Hamilton County R3Source Grants

Hamilton County R3Source offers multiple grants ranging from easy, non-competitive grants to a larger, competitive grant available for communities, schools, non-profit organizations, and businesses.  

  1. Waste Reduction Innovation Grant
  2. Greater Cincinnati Smart Kitchen Initiative
  3. Residential Recycling Incentive (RRI)
  4. R3Source Infrastructure Grant
  • No due date for grant proposals 
  • $10,000 available per project 
  • 25% match required – non-profit match may be “in kind” 
  • 100% of grant funds released once grant contract signed by all parties (usually 2-3 months from when proposal submitted). Any unused grant funds will need to be returned. 
  • 12 months to complete the project 
  • For more information, read the directions in the Waste Reduction Innovation Grant Packet  or email Cher Mohring or call 513-946-7737 

Ohio EPA Recycling and Litter Prevention Grants

The Ohio EPA’s Recycling and Litter Prevention program offers large-scale, competitive grants to support communities, businesses and academic institutions that initiate or expand recycling programs, stimulate economic growth, and support litter prevention efforts. Get more information about each of these grants by visiting the Ohio EPA website and watching the informational webinar recorded on January 7, 2022. 

  1. Community and Litter Grant
  2. Market Development Grant
  3. Academic Institution Grant
  4. Scrap Tire Grant
  • Open to local governments and nonprofits 
  • The grant cycle for 2023 will open in November with applications due February 2023  
  • Maximum grant request ranges from $3,000 to $200,000 depending on the project  
  • Grant funds recycling equipment, curbside and drop-off recycling programs, special venue recycling, outreach and education, contamination reduction, tire amnesty events, surveillance cameras, litter clean-up and more.  
  • 25% cash/credit match required 
  • 50% of grant funds released on July 1 and remaining funds released after closeout report approved by OEPA  
  • Grantees have 12 months to complete the project 
  • For assistance or guidance on the community and litter grant application please email Cher Mohring.