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Apply Now: FRWD Zero Waste RFA #ZW111822

The most recent request for applications (RFA) focusing on advancing Front Range communities up the “zero waste ladder” is officially published and available on the FRWD webpage

Download the full request for applications document RFA #ZW111822 for complete information

Start a new application for RFA #ZW111822

Answers to questions asked during the Q&A Round 1 inquiry period for the Front Range Waste Diversion (FRWD) RFA #ZW111822 are available for review and are linked to the FRWD website
Answers to questions asked during the Q&A Round 3 inquiry period for the FRWD Zero Waste RFA #ZW111822 are now available for review
During the period when an RFA is open, questions pertaining to the RFA must be directed in writing to [email protected] and will be answered in writing and posted on the FRWD webpage. Questions for the first round of Q&A are due October 14, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. and will be posted on October 21, 2022. Questions for the second round of Q&A are due October 28, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. and will be posted on November 4, 2022. 

The application submittal deadline has changed and is now December 9

Front Range Waste Diversion Enterprise Zero Waste Request for Application #ZW111822

The next request for applications focusing on advancing Front Range communities up the “zero waste ladder” was published on October 4, 2022. The background and overview of the grant offering, as well as the estimated schedule of activities document, are now available on the FRWD webpage.

Answers to questions asked during the Q&A Round 2 inquiry period for the Front Range Waste Diversion (FRWD) RFA #ZW111822 are available for review and are linked to the FRWD website
As a friendly reminder, applications are due November 18, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. MDT.

Letter of Intent process now open for FRWD RFA #6

Stage 1 for the Front Range Waste Diversion (FRWD) Program's sixth Request for Applications (RFA) is now open. The Letter of Intent is due June 20, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. MDT.

This RFA introduces a change in procedure from previous offerings. FRWD RFA #BF083122 will utilize a new two-stage application process.

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RFA #ZW030422: Advancing Front Range Communities up the "Zero Waste Ladder"

Deadline: March 4, 2022

Reaching Colorado’s ambitious waste diversion goal will take the active participation of every Front Range community, resident, and business. A key aspect of this vision, as laid out in the 2016 Colorado Integrated Solid Waste & Materials Management Plan, is for every Front Range community to ultimately provide access to universal curbside recycling and compost collections for all residents, using best practices of bundling with trash services and incentivizing through volume-based pricing, also known as Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT). Realizing this vision requires each community to take multiple steps to advance up the “Zero Waste Ladder”.

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Colorado Waste Diversion Grant: Building Opportunities to Maximize Waste Diversion and Create Jobs in Colorado

Deadline: March 1, 2022

The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to fund projects, sustainable beyond the grant period that will enhance the financial viability of recycling, composting, reuse, repurposing, and waste reduction in Colorado and will create new jobs in the state. Preventing waste before it is created is the most effective reduction method, followed by reuse, and recycling. 

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EPA Environmental Education Local Grant

Deadline: December 6, 2021

The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program in Region 8 is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.

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Front Range Waste Diversion (FRWD) Grant: Advancing Organic Waste Diversion and Composting on the Front Range

Deadline: December 20, 2021

The open Front Range Waste Diversion (FRWD) request for applications (RFA) focuses on Organic Waste and Composting, which is essential to reaching Colorado’s waste diversion goals and is a major priority of the FRWD board of directors. Applications are invited that plan to establish or expand programs, policies, and infrastructure to reduce organic waste or to increase organic waste collections, processing, and beneficial end markets and applications.

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USDA Conservation Innovation Grants

Deadline: July 19, 2021

The USDA National Resources Conservation Service announced the availability of up to $15 million for the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) classic program.

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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants

Deadline: August 3, 2021

EPA’s 2021-2022 SBIR Phase I solicitation is now open. EPA is calling for small businesses to apply for Phase I awards for up to $100,000 to demonstrate the feasibility of developing and commercializing an innovative technology under an SBIR solicitation topic. Topics include:

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RREO Mini-Grant Request for Applications

Deadline: June 30, 2021

The purpose of this RFA is to fund projects that lead to new opportunities to divert waste from landfills. The intent of this solicitation is to offer “mini-grants '' through a simplified application process for small-scale projects that meet the goals of the RREO program.

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Front Range Waste Diversion Grant Program "Zero Waste Ladder" RFA

Deadline: July 13, 2021

The current RFA focuses on advancing community waste diversion in Front Range communities. Eligible applications will range from communities or local institutions taking the first steps of waste audits and initial planning or comprehensive proposals for full program design and policy adoption, to cities with more mature programs applying to increase participation and reduce contamination.

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Green Up Our Schools

Rolling application

A grant program that supports elementary school waste reduction & recycling programs. Schools accepted into the program receive $2,000 over 3 years, personalized assistance achieving their goals, and support from our partners and local member schools.

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Colorado Waste Diversion Grant

Next application period: Spring 2022

The purpose of the program is to fund implementation projects that lead to new opportunities to increase waste diversion as well as to create jobs. Projects may focus on waste reduction, recycling, composting, anaerobic digestion, repurposing, or reuse for a wide variety of materials.

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Small Manufacturer's AdvantEDGE

Small Manufacturer’s Advantage (SMA) is a partnership program providing integrated support to small manufacturers across Colorado by leveraging the coordination of key strategic organizations such as Manufacturer’s Edge, the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC), the State of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), and the World Trade Center (WTC). The result is a unique and powerful synthesis of expertise and resources designed to help Colorado manufacturers succeed across all stages of the organizational life cycle.

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Polypropylene Recycling Grant Program

Deadline: November 30 and March 31

The purpose of the Polypropylene Recycling Grant Program is to facilitate Material Recovery Facility (MRF) processing, sortation and marketing of polypropylene packaging to ensure the widest possible access to polypropylene recycling in community recycling collection programs in the United States.

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Opportunity Zone Capital Accelerator Program

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

OEDIT has opened up applications for a new Opportunity Zone program that provides free consulting services to 10 businesses to help them secure OZ business investment.

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Residential Curbside Recycling Cart Grant

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grants

Applications accepted three times a year

Funding for alternative fueling infrastructure and alternative fuel vehicles, cover 80% of the conversion costs to switch to natural gas.

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Crush It Crusade Grant

Rolling application

This grant program provides recycling bins, training on sustainable waste management and enough funds to get your recycling program rolling.

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