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Reuse & Repair Grants

Deadline for submissions has now closed.

These grants fund innovative projects that incorporate reuse, repair, deconstruction, product or process redesign, reduction, recovery, and redistribution of 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. View all previously funded Reuse & Repair Grant projects.

Who can apply

This grant is available to nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Projects must be located in and/or serve the residents and/or businesses of Alameda County. Organizations with open grants will need to contact current grant manager to assess repeat funding eligibility.

Eligible projects

Projects must support reuse, repair, recovery and/or redistribution activities (not food waste related). Recycling or composting-based projects are not eligible for funding (projects that recycle waste materials into new materials, products, or compost do not qualify for funding). Contact Meri Soll at or 510-891-6500 for more information regarding eligibility.

Funding amounts

Up to $20,000 per grant request.


Deadline for submissions has now closed.





Grantee Highlights

Getting More Life out of Unwanted Electronics

For-profit Surplus Service in Fremont processes unwanted electronics from businesses and government agencies with a focus on reuse. StopWaste grant funding allowed them to set up systems to refurbish rather than recycle LCD monitors.


Improving the Quality of Life of People and Our Planet

Nonprofit MedShare in San Leandro recovers and reuses medical supplies from Bay Area Hospitals and redistributes them both in the Bay Area and abroad. Grant funding allows them to develop a Biomedical Equipment Lending Library which will increase donations from hospitals and manufacturers to MedShare. Read more.