For Immediate Release
December 3, 2012

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

KDHE Accepting Applications for Green Schools Solid Waste Grants

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is now accepting applications for Green Schools Solid Waste Management Grants. These grants provide funds toward implementing recycling projects in Kansas schools. Funds from these grants, ranging from $2,000 to $5,000, are used to reduce waste in school buildings and grounds through education, composting and recycling projects. Projects must be integrated into the classroom curriculum. Applications and guidelines can be found at www.kdheks.gov/waste/about_grants.html. Online applications for these grants must be received by Feb. 15, 2013.

“These grants not only help schools reduce the amount of solid waste sent to the landfills, they teach students and school workers lifestyle habits that can be extended into homes and other places,” said William Bider, director of KDHE Bureau of Waste Management.

All applications satisfying the program objectives are reviewed and considered for Waste Management funding by the Governor’s Solid Waste Grants Advisory Committee. For more information on these grant opportunities and application procedures, please call 785-296-1600, or visit www.kdheks.gov/waste/about_grants.html