The Department of the Environment awards funding to non-profit organizations (registered with the IRS as 501(C)3 organizations) whose work in source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and outreach helps San Francisco reach its environmental goals.
Source Reduction and Reuse
- Evaluate current landfill conditions to identify threats to water resources.
- Provide technical assistance or training to enhance the operation and maintenance of active landfills.
- Provide technical assistance or training to help communities reduce the amount of solid waste coming into a landfill.
The Solid Waste Management (SWM) Grant Program has been established to assist communities through free technical assistance and/or training provided by the grant recipients. Qualified organizations will receive SWM grant funds to reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources in rural areas, and improve planning and management of solid waste sites in rural areas.
The Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program aims to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by expanding existing or establishing new food waste prevention and/or rescue projects in California to reduce the amount of food being disposed in landfills. (DUE JANUARY 31, 2019)