Community Grant Funding Available

The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District wants to promote environmentally-friendly waste management practices throughout Geauga and Trumbull Counties. One of the best ways to do that is to offer financial assistance to local governments, schools, non-profits and other entities to start new recycling and waste reduction programs, improve existing programs, and educate the public. We want to collaborate with you to make these types of projects a reality!
Scrap Tire Grant
Scrap Tire Grant
The Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District is authorized to award
funding to cities, villages, and townships to implement localized scrap tire collection
programs within the District. The purpose of the Scrap Tire Grant program is to financially assist all of the fifty-six (56) political subdivisions within the District in establishing localized scrap tire collection programs. Grant funds shall be used to fund one or a combination of the following collection programs:
  • Collection drives held in conjunction with spring cleanups
  • Curbside collection drives
  • Roadside cleanup of illegally dumped tires
Scrap Tire Grant applications are due February 28, 2020. The District budgets $100,000 annually for the Scrap Tire Grant program. Community funding amounts are fixed by the District and based on population percentages. All communities that submit grant applications by the deadline will receive funding. Funds will be awarded by March 16, 2020. This is a reimbursement grant. Local governmenets will expend their funds upfront and submit a reimbursement request to the District.

New for 2020

Several new grant funding opportunities are now available. Click on the links below to download applications and get more information.
Go Green Community Grant
Go Green Community Grant
We are now accepting applications to support recycling and litter prevention programs through Go Green Community Grants.  These grants are offered to local government (townships, cities, villages, counties), schools, and nonprofit organizations to initiate or expand recycling, to purchase recycling or waste containers, to purchase items made from recycled content materials, to perform cleanup activities, or to conduct an approved demonstration project.  

How much funding can applicants receive?
Applicants can receive up to $2,500 for their project.

How much funding do applicants have to contribute?
The Go Green Community Grant has NO match requirement.

Examples of potential projects (not all-inclusive):

  • Trash disposal costs for illegal dumpsite cleanup
  • Trash disposal costs for community cleanups
  • Recycling containers for city hall, township buildings, parks, etc.
  • Litter cleanup supplies – litter grabbers, vests, etc.
  • Permanent recycling containers for outdoor community events, fairs, public spaces
  • Electronic disposal costs for community collection
  • Transportation costs for curbside electronic collection, bringing collected items to Enterprise Drive for disposal
  • Supplies to start a school compost program
  • School-generated recycling and/or litter prevention projects in which learners engage in hands-on activities and become actively involved in recycling and/or sustainability projects.
  • Field trips/school educational assemblies - i.e. field trip to landfill, field trip to materials recovery facility (recycling processing center), guest speaker for school assembly
  • School professional development - cost to train teachers in various recycling/litter prevention programs or to conduct other related education workshops or in-services.
The Go Green Community Grant is competitive. The District provides a specified amount of money in the budget each year for ALL funding requests, so not all applications will be awarded. For yearly funding amounts, contact the District office. 

Applications will be reviewed by a committee who will make award recommendations to the Board of Directors. Applications must be received via email or mail to the District office by April 30, 2020.
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