Grant Application

The Hefty® EnergyBag program has proven that hard-to-recycle plastics can be collected curbside and converted into valuable energy resources. This groundbreaking concept can be leveraged by communities, municipalities, local materials recovery facilities, nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and even brand owner facilities to expand the initiative on a national level. Building on the success of the 2017 Keep America Beautiful grant, Dow is funding additional grants in 2018 totaling $100,000.

Click here to download the 2018 Hefty® EnergyBag Application and click here to download the Letter of Collaboration. Once completed, email your Application and Letter of Collaboration to Jason Smith at jsmith@kab.org. All applications must be submitted by June 29, 2018. 

How Applications Are Evaluated

The grant program typically receives a large number of applications and, as a result, is very competitive. All applications are rated based on the criteria outlined below. Top candidates will be contacted for further discussions and possible site visits.

  • Well-organized proposal: Application responses that directly address questions in a concise manner, while providing relevant details regarding the scope, budget and schedule that are necessary to evaluate the application
  • Planning and organization: A well thought out implementation strategy to ensure program success
  • Tracking performance metrics: Detailed tracking and reporting plans referring to the number and weight of Hefty® EnergyBag orange bags collected over time

In addition to these criteria, preference will be given to applications submitted along with a Letter of Collaboration which should include information about key local stakeholders and sponsors who can help implement and fund a local Hefty® EnergyBag program.