Grant proposals sought to promote use of waste tires

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet is accepting grant proposals for projects promoting the use of recycled waste tires for landscaping.

The cabinet says grant funds can be used to purchase crumb rubber mulch for landscaping projects.

Grant funding comes from the Waste Tire Trust Fund, an endowment established by state lawmakers to receive fees collected from new tire sales.

The applicant will provide match funding equal to at least 25 percent of the project cost.

The cabinet says that to a limited degree, it will also consider research and development proposals that further the purposes of the waste tire program or help develop a market for Kentucky waste tires.

Applications must be received by March 28 at the state Division of Waste Management’s central office in Frankfort.


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