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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.
Open grant opportunity: Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) program
FY24 mini-grant request for applications
Request for applications (RFA) #MG042823 is now available!
RREO FY24 mini-grant schedule of activities.
The purpose of this RFA is to fund projects that lead to opportunities to divert waste from landfills. The intent of this solicitation is to offer “mini-grants” through a simplified application process for small-scale projects that meet the goals of the RREO program. Grant funds are available for equipment and supplies purchases.
Approximately $360,000 is available to fund multiple projects. The maximum amount of funds an applicant can request is $30,000 and the minimum amount that can be requested is $10,000. It is anticipated that awardees will have the approval to make purchases on July 3, 2023. Grantees must spend their full grant award and receive grant funded items by November 30, 2023. Funding is made possible through the RREO grant program.
Applicants are required to attend one of four live question-and-answer (Q&A) sessions with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Recycling Grants Team. All Q&A sessions will be held virtually. To apply, you must register and attend one of the four sessions below. Attendance will be taken at each session, and only the interested parties that have attended a session will be provided access to the application portal.
1. Live virtual Q&A session option one
- Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
- Link to session Zoom registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIofu-vqjgvHdWc2vftc0_orMRqR99BMd2W
2. Live virtual Q&A session option two
- Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
- Link to session Zoom registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAld-6tpjwpGdDx9dA9QKoXDXQLexTCP1CQ
3. Live virtual Q&A session option three
- Friday, March 31, 2023, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
- Link to session Zoom registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuduupqzgqEtePEIaZr_LSVakFii9SZTXE
4. Live virtual Q&A session option four
- Friday, March 31, 2023, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
- Link to session Zoom registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrfuuurTIrEtcXKQNHX8SbpFvPJtJZ7af4
Download RFA #MG042823 for complete information
For full details regarding Certificate of Insurance requirements for applicants, view the CDPHE Certificate of Insurance Example.
Interested parties must attend one of the live virtual Q&A sessions to be eligible to apply and to receive a link to the application portal. The mini-grant application opens on April 3, 2023, and applications are due no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2023.