School Recycling Grant
School Recycling Grant - SPRING 2013
Berrien County School Recycling Grant provides funds to support waste reduction and recycling projects in schools. Grant funds will go toward purchasing recycling equipment and/or curriculum and supplies to help carry out the projects. Projects should provide new/expanded, in-school opportunities in the 4R’s; reducing, reusing, recycling, and/or re-buying (buying recycled products). Grants are awarded for any amount up to $1,500 per school per school year.
The School Recycling Grant is competitive and based on innovative ways to introduce or strengthen the 4R’s in the school system, integrate or improve recycling collection throughout the school/district, and implement classroom programs and curriculums to enhance recycling activities in school. Especially critical is the long-term effectiveness of the use of funds.
To better help schools implement a comprehensive, long-term school-wide recycling collection program, Berrien County is working with Green Connection, Inc. to fund School Recycling Consultations. Schools interested in receiving a free on-site recycling consultation, can do so through this grant process. Outcomes from the consultation can help determine the number and types of recycling collection containers, as well as labels and signage, necessary for a complete recycling program tailored to each individual school. Included in the consultation is help filling out the School Recycling Grant Application for purchasing recycling collection containers for the school, up to $1,500 per school per school year.
The School Recycling Grant is open to any public, non-public, public school academy, home-school group, or school districts in Berrien County, MI for grades K-12; college campuses located in Berrien County; and other approved educational institutions.
Download the relevant application from this website (below). The preferred submission method is to save downloaded application, fill it out electronically, and email the finished application as an attachment to Jill Adams, Grant Administrator at email@example.com. For the Recycling Consultation Application, inital approval will be given and the information will be forwarded to Green Connection, Inc to start the consultation process. For the School Recycling Grant Application, initial verification that the application is complete will be made, and then it will be forwarded to the Grant Selection Committee for review and award determination. The Committee reserves the right to reject any submissions that it feels do not meet the criteria. School Recycling Grant Awards will be announced March 1, 2013.
GRANT MONETARY PROCEDURES
Particular, pre-selected recycling bins, that are outlined on the Grant Budget Sheet, will be ordered by County Staff and shipped to the school. Payment for these pre-selected items will occur direclty between the County and the Recycle Bin Company.
For other items requested through the School Recycling Grant, the school will be responsible for ordering and paying for the materials. Funds will be paid to the school on a reimbursement basis after receipts and proof of payment is submitted to the County.
PROJECT AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
The Grant Contact Person will be responsible for submitting the application, answering any necessary follow up questions, and completing the Grant Project Report Form upon execution of the project. The Grant Report Form will be emailed to the contact person at a later date.
Click on the relevant application:
Recycling Consultation Application
School Recycling Grant Application Spring 2013
Jill Adams, Berrien County Environmental Specialist, 983-7111 x8234, firstname.lastname@example.org
Recycling Consultation Application Deadline: January 18, 2013
School Recycling Grant Application Deadline: February 8, 2013
Grants Awarded: March 1, 2013