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Waste Reduction Grants for Preschools

There is money available in the Waste Reduction Grant Program budget and SWANCC is opening up the program to formal preschool programs through a school, park district or church - not child care centers.

To qualify to receive a $200 SWANCC grant, the school, park district or church offering the formal early childhood program must be located in one of the Agency's member communities.

SWANCC's grant funds are to be used to start or expand programs and activities focused on reducing waste by reusing items and recycling materials.  Grant funds can be used for, but are not limited to, reusable beverage cups, mugs or bottles; reusable food trays or containers; indoor/outdoor recycling bins; composting bins and related equipment; or dry-erase boards.

Applications are being accepted now and must be received no later than January 31, 2019.  Funds are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.  Receipts for approved items need to be submitted to SWANCC by March 15th for reimbursement.  Grant coordinators will receive all details.

The mission of the Agency's Waste Reduction Grant Program is to provide guidance, funds, and resources that assist schools with understanding their waste streams so that waste reduction (reduce, reuse, and recycling) measures can be identified and implemented. This results in sending less waste to the landfill and conserving resources, as well as providing an opportunity to educate teachers, staff, and students about being better stewards of our environment.

Contact Mary Allen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Theresa Greinig at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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