MAY 2012

SWACO accepts grant applications

It’s time to start planting ideas for green projects in Franklin County. The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) is now accepting applications for the Authority’s annual grant program. The deadline for applying is May 18.

The application process for the grants can be found by visiting this site.

Local governments, schools and school districts, as well as non-profits are eligible to submit their proposals. SWACO green grants are designed to assist projects that further SWACO’s mission of reducing waste, increasing recycling and the growing of reuse efforts. The grants can range from several hundred dollars to several thousand. Recipients are required to provide a 25 percent match of cash or in-kind services.

“We annually see many innovative ideas from groups of all sizes across Franklin County,” said SWACO Kristi Higginbotham. “We know that budgets are tight right now, so we are thrilled to be able to provide a little boost where we can.”

Last year’s grant recipients included The Ohio State University for recycling collection containers; The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio for a community awareness and educational program; and Westerville City Schools for a district-wide recycling program.