THE JB Green Team Board of Trustees has awarded 49 grants to local governments and organizations for promotion of recycling, reuse of recycled material and community cleanup activities. The Board awarded 32 Community Award grants of $1,000 or less and 17 Recycling Initiative Competitive Funding Grants of between $1,001 and $5,000. Approved grants for this year total $82,723.24 worth of projects.
"The Board is pleased to provide these grants to assist local communities and organizations," stated JB Green Board Chair Robert Chapman. JB Green Team Interim Executive Team Director Mark McVey added, "The Grants committee reviewed all the applications and felt that the projects that were approved will help our efforts to increase recycling by our citizens and remain focused on the goals to reduce, recycle, and reuse.
In addition to these grants, the JB Green Team continues to provide funds to schools and non-profit organizations throughout Jefferson and Belmont Counties with its paper recycling program. In 2011, over $100,000 was provided to schools and non profits by this program. With the paper program and the grant programs, the JB Green Team will provide over $175,000 to schools, local governments and non-profit organizations in 2012.
Here are the grants that were approved: