The applications for government-funded project proposals focusing on the application of recycled waste tires can now be submitted to the Energy and Environment Cabinet in Kentucky.

This year, the program extends beyond its past ambition and aims at finding innovations in the use of crumb rubber and rubber mulch for a number of products, such as playgrounds, walking trails, equestrian products and other merchandise, which will utilize locally stored scrap tires. Over the previous years, the funding was available only for the idea encouraging innovations in landscaping.

According to Energy and Environment Secretary, Charles Snavely, the program can provide benefits both for the participants and the communities. Moreover, it will help the whole commonwealth, as it will promote the effective application of recycled tires.

The Waste Tire Trust Fund provides projects’ funding. The program is not fully-funded and the candidate will need to cover not less than 25 percent of the project.

The cabinet provided a list of project proposals, which will not be able to compete for funding. The list includes applications focusing on loose crumb rubber for playgrounds and sport fields, fuel and aggregate production from tires, asphalt developments with rubber and proposals in the field of civil engineering.

Application deadline is April 2, 4:30 PM.

The proposals together with all additional documents should be submitted to the Division of Waste Management’s headquarters in Frankfort, KY.

The applicants can mail their proposals to Lisa Evans. The candidates are also encouraged to contact Ms. Evans with questions at +1 502-782-6355 and at lisa.evans@ky.gov.

Additional information is available at waste.ky.gov.

Article Source: KY Forward