Community Reuse Grant

Grant Overview  

Each year, NYSAR3’s Community Reuse Grants, in partnership with the Center for Sustainable Materials Management (CSMM), are offered to support community-based groups, municipalities, businesses, and non-profit organizations in New York State implement reuse initiatives in their communities.

This year, a total of $15,000 will be awarded. Each awardee will receive up to $5,000 to fund their project, with an award minimum of $1,000. Winner(s) will also receive a complimentary one-year NYSAR3 membership.

2024-2025 Grant Applications are being 

accepted thru August 30th!



Grant Eligibility:

  • Applications will be accepted from community-based groupsmunicipalitiesbusinessespartnerships, and non-profit organizations in New York State.
  • The focus of this grant is reuse. Applications for projects that on recycling or composting efforts will not be considered.
  • All questions must be answered, and a budget provided to considered.
  • As NYSAR3 already provides College and Green Schools grants, K-12 schools and colleges are not eligible for this grant. For more information regarding these grants, visit our Grants page. 
  • If you are a reuse organization that partners with a college or university at the end of the year to facilitate student move out, please refer to the application for the College Council Grant, not this application. (College Council Grant is for colleges/universities that are members of the College Council)
  • Applications must be received no later than August 30, 11:59 p.m.

Apply Now:

The 2024 Community Reuse Grant Application is now open.

For full grant details, click the button below.

2024 Community Reuse Grant Application