MassDEP Funding Opportunity; Recycling and reuse business Development Grant - Representative Joe McGonagle

MassDEP Funding Opportunity; Recycling and reuse business Development Grant

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has posted a grant application to support collection and processing of specified target materials through the Recycling and Reuse Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program.

MassDEP seeks to provide grants to recycling processors, manufacturers, and companies expanding collection of 2022 waste ban materials (mattresses, textiles, food waste). Information on grants is included below and can also be found on MassDEP’s website and the attached Grant Application Guidelines for collection and processing. Please note that MassDEP will only award one grant per applicant.

Applications are due by noon on Friday, March 29, 2024. Eligible applicants include companies and non-profits licensed to conduct business in Massachusetts that manage one of the eligible materials and operate a location where the proposed processing or collection activity will occur.

Key Information

Processing of materials

Collection of materials

Award Amount

$50,000 to $400,000 (max)

$25,000 to $100,000 (max)

Required minimum match by applicant

25% of the requested amount

50% of the requested amount

Eligible materials

Container glass; bulky reusable materials; Construction & Demolition materials; textiles; food materials; mattresses

Surplus food for donation; food waste; mattresses; textiles

Eligible grant-funded costs

Equipment or other capital costs for


(1) Processing activities,

(2) Manufacturing activities,

(3) Reuse activities

(1) Purchase of a truck,

(2) Purchase of collection containers to expand collection routes and services, and

(3) Purchase of equipment or software to increase route efficiency

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  • Narlie Monteiro
    published this page in Events & Updates 2024-01-30 12:05:22 -0500