Apply for a Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grant

Supports local recycling, composting/organics, reuse, source reduction, program development, and enforcement activities that increase diversion and reduce disposal.
The application period for the current award cycle closed in June 2022.

SMRP Municipal Grants Questions?

Online

SMRP Grant Eligibility: Janine Bishop janine.bishop@mass.gov 
Recycling Dividends Program & Small-Scale Initiatives: Will Mbah wilfred.mbah@mass.gov 
Re-TRAC, Drop-Off Equipment, Organics & Recycling Carts: Micaela Guglielmi micaela.guglielmi@mass.gov 
Pay-As-You-Throw, Education & Enforcement Coordinators, Mattress Recycling, School Recycling: Rachel Smith rachel.smith@mass.gov 

The Details of Apply for a Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grant

How to apply Apply for a Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grant

Submit your application via Re-TRAC Connect™.

Please note that MassDEP has established a Re-TRAC Connect™ account for each municipality. If you have forgotten your account login, contact Cathy Doodnauth.

See additional details below.

Next steps for Apply for a Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grant

  1. What to Know

    MassDEP Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grant funding may be used to improve local recycling, composting, reuse, and household hazardous waste diversion programs.

    Cities, towns, and regional authorities are eligible to apply.

  2. Available SMRP Grants

  3. Learn More About Applying

    To help communities apply for SMRP Municipal Grant funds, MassDEP presented an informational webinar on April 27, 2022. 

    You may stream a video playback of the online session or download the presentation slides from the links below.

  4. Meet Minimum Eligibility Criteria

    Before applying for SMRP funding, applicants must complete and submit a Certification of Minimum Eligibility Criteria form through Re-TRAC Connect™.  All applicants must certify that they have a "Buy Recycled" Policy in place and all purchasing staff are knowledgeable about it. Municipal applicants are required to submit a copy of the Notification of Buy Recycled Policy with their Certification of SMRP Minimum Eligibility Criteria form.

    See below for details about minimum eligibility criteria certification, a model "Buy Recycled" Policy, examples of notification letters, and the presentation from a related webinar.

    If you have questions or need help, please contact the MassDEP Municipal Assistance Coordinator (MAC) serving your part of the state.

  5. Complete & Submit a Grant Application

    The application for the current award cycle closed in June 2022.

    When available, applications must be submitted electronically via Re-TRAC Connect™, an online reporting tool. MassDEP does not accept applications in any other format.

    Please note that MassDEP has established a Re-TRAC Connect™ account for each municipality. If you have forgotten your account login, contact Cathy Doodnauth.

  6. MassDEP Reviews All Applications

    The agency spends several weeks reviewing and evaluating the applications it has received from cities, towns, and regional authorities. MassDEP announces its award decisions at the end of this process.

More info for Apply for a Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grant

MassDEP has awarded more than $50 million in SMRP and Recycling Dividends Program funding since 2010. See below for the lists of recipients.

Downloads for Apply for a Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grant

Contact for Apply for a Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grant

Online
SMRP Grant Eligibility: Janine Bishop janine.bishop@mass.gov 
Recycling Dividends Program & Small-Scale Initiatives: Will Mbah wilfred.mbah@mass.gov 
Re-TRAC, Drop-Off Equipment, Organics & Recycling Carts: Micaela Guglielmi micaela.guglielmi@mass.gov 
Pay-As-You-Throw, Education & Enforcement Coordinators, Mattress Recycling, School Recycling: Rachel Smith rachel.smith@mass.gov 
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