Apply by March 17: Grants up to $20K to reduce waste

Alameda County public agency StopWaste is now accepting grant applications, with total funding up to $400K, available to businesses and nonprofits with innovative ideas to reduce waste.

Grant categories are:

– Reuse & Repair: Up to $20K per grant for projects focused on repair, reuse, recovery and redistribution of goods and materials that eliminate disposal or recycling.

– Food Waste Reduction: Up to $20K per grant for projects that prevent food waste or recover and redistribute surplus edible food for food donation.

– Waste Prevention Equipment: Up to $10K per grant for reusable transport packaging OR for transport and storage equipment for surplus edible food rescue and donation.

– Community Outreach: $5-10K per grant for outreach projects promoting behaviors that reduce wasted food OR waste from disposable food service ware.

For more information including descriptions of past grantees, please visit www.StopWaste.org/Grants. Application deadline is March 17, 2020.

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