FRANKFORT, KY (12/3/12) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet is accepting grant proposals for projects that promote the use of recycled waste tires for athletic fields, playgrounds, and other crumb rubber applications.
To a limited degree, the cabinet will also consider funding research and development proposals for experimental practices or technologies that further the statutory purposes of the waste tire program -- to protect human health, safety, and the environment -- or that will help develop a market for Kentucky waste tires.
Grant funding comes from the Waste Tire Trust Fund, an endowment established in 1998 by the Kentucky General Assembly to receive fees collected from new tire sales.
Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. EST on Jan. 31, 2013, at the Division of Waste Management’s central office in Frankfort. The application and any supporting documentation must be submitted in order for the application to be considered. Applications can be mailed to Lisa Evans, Division of Waste Management, 200 Fair Oaks Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Additional information and the grant application are online at the division’s website: http://waste.ky.gov/RLA/grants/Pages/default.aspx.
Information provided by Ricki Gardenhire
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