End-Market Development to Support Colorado's Closed-Loop Economy

Deadline: October 11, 2019

Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Grant Program

End-Market Development to Support Colorado's Closed-Loop Economy
RFA #29043

This Request for Applications is focused specifically on creating or expanding end-markets for recyclables and organic materials within the State of Colorado. The goal is to incentivize the creation of a closed-loop economy where there are no waste products -- only materials that can be reprocessed and sold as feedstock to manufacturers to make new products. The department recognizes that the majority of the end-markets for recyclables are located beyond Colorado’s borders. The economics of hauling materials to access these distant markets are a significant barrier to building a sustainable recycling infrastructure within Colorado. It is the department’s intention to incentivize end-market development to create an in-state demand for recyclables and organic materials.

A total of $3 million is available to fund multiple projects. Funding is made possible through the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Fund (C.R.S. §25-16.5-106.5 Chapter 270 Article 19. 7).

All questions concerning RFA #29043 must be submitted in writing to the following email address: [email protected] The deadline for the first round of written inquiries is September 19, 2019, 3:00 PM MDT.

Though optional, grant applicants are encouraged to attend the pre-application conference. The conference is each applicant's opportunity to receive feedback directly from members of the selection committee on proposal ideas and to resolve any questions an applicant may have about the Request for Applications document. The pre-application conference is scheduled for Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10:30 AM MDT at the department's main campus in Denver. Teleconferencing will be available. RSVP is required. Please reference the Request for Applications document for more details regarding the pre-application conference.

Please visit the department's website to access the grant application, templates, and other information: www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/recycling-grants

Applications are due October 11, 2019, 3:00 PM MDT.

Share this post: