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

  • Pre-proposals will be accepted starting from 15 calendar days prior to the deadline date and up to the close of business (5:00 p.m. eastern time) on the deadline date. Proposals must be received during this window to be considered. If any of the above dates falls on a weekend, then the deadline will be the Monday following the due date.
  • Pre-proposals are required prior to submitting a full proposal.
  • All pre-proposals must adhere to the criteria noted and be submitted by the established deadlines.
  • Pre-proposals submitted in response to this RFP that do not fit within the topic areas noted will not be reviewed.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT EREF’S  GRANT PROGRAMS

 

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.

 

  • Human Behavior
  • Collection and Program Performance/Effectiveness
  • Definitions, Policies and Regulations
  • Reducing and Managing Contamination
  • Technological Innovation & Processing Optimization
  • Enhancing Material Recyclability
  • Development of End Markets
  • Recycling Value in terms of Economics and Sustainability
  • Life-Cycle Assessment

 

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].