Section 902 grants fund 90% of approved costs for municipalities to establish and enhance municipal recycling programs. Examples of grant requests include leaf collection equipment and curbside recycling carts for residents. Municipalities defined as financially distressed under Act 47 of 1987 may seek funding for 100% of approved costs. These grants are made available from time to time, and they are competitive. A pre-application meeting with DEP is required.
Section 904 Performance Grants-
Section 904 grants are awarded for municipal recycling programs based on Act 101 materials recycled and on the percentage of recyclables diverted from landfilling. These grants are offered every year.
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