Waste Reduction & Recycling Grants Available for Community Organizations and Schools

Posted on March 28, 2012

The Community POWER Grant Program funds waste reduction projects to community groups such as neighborhood organizations, schools, churches, senior citizen groups, youth organizations, and civic groups to reach individuals who are not currently aware of waste reduction practices. Grantee staff and volunteers receive training on waste issues, free written materials, and money to complete a project that they design.

We are looking for applicants to propose new and innovative ways to educate and actively engage residents to recycle and reuse more, reduce waste and toxicity, compost yard and food waste, and plan green events.

NEW this year: Three types of grants available

  • Mini grant projects up to $5,000
  • Full grant projects up to $12,000
  • Ramsey County only: Up to $12,000 for workplace or school waste reduction and recycling education.

    Non-profit organizations and schools are eligible to apply. Deadline to apply: May 25, 2012. Click here to apply. Contact Laurie Gustafson at 651-252-1487 or '; // -->

    with questions.


    Community POWER, a program of the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board, has helped over 100 groups around the Twin Cities metro area actively reduce waste and toxicity since 2001. Learn more about the history of Community POWER here.

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