Lansing – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is taking applications for grants that would support increased access to proper electronics recycling in rural areas.

Officials say $250,000 will be available for such grants this year, each worth up to $10,000. There are two application periods, with deadlines of April 5 and Aug. 1.

The funding could be used to support improvements of existing collection programs, or events leading to establishment of new, permanent collection locations.

The rural electronics recycling grants are part of the DEQ’s 2019 sustainability grants, which also include funding for scrap tire cleanups and marketing, plus recycling infrastructure.

Those eligible to apply include local and tribal governments, conservation districts, nonprofit organizations, health departments, colleges or universities and regional planning agencies.

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