Congratulations to FRWD’s Recent Grant Awardees

Thanks to the submissions from many dedicated project teams and organizations, the Front Range Waste Diversion (FRWD) program has received and reviewed a remarkable array of projects submitted in response to RFA #SF011224 and RFA #MC030824. These projects exemplify the very essence of FRWD’s mission to reduce the amount of waste going into Front Range landfills and to support the region in achieving 39% waste diversion by 2026 and 51% by 2036.

Today, CDPHE is thrilled to announce the projects that were selected to receive FRWD funding under these two funding opportunities. Congratulations to all the successful applicants!

Awarded Projects

Under “Waste Diversion on the Front Range” RFA #SF011224, five applications were awarded funding:

  • arc Thrift Stores, Project Title: Colorado Arc Thrift Stores Expansion - Metro Area

  • BioChar Now LLC, Project Title: Equipment to Enable Remote Shredding and Efficient Transport of C&D Waste Wood and Other Non-Merchantable Waste Wood

  • Compost Colorado, Project Title: Central Infrastructure, Comprehensive Impact

  • Pueblo County Government, Project Title: Pueblo County’s Strategic Waste Diversion

  • Pretred, Project Title: Waste Tire Material Diversion - Expanding Infrastructure for Highest and Best Use

Under “Mini Contribution Grant” RFA #MC030824, 16 applications were awarded funding:

  • Castle Rock Composting, LLC, Project Title: Castle Rock Compostable Waste Diversion Project

  • City of Westminster, Project Title: Equipment for the City of Westminster Community Recycling Center

  • Compost Queen PBC, Project Title: Developing Compost End Markets

  • Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado, Project Title: Ramps for Glass Recycling

  • Diversion Designers, Project Title: Driving Sustainability: Expanding Zero Waste Event Services in Denver and Beyond

  • Douglas County School District, Project Title: DCSD High School Waste Diversion Program

  • Food to Power (formerly Colorado Springs Food Rescue), Project Title: Equipment for Diverting Organics in Colorado Springs

  • Full Circle Kitchens LLC, Project Title: Kitchen, Bathroom, and Granite Removal Expansion for C&D Waste Diversion and Community Development

  • Galvanize Recycling, Project Title: Galvanize Recycling Plastics Program and Events Operation

  • Park Hill Bike Depot (DBA Bikes Together), Project Title: Bicycle Recycling and Waste Diversion

  • Scraps LLC, Project Title: Cart Tipper Scales for Improved Waste Diversion Data

  • The National Western Center, Project Title: National Western Center Waste Diversion Equipment

  • Town of Erie, Project Title: Town of Erie Recycling Expansion Initiative

  • Town of Estes Park, Project Title: Town of Estes Park Waste Diversion

  • Town of Morrison, Project Title: Mulch Appreciated

  • Wompost, LLC, Project Title: Expanding Compost Hauling Capacity

Now that grant awards have been made, each of the project teams indicated above will progress into the contracting phase with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). During this phase, contract or purchase order scopes of work will be finalized, and the final documents will be routed to awardees for signature. The goal is to have fully executed agreements signed within 90 days of the award notification, or by July 1 at the latest. Upon final execution, project teams are encouraged to promptly begin project implementation.   

For applicants who were not successful in securing funding during these grant cycles, the FRWD Board of Directors would like to express their appreciation for each applicant’s commitment to waste diversion and encourage all applicants to remain engaged with future FRWD funding opportunities.

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