Recycling Education Assistance Grants Now Available for Small MI Communities

Posted on February 17, 2022 by Dene Westbrook

The Michigan Small Community Education Grant Program is open now through October 2022. The effort is funded by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) along with The Recycling Partnership, the nonprofit action agent transforming the U.S. residential recycling system for good.

Eligible communities and organizations include nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, regional planning agencies, cities, villages, townships, charter townships, counties, municipal solid waste authorities, and resource recovery authorities located in Michigan working with less than 10,000 households.

The grant opportunity was created to alleviate the financial challenges smaller Michigan communities face in providing recycling education and outreach materials to inform residents about how, where, and why to recycle. Funding is limited and grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to the program’s popularity, potential grantees are encouraged to apply early. For more information, go to

Herasanna Richards is a legislative associate handling energy, environmental, elections, and external municipal services for the League. She can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0309.

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