The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for the 2020 Derelict Building Grant Program. This program promotes the reuse or recycling of building materials from dilapidated buildings in communities of 5,000 residents or less. The application period will remain open through Feb. 20, 2020.
The EPA has announced the availability of up to $3 million in funding for locally-focused environmental education projects under the 2020 Environmental Education Grant Program. EPA will award three to four grants in each of the agency’s 10 regions. Groups interested must submit their application by Jan. 6, 2020, to be considered.
The Solid Waste Alternatives Program (SWAP) works to reduce the amount of solid waste generated and landfilled in Iowa. Through a competitive process, financial assistance is available for a variety of projects, including source reduction, recycling and education.
Any unit of local government, public or private group or individual is eligible to apply.
Funds can be used for such items as:
- Waste reduction equipment and installation
- Recycling, collection, processing, or hauling equipment (including installation)
- Development, printing and distribution of educational materials
- Planning and implementation of educational forums, workshops, etc.
- Purchase and installation of recycled content products
- Salaries directly related to implementation and operation of the project
Proposal deadlines: 4:00 PM on January 2 and July 1.
Keep Iowa Beautiful empowers Iowans to bring cultural and economic vitality into communities through a variety of enhancement programs.