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Reuse & Repair Grants

Civicorps member and Tech Exchange intern Zavion Lewis works on repairs to donated laptops to support Oakland students with digital learning.

These grants fund innovative projects that incorporate reuse, repair, deconstruction, product or process redesign, reduction, recovery, and redistribution of goods, and other materials. The goal is to minimize the need for disposal or recycling, and instead foster waste reduction to support environmental sustainability and conservation of natural resources, and stimulate economic activity in the reuse and recovery sectors. View all previously funded Reuse & Repair Grant projects.

Who can apply

This grant is available to nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Projects must be located in and/or serve the residents and/or businesses of Alameda County. Organizations with open grants will need to contact current grant manager to assess repeat funding eligibility.

Eligible projects

Projects must support reuse, repair, recovery and/or redistribution activities (not food waste related). Recycling or composting-based projects are not eligible for funding (projects that recycle waste materials into new materials, products, or compost do not qualify for funding). Contact Meri Soll at or 510-891-6522 for more information regarding eligibility.

Funding amounts

Up to $20,000 per grant request.

Deadline for submissions is 5 pm March 14, 2012.