Community Waste Reduction Grant


The Community Waste Reduction Grant (CWRG) program is a competitive program that is open to all governmental entities such as parks, cities, townships and villages, schools, other public sectors, and non-profit organizations. Proposed projects and programs should address the unique waste reduction, diversion, and recycling needs of central Ohio; emphasize partnership building and collaboration, and address opportunities to leverage the waste stream for community benefit.  Please sign up to receive notifications and/or to share ideas.  

2022 Grant Cycle Information


Applications for the Community Waste Reduction Grant (CWRG) program will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021 for projects to be implemented in the 2022 calendar year.  Interested applicants are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to email the grants administrator before drafting an application to discuss ideas.

  • Download the 2022 Application Package at this link.
  • SWACO hosted an informational webinar on Wed., June 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.  Please click here to watch webinar recording.
Watch the Pre-recorded Webinar to Learn More about the 2019 Application Cycle
Watch the Pre-recorded Webinar to Learn More about the 2019 Application Cycle
Watch the Pre-recorded Webinar to Learn More about the 2019 Application Cycle

Purpose  

                                                                                                                                                               
The Community Waste Reduction Grant (PDF) is available to support innovative waste reduction and materials diversion programs by providing financial support to help offset the costs of these efforts.  If a project is awarded grant dollars, SWACO requires grantees to document and measure the impact of the project’s activites.  A final report detailing successes, challenges, and impacts of the projects waste reduction and diversion efforts must be provided in a final report.

Purpose  

                                                                                                                                                               
The Community Waste Reduction Grant (PDF) is available to support innovative waste reduction and materials diversion programs by providing financial support to help offset the costs of these efforts.  If a project is awarded grant dollars, SWACO requires grantees to document and measure the impact of the project’s activites.  A final report detailing successes, challenges, and impacts of the projects waste reduction and diversion efforts must be provided in a final report.

Hear from our past grant recipients!  Check out our videos below.

Please contact SWACO at 614-871-5100 or email Grants Administrator with questions.