The Department of Ecology is pleased to announce the opening of the application period of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Education (WRRED) Grants Program for the 2021-23 biennium. Ecology is providing funding from January 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. The application period will run from November 2nd, 2021 to November 23rd, 2021.

This competitive grant program provides up to $60,000 dollars to qualified local governments and nonprofit organizations for local or statewide education programs designed to help the public with waste reduction, recycling, composting, and litter control. The program requires a 25% match of the total eligible costs either in cash or contributed services for a total project maximum of $80,000.

Please see the updated program guidelines for more specific information and to review the application evaluation criteria that will be used to assess each application:

More information is available on the program’s webpage: