Community Grant Awards Announced

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Community Grants Program, Learning Center

Two local organizations were recently awarded grants from the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District as part of the District’s Community Grants Program.  The funds will be used to undertake projects that promote sustainability and care for natural resources. The organizations receiving grants include Plainfield High School to transition the school’s photography classes away from the use of a dark room (and the various, hazardous chemicals) to a more up-to-date program focused on using digital technology. The grant funds will be used to purchase ten SLR film cameras that will require students to understand and utilize manual controls as they make choices about how the photographs will appear when developed. But, the move to digital will allow the program to move away from the dangerous and expensive dark room chemicals as those are used up over time. Additionally, the school will no longer have to purchase, store and ultimately dispose of those chemicals. The Town of Danville was also awarded a grant. The award will help the Town support the trees around the Courthouse Square and along Main Street in Downtown Danville. Currently, the areas immediately surrounding each tree are not large enough to support healthy growth; the small spaces do not allow sufficient water or room for the tree to grow. The Town is expanding those areas and replacing the existing tree grates with ones made from recycled plastic. The grates will protect both the trees and pedestrians using the Downtown area and are ADA compliant. The grant program offered by the Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District allows local, non-profit and tax-exempt organization to apply for funds to undertake waste reduction, recycling and environmental education projects.  Lenn Detwiler, Executive Director for the Solid Waste Management District said, “The Solid Waste Management District is pleased to be able to support the good work of these organizations as they strive to conserve natural resources and teach others the benefits of waste reduction, reuse and recycling right here in our community.” Since 2006, the District has awarded over $200,000 in grants to over fifty Hendricks County organizations.  Grant recipients have included schools in every school district in the County, churches, Sycamore Services, Hendricks County Extension Master Gardeners, the Hendricks County Arts Council, the towns of Amo, Avon, Brownsburg, North Salem and Plainfield, B&O Trail Association, Downtown Danville Partnership, the Parks Foundation of Hendricks County and many more. The Hendricks County Solid Waste Management District is now accepting grant applications for the fall 2017 grant round.  The District has earmarked over $10,000 for the next grant round; each applicant is eligible for up to $5,000 in funding.  Interested parties can learn more about the grant program or contact Lenn Detwiler for more information....

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Community Grant Application Deadline is March 24th

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Adult Outreach, Community Grants Program, General, Latest, Learning Center, Programs, Recycling

Do you have a great idea for starting a new or expanding a current recycling program at your school, church or non-profit?  Tax-exempt and non-profit organizations located in Hendricks County are able to apply for grants through the District’s Community Grants program.  Under this program, organizations are eligible to receive up to $5,000 toward their programs.   Each year the District offers grants to local tax-exempt and not-for-profit organizations that take on projects to promote the mission of the District.  Places of worship, schools, charities, service organization and units of local government are encouraged to apply. Since 2006, the District has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to organizations here in Hendricks County.  Past projects that have been approved include purchasing new recycling receptacles, recycled plastic picnic tables, water bottle refill stations, durable dinnerware, items for worm composting and reusable shopping totes. Applications for the Spring 2017 round of the District’s Community Grants Program are now being accepted.  All applications must be received by March 24th; awards will likely be announced by May 1, 2017. Click on the files below to learn more or contact Lenn Detwiler. 388 kBGrant Application–Spring 2017129 kBCommunity Grant Program Guidelines The District also offers local schools funds through a non-competitive grant program in which schools can receive up to $500 to begin or expand recycling in their facilities. If you are interested in learning more about that program, contact Amy...

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Community Grant Awards Announced

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Adult Outreach, Community Grants Program, General, Latest, Learning Center, Programs

Each year the District earmarks $20,000 to provide grants to fund local projects that further the District’s mission of promoting recycling, waste reduction and responsible waste management in this community.  On April 26, 2016, the District’s Board of Directors approved the funding of two grant requests the District received during the spring round of the Community Grants Program. The recent recipients included: Avon Community School Corporation to implement a program to reduce the amount of flatware used in cafeterias that is inadvertently thrown away Danville Rotary Club to utilize recycled materials–specifically recycled rubber mulch and recycled plastic benches and/or picnic tables in the Jack Willard Community Park project The District’s grant program continues to be a great way to inspire local organizations to think differently about the waste they produce.  Grant award winners ultimately implement changes that reduce the amount of waste they generate or provide education and hands-on experience to the individuals that they impact. Since 2006, the District has awarded nearly $200,000 through the Community Grants Program.  Each applying organization is eligible to receive up to $5,000.  Grant awards are based upon the scope of the proposed program or project, the impact the program or project will have and how well the undertaking furthers the goals of the District.  Places of worship, schools, charities, service organizations and units of local government are always encouraged to apply. Past grant winners have included towns, a local library, schools, parks departments and social services organizations.  Many of the organizations that are awarded grants use the funds to purchase recycling bins to begin new recycling programs or expand existing programs.  Grant funds have also been used to purchase outdoor furniture made from recycled plastic or to purchase durable dinnerware to eliminate use of disposable plates and flatware. The District is currently seeking applications for the fall grant round (applications are due September 23rd).  Anyone with questions should contact Lenn Detwiler, the District’s Executive Director....

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Community Grants Program

Posted by on Nov 13, 2008 in Community Grants Program

Each year the District offers grants to local tax-exempt and not-for-profit organizations that take on projects to promote the mission of the District.  Places of worship, schools, charities, service organization and units of local government are encouraged to apply. In 2011, the District awarded over $11,000 in grants to organizations here in Hendricks County.  Past projects that have been approved include purchasing new recycling receptacles, recycled plastic picnic tables, dinnerware, items for worm composting and reusable shopping totes. Applications for the Fall 2013 round of the District’s Community Grants Program will now be accepted.  All applications must be received by August 30th, 2013; awards will likely be announced by September 24th, 2013. For more information about the Community Grants Program, contact Lenn Detwiler. Grant Program Guidelines Fall 2013 Grant...

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