LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) – The Michigan Department of the Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) has announced that there is still $ 500,000 in funds available for rural electronics grants.
The deadline for grant applications has been extended and applications must be submitted no later than July 2, 2021. The original deadline of May 14, 2021 has been extended to support requests from communities for additional time to prepare proposals .
This grant opportunity will support increased access to electronics recycling in the state. Grants can be used to: support improvements to existing collection facilities; support electronic product recycling events leading to the creation of permanent collection points; support the appropriate collection, handling and recycling of consumer electronics; and provide collection and recycling infrastructure support to registered electronics recyclers.
Funding is made available through the Renew Michigan Fund. Eligible entities include cities, towns, townships, charter townships, counties, tribal governments, conservation districts, municipal solid waste or resource recovery authorities, non-profit organizations, health departments, colleges or universities, and regional planning agencies. Michigan-based for-profit electronics recyclers are eligible for infrastructure funds.
Two grant approval cycles will be awarded. Grant applications submitted before May 7, 2021 will constitute the first round. The maximum application amount per fundraising location and grant for fundraising events is $ 15,000 per location. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposal with electronic program staff prior to submission. Funds are available on a first come, first served basis.
To view the Request for Proposal and for more information on the EGLE Electronic Recycling Grants Program, visit Michigan.gov/MIRecycles and click on the “Grants” tab.
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