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Reusable Transport Packaging Grants

Grants to California Nonprofits and For-Profits
for Programs that Reduce Packaging Waste

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Deadline Date:

03/15/21 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 and in-kind support to California nonprofit and for-profit organizations in eligible locations for environmental projects related to packaging waste. Funding is intended to replace limited-use packaging utilized in distribution, transportation, and manufacturing with durable alternatives, designed for many years of use. Projects must reduce transport packaging waste generated in Alameda County OR reduce packaging used to transport materials/products originating outside of Alameda County that are shipped with an end destination in Alameda County.

Typical examples are the replacement of cardboard boxes with hand-held plastic totes or disposable plastic film used to secure loads onto pallets with reusable pallet wraps. 

For applicants that have a grant project idea but need help, a technical assistance representative can provide equipment and vendor information, cost-benefit analysis, and help with return logistics planning. This support is available both before grant applications are submitted, as well as during the implementation of awarded grant projects.

For information about application review criteria see Page 7 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents, below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194430

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000 per grant request

Term of Contract:

Projects must be implemented within 6 months of contract execution.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This grant is available to nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

Projects that seek to replace repurposed materials (such as used cardboard boxes that are donated to your organization) are not eligible.

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, organizational overhead, research, or planning activities etc. – this is a grant for reusable transport packaging equipment only.
- Payment for any equipment purchased before contract execution.
- Purchase of single-use materials, such as gloves, plastic bags, etc.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2021, at 5 pm.

It is imperative that you familiarize yourself with the application and submission process well in advance of the 5:00 p.m. deadline.

- Grants Open: Monday, 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

Applicants may only submit one grant application for one focus area.

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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.

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Direct questions to:
Meri Soll

1537 Webster St.
Oakland, CA 94612

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USA: California: Alameda County

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