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EPA Opens $40M Grant for Tribal Recycling Infrastructure

 

January 9, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened a $40 million grant opportunity for recycling infrastructure projects for Tribes and intertribal groups. 

The grant marks the third funding opportunity made available by the new Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) grant program, which is funded by the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that includes $375 million in funding for new recycling, reuse, and waste prevention programs and initiatives. 

The latest SWIFR grant opportunity is specifically for federally recognized Tribes, Alaskan Native Villages, and intertribal consortia. The grant will fund selected projects to create new capacity for Tribes and increase access to source reduction, recycling and composting opportunities. Projects may include developing or updating plans focused on improving post-consumer materials management, planning and construction of facilities, purchasing or leasing recycling equipment or supplies, activities focused on increasing collection, and development of end markets for materials. 

https://nativenewsonline.net/environment/epa-opens-40m-grant-for-tribal-recycling-infrastructure

 

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