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Would $10,000 Help With Your Environmental Project

posted 6/7/2017

Metro Waste Authority is excited to announce a NEW grant program. This year, we will offer two $10,000 grants for environmental enhancement projects in our service area.

What Projects Qualify for this Grant?

If your project will positively impact the environment, then there is a good chance it’s compatible with Metro Waste Authority’s grant program. Ask yourself these questions…

  1. Will this money allow me to make a sustainable and environmentally friendly change to my project?
  2. Will my project educate others about the environment?
  3. Can my project serve as a model for others who want to take on similar projects?

If the answer to any of the questions above is “yes,” then you may have a winning idea. Grant projects can receive up to $10,000 in funding. The application process is open from June 1 through June 30, 2017, and we will notify grant recipients on July 15. For grant details and application instructions, click here.

We get really excited about the great things happening in Central Iowa that positively impact our environment, so let us help with your upcoming project. Your ideas and effort, along with $10,000, can make a big difference – just think of the possibilities!

Don’t think you’ll have an idea fully fleshed out in time for the Environmental Enhancement grant deadline? We have mini grants that award projects up to $1,000. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis starting July 1 every year until the allocated funding has been awarded.

For more information on the Environmental Enhancement grant and mini grant, visit or call 515.244.0021.