Hamilton County ReSource Grants

Hamilton County ReSource offers grants for communities, schools, non-profit organizations, and businesses. For more information about our Impact and Waste Reduction Innovation Grants, sign up for the informational webinar on December 12th at 12 PM. 

  1. ReSource Impact Grant
  2. Waste Reduction Innovation Grant
  3. Residential Recycling Incentive (RRI)
  • Proposals due April 3, 2024
  • $100,000 available per project
  • 25% match required – non-profit match may be “in kind”
  • Up to $50,000 of grant funds released up front, remainder released once all spending is complete. Any unused grant funds will need to be returned.
  • 24 months to complete the project
  • For more information, read the directions in the ReSource Impact 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.

  1. Community and Litter Grant
  2. Market Development Grant
  3. Academic Institution Grant
  4. Scrap Tire Grant
  • Open to local governments and nonprofits
  • The 2024 grant cycle opens October 2, 2023;  applications are due December 1, 2023.
  • 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.  
  • For more information, visit Ohio EPA.
  • For assistance or guidance on the community and litter grant application please email Cher Mohring.

Federal Grants

Hamilton County ReSource is able to act as a government sponsor for federal grants. If you are interested in having ReSource act as a government sponsor on the behalf of your company, you must send a request to Mary Cropenbaker at least two months before the grant deadline and your project must meet the following qualifications:

  • The project has to contribute to the mission of ReSource and reduce material going to the landfill from Hamilton County
  • While ReSource staff are available to assist with editing and finding resources, you need to provide all the information for the grant application including project narratives, budget, and any necessary documentation.
  • All grants have to be approved by the ReSource Policy Committee and Hamilton County Board of Commissioners.

As a County department, we are subject to Freedom of Information Act requests and cannot promise that information you submit for the grant will stay proprietary.