Division of Waste Management
State accepting crumb rubber grant applications

Press Release Date:  Friday, December 04, 2009  
Contact Information:  Chris Fitzpatrick 502-564-6716  

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 4, 2009) - The 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 or mulch applications. 

To a limited degree, the cabinet will consider funding research and development proposals for experimental practices or technologies.

Applications must be received by COB on Feb. 1, 2010, at the Division of Waste Management’s central office in Frankfort. The application and any supporting documentation must be submitted in order for the application to be complete. 

Applications should be mailed to Lisa Evans, Division of Waste Management, 200 Fair Oaks, 2nd Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601.

For additional information, call Lisa Evans at 502-564-6716 or e-mail Lisa.Evans@ky.gov. Information also can be obtained from the division’s Web site at www.waste.ky.gov.  
Grant funding comes from the Waste Tire Trust Fund, an endowment established in 1998 by the Kentucky General Assembly to receive fees collected from new tire sales.