Maine DEP offers recycling and organics management grant opportunities

June 20, 2018

Contact: David Madore, Communications Director, david.madore@maine.gov or (207) 287-5842; Carole Cifrino, DEP Recycling Programs, carole.a.cifrino@maine.govor or (207) 485-8160

AUGUSTA, June 20, 2018 — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is soliciting grant proposals to support organics management and recycling initiatives. Two different types of proposals are being sought: 1) pilot projects in organics collection and management, and 2) investments in infrastructure and programs to support on-going recycling and organics management initiatives.

Municipalities, schools, hospitals and restaurants are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $4,000 to fund pilot programs to collect, store and transport food scraps for composting or anaerobic digestion. These programs must include a data collection and reporting component. No cost sharing is required of applicants for these grants.

Both public and private sector entities may apply for grants up to $30,000 for recycling and organics management projects. Preference will be given to projects that serve a regional need.

Application details are available on-line at Request for Proposals, Maine DEP. Questions on the RFP must be submitted by Tuesday, July 31, 2018 and proposals must be submitted electronically by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2018.