Pennsylvania project grants available
Harrisburg, PA— Pennsylvania
Governor Edward G. Rendell said Pennsylvania is looking for innovative
ways to turn solid waste problems into solutions and will reward
local governments’ efforts.
The Department of Environmental
Protection is accepting applications from counties, municipalities
and municipal authorities for the Pennsylvania Solid Waste-Resource
Recovery Development Grant Program. The deadline for applications
is June 5.
To receive funding under the
Solid Waste-Resource Recovery Development Grant Program, projects
must be capable of demonstrating, for a minimum of two years,
the production of energy or the recovery of materials from solid
waste, except sewage sludge. Eligible projects must recover at
least 50 percent of the solid waste entering the system in the
form of energy or materials.
Priority in funding under the
Solid Waste-Resource Recovery Development Grant Program will be
given to unique and innovative energy recovery projects, residential
curbside collection programs for food waste recycling and demonstration
projects involving more than one county or municipality that result
in environmentally sound alternatives to landfilling.
All projects must be capable
of being replicated in other areas of the commonwealth and should
be capable of reaching full-scale production within 12 months
of notice of a grant award.
Counties, municipalities and
municipal authorities may sponsor cooperative projects with private-sector
entities provided that the municipal applicant maintains a minimum
five percent equity in the project for the term of the demonstration
For more information, visit www.depweb.state.pa.us,