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NYSAR3’s grant program to include colleges

The New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3) has created a grant program that will enable the institutional members of the organization’s College Council to apply for grants of up to $1,000 to support innovative projects aimed at “initiating, improving, or expanding source reduction, reuse, or recycling programs on campus.”

The grant program will be competitive and NYSAR3 will begin accepting grant applications and project proposals from its College Council members after April 15. Deadline for submitting applications is October 9, 2013, with the first grants scheduled to be announced at the organization’s fall recycling conference in Cooperstown, New York, in November.

Proposals should be for projects that generate interest and awareness and encourage student, faculty, and staff participation. Projects should also be transferable and adaptable by other colleges and universities and should include an education component. Grant recipients must also agree to provide quantifiable documentation on the impact the grant had on the targeted program.

The College Council is one of four special NYSAR3 programs, along with the Organics Council, the Buy Recycled Council, and the GoGreen Initiative for K-12 schools in New York State.