Public agency StopWaste is offering grants for innovative projects that prevent waste in Alameda County. A total of $1.1 million in funding is available for businesses, nonprofits, and institutions for projects in these six categories:
- Food Waste Prevention and Recovery: to prevent food waste through product or process redesign or recovery and redistribution of surplus food. Details here.
- Surplus Food Donation Equipment: to support the recovery and/or donation of surplus edible food that would otherwise go to waste. Details here.
- Community Food Systems: To prevent food waste while improving food access, equity, economic opportunity, and community health. Details here.
- Reusable Foodware Pilot Projects: To explore the feasibility of replacing single-use, disposable foodware with reusable systems. Details here.
- Reuse and Repair: Projects that involve reuse, repair, deconstruction, redistribution, product or process redesign, recovery, and other ways to keep materials out of disposal or recycling. Details here.
- Reusable Transport Packaging: Durable, reusable equipment to replace limited-life packaging used in manufacturing, transportation and/or distribution. Details here.
To learn more about categories, eligibility, and the application process, attend this grant information webinar on January 31 at 4pm PST.
Application deadline is March 3.