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StopWaste Grants

StopWaste offers a variety of grants to provide funding for projects that reflect the Agency's guiding principles

While the primary 2019 grant cycle has ended, StopWaste provides a variety of other grant opportunities on an ongoing basis:

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2019 Grants for Waste Reduction

Please note:  The deadline has passed for 2019 grant concept proposals.  Applicants selected to proceed to the second round will be notified by April 1.

Available to non-profit and for-profit organizations, this grant program funds innovative projects that incorporate reuse, repair, deconstruction, product or process redesign, reduction, recovery, and redistribution of food, goods, and other materials. The goal is to minimize the need for disposal or recycling, and instead foster waste reduction to support environmental sustainability and conservation of natural resources, and stimulate economic activity in the reuse and recovery sectors.

Grant Award Timeline

January 22, 2019 Grant Concept Proposal announced.
March 1, 2019   Grant Concept Proposals due.
April 1, 2019   Successful Concept Proposals selected, invitation to submit Grant Application distributed to selected grantees.
May 1, 2019   Grant Applications submitted for review.
May 30, 2019   Grantees notified of award.
June 30, 2019 Grant contracts in place.

Please direct all questions to Meri Soll, StopWaste Senior Program Manager, (510) 891-6500 or