Press Release

NC Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance (DPPEA) Announces 2009 Grant Round

Contact: Jeremy Stroop, Carpet America Recovery Effort (706) 428-2127

North Carolina, November 4, 2008 – The NC Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance (DPPEA) would like to announce the opening of the 2009 grant round. You can find the Request for Proposals (RFP) and more information by clicking on the following link for the 2009 Recycling Business Development Grants:

2009 North Carolina Recycling Business Development Grants (135 KB)

These links are also found under the “Grants” section of the RBAC web page.

DPPEA has committed $600,000 from the Solid Waste Management Trust Fund for this grant cycle. Applicants may request any amount of funding up to a maximum of $45,000. Applicants must provide at least a 50 percent cash match to the requested amount.

Private sector and nonprofit organization applicants are eligible for funding under this grant cycle. DPPEA is seeking viable, well-planned and effective proposals and encourages you to consider applying for this grant if you are a recycling business in North Carolina seeking to start-up or expand your recovery efforts. Proposals are due by February 2, 2009.