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Waste Reduction Sponsorships

  1. Waste Reduction Sponsorships: Background and Overview
  2. The Washtenaw County Board of Public Works (BPW), Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners , and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) approved the 2017 Solid Waste Plan (SWP). The SWP sets forth a set of goals and principles for reducing waste and increasing landfill diversion within Washtenaw County. The BPW created a new committee to provide input, guidance, and direction, and technical advice for implementation of the SWP called the Plan Implementation Advisory Committee (PIAC).
  3. To further achieve the waste reduction goals of the SWP, the BPW and the PIAC have created the Waste Reduction Sponsorships. At the beginning of each calendar year $100,000 will be available as long as budget permits. Large sponsorships (defined in the attachment below) will receive priority consideration. A percentage of the total fund will be set aside for Small and Medium sponsorships. Any unallocated funds from the Large sponsorships will be available for Medium and Small sponsorships.

    Application Deadlines

    Small and medium sponsorship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

    Large sponsorship applications must be received between December 1st and Dec 31st at 11:59pm to be considered for the following year. Large sponsorships received during the current year will be considered if funds allow.

    Review Timelines

    Small sponsorships should apply at least two months in advance of their anticipated project or program. Allow two to three weeks for questions about your application. A further three to four weeks is needed for the contract to be signed, to register as a vendor through the County, and to comply with insurance requirements. 

    Medium and large sponsorships should apply approximately three months in advance of their anticipated project or program for all the reasons above in addition to needing to be reviewed and approved by two Washtenaw County committees.

    Applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt prior to review. Applicants will be contacted with further information after their application has been screened and reviewed. 

  4. Please fill out this application entirely for consideration. If you have questions or need assistance with this application, please contact the Education and Outreach Coordinator at [email protected] or (734) 222-6860.

  5. Organizational Information
  6. If not located within Washtenaw County, estimate the percentage of your organization or business services that serve residents of Washtenaw County.

  7. Is your business or organization minority-owned or run?
  8. Is your business or organization women-owned or run?
  9. Contact for Project
  10. Contract Signatory

    If different from above, give the information of the person who is authorized to sign contracts (i.e. the director of your organization or the clerk, supervisor, or administrator of the municipality).

  11. Project Information
  12. A project brief should be a maximum of 150 words; more details should be included in the Project Scope and attached as a PDF (below).
  13. (Requested Amount / Total Cost) x 100
  14. Be sure to include how the proposed project will increase your organization's ability to reduce or redirect waste.
  15. See link above for the 2017 SWP.
  16. Examples of metrics would be pounds of electronics recycled, number of attendees at event, or number of compost bins distributed.

  17. Include projected maintenance costs and the party responsible for future costs, if applicable.
  18. Reporting Commitment
    Approved projects will commit to reporting on quarterly progress, in addition to a post-project impact report. Depending on the project, the awardee may be required to make a presentation to the Plan Implementation Advisory Committee or the Board of Public Works.
  19. Required Attachments
  20. The Scope of Work should be no longer than 3 pages, including an overview, background and/or purpose, project objectives and/or goals, projected timeline, and a brief budget overview. Associated technical documents might include other planning documents as you deem necessary.
  21. For Medium and Large sponsorships only and if deemed applicable, attach a letter of support for this project from the head of your organization and/or letters of support from impacted stakeholders (could be other organizations, your municipality, a contractor, etc.)
  22. Utilize this upload if additional files are necessary
  23. Project Submission
    I hereby submit this sponsorship application on behalf of the organization above.
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