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E-waste Grants Program

Grants to Arkansas Nonprofits, Businesses, Agencies,
Schools, and IHEs, for Computer and Electronics Recycling

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Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

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Grants to Arkansas nonprofit organizations, businesses, government agencies, schools, and IHEs to develop sustainable processes for recycling, demanufacturing, and recovery of scrap electronics and computers. Project categories include the collection, transportation, and processing of scrap electronic equipment; statewide or local computer and electronics recycling and demanufacturing; and innovative recycling, donation, demanufacturing, or disposal options for citizens and businesses.

Evaluation criteria include sustainability of the proposed recovery, recycling, and/or demanufacturing process and anticipated project results, including:
- Minimization and elimination of substantial volumes of e-waste
- Creation of Arkansas jobs
- Return on investment analysis or cost recovery

Eligible Projects:

Category One: Collection, Transportation, or Processing:
Development, and implementation of the most efficient and convenient means of collecting, transporting, and processing scrap electronic equipment from residents and businesses with an emphasis on convenience.

Category Two: Local or Statewide Recycling and Demanufacturing:
Establish statewide, regional or local contracts for computer and electronics recycling and de-manufacturing businesses with an emphasis on rural and social economic challenged areas.

Category Three: Innovative Recycling, Donation, Demanufacturing, or Disposal:
Other innovative measures, subject to approval of the Department, that implements and promotes the recycling, donation, de-manufacturing or disposal options for computers and electronic equipment in a convenient manner for citizens and businesses of Arkansas.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172847

Term of Contract:

Grant funds must be fully expended within one year from the execution date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities in Arkansas are eligible to apply for funding under this program:
- Regional solid waste management boards
- Cities or counties
- Other state or local government entities
- Schools, colleges, or universities
- Nonprofit organizations or associations
- Private industry and businesses

Grant funds may not be used for routine activities that should be provided in the normal course of a solid waste management system, plan, or effort; equipment or facilities unless indispensable to the project; indirect costs; or retroactive costs.

Not Eligible for Funding:

Only reasonable costs are allowable. In order to maximize limited funding, the following restrictions will be applied:

Routine Activities:
Funding assistance shall not be provided to perform routine maintenance and monitoring activities nor other services or actions which are provided or should be provided, in the normal course of a solid waste management system, plan or effort, by a grantee.

Equipment or Facilities:
Funding assistance shall not be provided for the purpose of purchasing or leasing equipment or facilities, unless such equipment or facility is indispensable to an otherwise eligible project. Facilities and equipment purchased with grant funds must be used exclusively as specified in the grant application.

Indirect Costs:
Funding assistance shall not be used for costs that do not directly relate to a specific project and have not received written approval from the Department as specifically attributable to an approved project. Grantees are allowed up to ten percent (10%) of the total grant award for administrative, operating, and oversight costs, such as salaries. Unless indispensable to an otherwise eligible project, the following are considered ineligible administrative expenditures: taxes; fees; licenses or permits; vehicle registrations; utilities; phone service; land acquisition; medical; uniforms and contingency funds.

Retroactive Costs:
Funding assistance shall not be provided to reimburse for costs incurred by a grantee prior to the date that a project is approved for funding by the Department.

Pre-Application Information:

- Applications shall be accepted between July 1 and September 1 of each year.
- The Department will announce grant fund recipients on or before December 15.

Because the E-waste Grants Program is reimbursement based, grant funds are disbursed only after proper documentation of expenditures is submitted to and verified by ADEQ staff.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit application to:
E-Waste Competitive Grants Program
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Office of Land Resources, Assessment & Remediation
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118-5317

Attn: Teresa Bechtel,

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USA: Arkansas