Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Program

The Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Program provides funding that promotes economic development through the management of materials that would otherwise be landfilled. Funds are available to support recycling, composting, anaerobic digestion, source reduction, and beneficial use/reuse.

Grants and rebates are overseen by the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and its corresponding Assistance Committee.

Colorado NextCycle is a business incubator designed to improve the end markets for recovered commodities and organic materials in Colorado.

The Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Grant Program exists to fund projects that lead to new opportunities to divert waste from the landfill and create jobs.

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Request for Applications (RFA) #32875

Colorado Waste Diversion Grant:

Building Opportunities to Maximize Waste Diversion and Create Jobs in Colorado

   Request for Applications details

The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to fund implementation projects that lead to opportunities to increase waste diversion as well as to create jobs. Projects may focus on waste reduction, recycling, composting, anaerobic digestion, repurposing, or reuse for a wide variety of materials.

Budget

Approximately $2 million is available to fund multiple projects.

Eligibility

  • Private sector entities (for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations) that are registered with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office as doing business in Colorado.
  • Public and government agencies, including but not limited to special districts and intergovernmental partnerships.
  • Public or private schools, colleges, and universities.

Schedule of activities

  • RFA published: 5:00 p.m. on January 4, 2021.
  • Q&A Round 1: Deadline for applicants to submit written inquiries: 3:00 p.m. on January 15, 2021.
  • Q&A Round 1: Answers to written inquiries published: 5:00 p.m. on January 22, 2021.
  • Q&A Round 2: Deadline for applicants to submit written inquiries: 3:00 p.m. on January 29, 2021.
  • Q&A Round 2: Answers to written inquiries published: 5:00 p.m. on February 5, 2021.
  • Q&A Round 3: Deadline for applicants to submit written inquiries: 3:00 p.m. on February 12, 2021.
  • Q&A Round 3: Answers to written inquiries published: 5:00 p.m. on February 19, 2021.
  • Application submittal deadline: 3:00 p.m. on March 1, 2021.
  • Estimated notification of award: May 14, 2021.
  • Estimated contract effective date: July 16, 2021.

 

State requirements

  Financial risk assessment

  Request for Application business documents

Contact
Kendra Appelman-Eastvedt
(720) 588-0040

Megan Vinet
(720) 588-0033

Dylan Fills Pipe
(720) 593-0716

cdphe.ppp2@state.co.us