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Grants up to $100K available from IDEM's Community Recycling Grant Program

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) announced the availability of grant funding for recycling and household hazardous waste (HHW) collection and disposal from the agency’s Community Recycling Grant Program (CRGP).

“IDEM is proud to partner with communities in improving recycling efforts. Community Recycling Grants can provide startup funding or a financial boost for programs and ideas that make recycling easier and more cost-effective for Hoosiers,” said IDEM Commissioner Brian Rockensuess. 

Indiana counties, municipalities, solid waste management districts, universities, schools, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to submit a Community Recycling Grant application requesting $1,000 to $100,000 in funding.

The CRGP is accepting applications from Aug. 21, 2023 – Sept. 29, 2023.

Eligible projects should focus on education and promotion of recycling, processing of recyclable materials, waste reduction or HHW and organics management (including yard waste management and composting).
The Community Recycling Grant Program is funded through IDEM’s Solid Waste Management Fund. Grant funding is intended to create successful, cost-effective, and sustainable programs. Applicants must demonstrate a direct or indirect increase in waste diverted from landfills as a result of the project.

To apply, visit IDEM’s website at For additional information, contact
800-451-6027 or
Final funding determinations will be made in late-December 2023.

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