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Grants to California Nonprofits and Businesses
for Projects to Reduce Waste Production

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03/15/21 5:00 PM PST Receipt


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Grants of up to $20,000 to California nonprofit organizations and businesses in eligible regions for projects to reduce the amount of waste produced locally. Funding is intended for creative, community-engaging projects that address the waste-related issues of prevention, reuse, recovery, and reduction. Projects must be based in or benefit Alameda County.

Proposed projects must:

  • Be based in Alameda County, divert discarded materials generated in Alameda County, or involve educational campaigns targeting Alameda County residents or businesses. 
  • Not duplicate existing StopWaste programs/services, review StopWaste budget document that includes details on all Agency current programs and services. 
  • Education and outreach projects are expected to estimate the number of people educated.
  • Estimate the quantity of materials that will be prevented, reused, recovered, re-distributed, or otherwise diverted.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188177

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum grant request is $20,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must:
- Only submit one application to one grant focus area. This is the application for the Reuse and Repair focus area.
- Be either a nonprofit or business with a valid 501(c)3 and/or business license.
- Not be a public or private schools or municipality; these are not eligible.
- Get prior approval from StopWaste staff if using a Fiscal Sponsor.
- Maintain insurance that meets Agency minimum criteria linked here; sample documentation available here.
- Be in compliance with all federal, state and local land use, regulatory, and permit requirements.
- Contact their grant manager to assess if they are eligible for additional funding if they have current, open grants with StopWaste.
- Have matching funds available if project budget exceeds grant request.

Ineligible grant activities:
- Recycling and/or composting based projects and related supplies are not eligible (this includes purchase of bins for compost/recycling or garbage).
- Funding for any staffing position (full or part time) in excess of 50% of the budgeted position.
- Payment of organizational overhead exceeding 15% of project budget.
- Payment for any activities before contract execution.
- Payment of legal fees, fines, or penalties.
- Subsidization of existing contracts.
- Research or planning projects that duplicate Agency efforts.

Pre-Application Information:

- Grants Open: February 1, 2021
- Grant Applications Due: March 15, 2021
- Review & Selection: March 16 – May 1, 2021
- Grantees Announced: May 3, 2021
- Grant Funding Agreements Executed: June 15, 2021

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Meri Soll

1537 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 891-6500

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