Please Note the Following Changes to the EREF Grant Pre-Proposal Deadlines

Beginning with the December 2018 deadline, EREF grant pre-proposals will be due by:

December 1

May 1




Targeted Recycling RFP

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) Board of Directors has identified a high priority research topic in the area of residential recycling and has issued a request for pre-proposals on the topic to support the long-term needs and strategic direction of the solid waste field.



For more information on this RFP

General RFP

Pre-proposal topics must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices and pertain to the following topic areas:


  • Waste minimization
  • Recycling
  • Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products. This includes, but is not limited to, the following technologies:
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Composting
  • Other thermal or biological conversion technologies
  • Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.)
  • Landfilling


Additional details regarding pre-proposal formatting and submission requirements can be located at “How to Apply for a Grant.


Pre-proposals for both RFP’s will be due

December 3, 2018 by 5:00 pm EST.


If you have any questions, please contact

Dr. Stephanie Bolyard at [email protected].

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