$9.5 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR Composting and Food Waste Reduction Projects!
Composting and Food Waste Reduction (CFWR) cooperative agreements assist local and municipal governments with projects that develop and test strategies for planning and implementing municipal compost plans and food waste reduction plans. Implementation activities will increase access to compost for agricultural producers, improve soil quality and encourages innovative, scalable waste management plans that reduce and divert food waste from landfills.
The purpose of the CFWR program is to enter into cooperative agreements with eligible entities to develop and test strategies for planning and implementing municipal compost plans and food waste reduction plans. Proposed projects can be located in all community types including rural, urban and suburban.
The estimated minimum funding for this opportunity is $55,000, and the estimated maximum funding is $400,000 per project.
This opportunity requires applicants to match 25 percent of total project costs. Federal funds may constitute no more than 75 percent of the total project budget.
- City or township governments
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- County governments
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
- Special district governments
- Independent school districts
Eligible ActivitiesProject activities that may be funded under CFWR include the following:
- Materials, supplies and other costs related to the development and testing of strategies to generate compost and reduce food waste.
- Purchase, lease or rental of special purchase equipment, vehicles, land, and building space.
- Activities that encourage composting and food waste reduction.
- Construction such as building a permanent or a non-permanent, temporary or moveable structure such as fencing.
- Contractual costs including labor such as a consultant, engineer or other professional service.
- Personnel costs.