TEXAS RECYCLES DAY GRANT
SUPPORTED BY COCA-COLA SOUTHWEST BEVERAGESABOUT
Thanks to Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages and in celebration of Texas Recycles Day, Keep Texas Beautiful is proud to announce the Texas Recycles Day Grant. This grant will provide Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates and Keep Texas Recycling members with monetary assistance to help strengthen their existing recycling programs.
Projects must fall within one or more of the following categories:
Applicants can request funding between $5,000-$15,000.
Eligible applicants are:
Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates in Good Standing or higher, and new KTB affiliates
Keep Texas Recycling Rural Cooperative Members
Special consideration will be given to communities that are members of both KTB and KTR.
Projects must be completed and funding spent by June 30, 2024. If total project costs exceed the grant amount, the project must be completed using other sources of funding. Please note, the project must be completed in the designated time frame or the funding must be returned to KTB. Applicants must agree to submit a final report on their project by August 30, 2024 (see Timeline section for more details).
Special consideration for all awards will be given to projects that:
Project concepts could include, but are not limited to:
Implementation of a recycling program that accepts at least one post-consumer commodity.
Projects that improve recycling program efficiency and/or cost effectiveness.
Education and outreach projects with a focus on reducing contamination and improving material quality.
Education and outreach projects with a focus on specific recyclable commodities that have not otherwise been accepted for recycling and/or are hard-to-recycle.
Public-private collaborations to improve waste diversion in the community.
Funds may NOT be used for the following purposes:
Repayment of existing debt or obligations
Payment of organizational overhead
Loan or bank fees
Subsidization of existing contracts
Employee salaries & expenses
September 6, 2023: Grant application opens
October 26, 2023: Grant application must be received by KTB by 5 p.m. CDT
November 15, 2023: Winners announced
March 31, 2024: Progress Report due
June 30, 2024: Projects must be complete and grant funds spent
August 30, 2024: Final report form must be received by KTB by 5 p.m. CDT
Please note: By accepting funds for their project, grant applicants consent to complying with the criteria and deadlines, completing the final report on time. Failure to do so will result in loss of KTB affiliate benefits and future grant participation.