New Mexico Environment Department: Recycling and Illegal Dumping Fund
The Recycling and Illegal Dumping (RAID) Fund strives to protect the health and welfare of current and future residents of New Mexico by providing for the prevention and abatement of illegal dumpsites and promoting environmentally sound methods for reuse and recycling. Funding may be used for:
- Abating illegal dumpsites
- Establishing recycling facilities
- Developing recycling infrastructure
- Purchasing equipment for recycling and scrap tire management
- Performing marketing regarding recycling and scrap tire management
- Providing educational outreach regarding scrap tire management, recycling, and illegal dumping
- Purchasing products produced by a recycling facility
- Contracting with vendors to promote recycling
Amount: A total of $800,000 is available to award grants that average $5,000-$150,000. At least two-thirds is allocated to scrap tire abatement and recycling programs, and one-third is allocated to abatement of illegal dumping and recycling of other solid wastes. Matching funds and in-kind contributions are not required but are encouraged.
Eligibility: Municipalities; counties; solid waste authorities; pueblos, tribes, and nations; land grant communities; cooperative associations. Ineligible entities are encouraged to partner with eligible entities.
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