October 29, 2021
Andrew Barth, 303-441-1032
Zero Waste program funding application date extended to Nov. 12
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County will allocate up to $15,000 per project to organizations for reuse, recycling, and composting programs
Boulder County Public Works’ Resource Conservation Division is allocating up to $15,000 per project for its 2022 Zero Waste Funding Program. Zero Waste Funding Program applications are now being accepted and must be received at the Boulder County Resource Conservation Division office by 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 to be considered. Project funding will begin in January 2022. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Resource Conservation, C/O Cody Lillstrom,1901 63rd St., Boulder, 80301.
Established in 1997, this funding has awarded over a million dollars for education and infrastructure initiatives that promote waste reduction and diversion from the landfill. Zero Waste Funding provides an opportunity for businesses and organizations to contribute to Boulder County’s vision of becoming a zero-waste community. This vision is outlined in Boulder County’s Zero Waste Action Plan. In addition to the programs supported in prior years, Boulder County is encouraging programs with an emphasis on resource diversion (new tons diverted from the landfill) for businesses, residents, and government buildings. The county will continue to accept and consider applications for programs that fall outside of this limited focus.
The minimum funding amount available for a project is $1,000, with a maximum of $15,000, and matching funds are not required to use the money. Local governments, non-profit organizations, school districts, schools, private companies and individuals may apply as long as the scope of work is in Boulder County or the City and County of Broomfield and insurance requirements are met.