The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announces $250,000 in available funding for Rural Electronics Grants. The deadline for grant applications is May 12, 2023. This grant opportunity will support ongoing access to proper electronics recycling in the rural areas of the state. These two-year grants can be used for the following:
- Support electronics collection events.
- Establish new permanent collection locations.
- Support the collection, handling, and proper recycling of consumer electronics from operating collection locations in defined rural areas of the state.
- Establish hub and spoke collection programs from small collection locations.
Regional efforts are highly encouraged.
The funding is made available through the Renew Michigan Fund. Eligible entities include cities, villages, townships, charter townships, counties, tribal governments, conservation districts, municipal solid waste or resource recovery authorities, nonprofit organizations, health departments, colleges or universities, and regional planning agencies. The maximum request for operations grants is $10,000, and collection event grants are $15,000 per location. Applicants are required to discuss their proposal with the EGLE-Materials Management Division Electronics Program staff prior to submittal. Funds are available on a first come, first served basis.