January MOM Meeting Features USDA Funding for Recycling Facilities

January 18, 2022

NRRA started out this year with a special speaker from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grant Area Director, Jon-Michael Muise, to talk about funding for recycling facilities at our virtual MOM meeting. The Community Facility Loan and Grant Program provides loan and grant opportunities for municipal equipment, containers or building funds in NH and VT. The federal agency provides funding to rural communities with under 20,000 residents who meet a certain median household income for each state. For more information and eligibility for this great opportunity to improve your recycling program, please see NRRA's Resource page for a recording of Jon-Michael's presentation and slides. Our article from November covers the details of the program and who is eligible for funding.

In addition to the presentation, we reviewed the latest in cooperative marketing and purchasing, including the end of the year slowdown of moving recyclables. We are glad that our members were patient with several of our vendors who were at capacity with material and pleased that we are back to moving their materials to market. We reviewed our work with our current USDA grant, Recycling with Results, updates on the NH Solid Waste Working Group, a brief NH Solid Waste Legislation review, and announcements from the NH Department of Environmental Services.

Members will receive an invitation via email for our next virtual MOM meeting, which will be held on February 9th, at 9 am. Please RSVP to join us!

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