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Sustainable Materials Management Grant Program

Grant funds available to help municipalities and regional waste authorities initiate and scale up Unit-Based Pricing and/ or food scraps collection programs, pursuant to Public Acts, Spec. Sess., June 2021, No. 21-2, § 308. Grant amounts vary based on scope and expected outcome of the project.  Projects are selected by DEEP in alignment with goals of the Comprehensive Materials Management Strategy and the CT Coalition for Sustainable Materials Management


Application Submission

Expression of Interest Form


Application Deadline
  • Expression of Interest (Phase 1 of application process) due October 29, 2021 11:59PM
  • Phase 2 applications accepted on a rolling basis following a meeting with DEEP and DEEP’s technical assistance provider.  Applications reviewed and awarded on a first-come first-served basis for as long as funds are available.
Associated Documents and Websites

Municipal and Regional Grants and Technical Assistance

Comprehensive Materials Management Strategy

CT Coalition for Sustainable Materials Management


Email by October 5th with questions about the Expression of Interest Form, email anytime with questions on the RFA.


Grants and Financial Assistance Main Page