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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 20-490



Availability of Food Recovery Infrastructure Grant; Application Deadline Extended

[50 Pa.B. 1960]
[Saturday, April 4, 2020]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces the continued availability of the Food Recovery Infrastructure Grant Program. This grant is an opportunity to apply for up to $200,000 in grant funding offered through the new Food Recovery Infrastructure Grant Program. This funding is available for section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in this Commonwealth (26 U.S.C.A. § 501(c)(3)) for grant assistance for the proper management and operation of food waste reduction under the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (Act 101) (53 P.S. §§ 4000.101—4000.1904). The grant application deadline has been extended to June 26, 2020.

 Food recovery infrastructure grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations for the procurement of equipment (refrigerators, freezers, refrigerant vehicles, hand fork lifts, and the like) to reduce food waste disposal from food retailers and wholesalers by repurposing and redistributing apparently safe and wholesome foods to nonprofits in this Commonwealth that provide food to segments of the public. The nonprofit must describe their current food recovery operation and explain how the food infrastructure equipment will enhance their current program. The organization must also provide a description of their proposed program and provide what food retailers or wholesalers (grocery stores, and the like) will be partners for the project. Additionally, the organization must provide a description of how the program will be operated by staff or volunteers, or both.

 Grant awards are predicated on the receipt of recycling fees required by sections 701 and 702 of Act 101 (53 P.S. §§ 4000.701 and 4000.702) and the availability of moneys in the Recycling Fund.

 The maximum grant to a nonprofit organization cannot exceed $200,000 per calendar year for the procurement of food infrastructure equipment attributable exclusively to the grant project. Potential applicants are required to meet with their Department Regional Planning and Recycling Coordinator prior to submitting an application for funding consideration. A list of regional planning and recycling coordinators is provided at the end of this notice.

 Grant applications must be submitted through the Department of Community and Economic Development's Electronic Single Application web site, eGrants, at Applications must be received by June 26, 2020, to be eligible for funding.

 Questions concerning this notice or for more information about this grant program, contact Mark Vottero, Recycling Grants Coordinator, Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, Bureau of Waste Management, Division of Waste Minimization and Planning, P.O. Box 8472, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8472, at or (717) 772-5719.

Regional Planning and Recycling Coordinators

Southeast Region
Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
Department of Environmental Protection, Waste Management Program
2 East Main Street
Norristown, PA 19401
(484) 250-5900
Mary Alice Reisse,
Ann Ryan,

Northeast Region
Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming Counties
Department of Environmental Protection, Waste Management Program
2 Public Square
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0790
(570) 826-2108
Berit Case,

Southcentral Region
Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry and York Counties
Department of Environmental Protection, Waste Management Program
909 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-8200
(717) 705-4735
Jessica Shilladay,

Northcentral Region
Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union Counties
Department of Environmental Protection, Waste Management Program
208 West 3rd Street, Suite 101
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 916-8648
Joseph Delgrippo,

Southwest Region
Allegheny, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland Counties
Department of Environmental Protection, Waste Management Program
400 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745
(412) 442-4000
Sharon Svitek,
Bradley Cunningham,
Bill Jester,

Northwest Region
Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango and Warren Counties
Department of Environmental Protection, Waste Management Program
230 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335-3481
(814) 332-6981
Regina Schweinsberg,


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-490. Filed for public inspection April 3, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

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