Crumb Rubber Grants Available for Athletic Fields, Playgrounds and More

Application deadline is January 31, 2011

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is accepting grant proposals for projects that promote the use of recycled waste tires for athletic fields, playgrounds and other crumb rubber applications. 

To a limited degree, the Cabinet will also consider funding research and development proposals for experimental practices or technologies that further the statutory purposes of the waste tire program: to protect human health, safety, and the environment, or that will help develop a market for Kentucky waste tires.

Available funding for this grant cycle is $300,000 and applications are due by close of business on January 31, 2011.

For more information contact Lisa Evans at 502-564-6716. The grant application is available online on the division’s website*.    

Grant funding comes from the Waste Tire Trust Fund, which was established by the 1998 Kentucky General Assembly to receive fees collected from the sale of new tires.