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The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is making up to $975,000 available for grants to solid waste districts and municipalities for expanded or new food scrap processing capacity projects such as composting facilities, anaerobic digestion facilities, organics recovery facilities, or organics transfer stations.

The maximum grant award for any individual project is $500,000 and the grantee will be required to provide match for at least 60% of the total project cost. Eligible entities include municipalities and solid waste districts.

Eligible projects include:

Composting Facilities – pads, aeration, buildings, processing equipment
Anaerobic Digestion Facilities – buildings, tanks, processing equipment
Organics Transfer Stations – pads, buildings, processing equipment

Review the RFP here. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 15, at 4 p.m.

A conference call for prospective applicants will take place at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, using this conference call-in number: 1-866-642-1665, Passcode: 543221#.