GreenYes Archives

[GreenYes Home] - [Thread Index] - [Date Index]
[Date Prev] - [Date Next] - [Thread Prev] - [Thread Next]


[greenyes] Dell Recycling Grants


*** DELL RECYCLING GRANTS - Applications due by Friday, July 30 ***

Dell Inc. recently offered an additional $220,000 in grant money to support computer recycling events in the fall of 2004, nearly doubling the number of organizations that participated in the spring 2004 pilot program. Through this program, Dell will award a series of $10,000 grants to select state, provincial and local governments, universities and other non-profit groups, to be used to conduct one-day, no-charge computer collection events in their local communities. The grants will again be awarded through an application and review process, and decisions for the U.S. grant awards will be announced August 30, 2004, at the National Recycling Coalition's Annual Congress and Expo in San Francisco, Calif.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A GRANT
Applications for U.S. grants are available at www.dell.com/recyclinggrant. The deadline for U.S. applications for Fall 2004 grants is 5 p.m. (CST) July 30, 2004. New and revised proposals will be accepted; electronic submission is required. U.S. state and local governments, higher education institutions and non-profit organizations are currently eligible to apply. Details for the Canadian application and grant awards will be available by September.

RAISING AWARENESS
The objectives of the Dell Recycling Grant program are to raise awareness of responsible end-of-life options for unwanted computer equipment, to keep computers and related equipment out of landfills, and to empower communities with a model and means for successful collection events.

EDUCATING COMMUNITIES
Through Dell's partnership with the National Recycling Coalition (NRC), grant recipients receive technical assistance through a series of forums led by the NRC. The purpose of the technical assistance program is to provide opportunities for sharing best practices and lessons learned, creating a supportive team atmosphere and encouraging peer-to-peer interaction among the participating organizations.

ABOUT THE APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS
The grant review board, consisting of individuals from a variety of Dell business units, the federal government and experts from environmental and recycling organizations, bases its selections on considerations of the quality of the collaborative effort, prospects for successful outcomes, geographic diversity, sustainability of the program beyond the grant period and the ability to leverage the local community's existing recycling infrastructure.

*** FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE DELL RECYCLING GRANT PROGRAM, PLEASE VISIT WWW.DELL.COM/RECYCLINGGRANT. ***






Michael Alexander
Senior Research Associate
National Recycling Coalition
P.O. Box 97
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
802-254-3338
www.nrc-recycle.org

[GreenYes Home] - [Date Index] - [Thread Index]
[Date Prev] - [Date Next] - [Thread Prev] - [Thread Next]