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Plastics Innovation Challenge

Notice of intent issued

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy published a notice of intent to issue a joint Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to Keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment.” This FOA supports the Department’s Plastics Innovation Challenge, a comprehensive program to accelerate innovations in energy-efficient plastics recycling technologies. This FOA will support high-impact research and development for plastics by developing new bio-based plastics that are capable of efficient recyclability and developing improved recycling strategies that can break down existing plastics into chemical building blocks that can be used to make higher-value products.

Building Opportunities to Maximize Waste Diversion and Create Jobs in Colorado Request for Applications

Deadline: February 26, 2020

The purpose of the Request for Applications (RFA) #29717 is to fund implementation projects that lead to new opportunities to increase waste diversion as well as to create jobs. Projects may focus on recycling, composting, waste minimization, anaerobic digestion repurposing, or reuse for a wide variety of materials. A total of $2 million is available to fund multiple projects. Funding is made possible through the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Fund (C.R.S. §25-16.5-106.5 Chapter 270 Article 19. 7).

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Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) National Grants Program

Deadline: February 26, 2020

EPA anticipates awarding approximately $44 million in competitive grant funding under the Diesel Emissions Reductions Act (DERA) National Grants Program. The program is soliciting applications nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions and exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the Administrator as poor air quality areas.

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Front Range Waste Diversion Grant Program

First Grant Solicitation: Spring 2020

In May 2019, Governor Polis signed SB19-192 into law. The bill created the Front Range Waste Diversion Grant Program for Colorado’s Front Range communities funded by an increase in the landfill user fee. The grant program will be overseen by a 13-member board of directors as well as department administrative staff.

Residential Curbside Recycling Cart Grant

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

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Recycling Rebates Program

Deadline: April 2020

Accepts applications for recycling rebate monies in the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Fund.

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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grants

Applications accepted three times a year

Funding for alternative fueling infrastructure and alternative fuel vehicles, cover 80% of the conversion costs to switch to natural gas.

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Crush It Crusade Grant

Rolling application

This grant program provides recycling bins, training on sustainable waste management and enough funds to get your recycling program rolling.

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Green Up Our Schools

Rolling application

A grant program that supports elementary school waste reduction & recycling programs. Schools accepted into the program receive $2,000 over 3 years, personalized assistance achieving their goals, and support from our partners and local member schools.

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Small Manufacturer's AdvantEDGE

Small Manufacturer’s Advantage (SMA) is a partnership program providing integrated support to small manufacturers across Colorado by leveraging the coordination of key strategic organizations such as Manufacturer’s Edge, the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC), the State of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), and the World Trade Center (WTC). The result is a unique and powerful synthesis of expertise and resources designed to help Colorado manufacturers succeed across all stages of the organizational life cycle.

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