2020 Seed Award Application

Waste Not Washington: School Awards

The Seed award provides funding to implement school waste reduction and recycling programs. K-12 public, private, or tribal schools can apply in this category to buy educational aids and equipment for waste reduction/recycling programs.

Examples of eligible and ineligible costs

Eligible costs

  • Computer software for distance learning (i.e., video conferencing software, video editing software)
  • Gloves and protective gear for program activities (i.e., waste audits, compost operations)
  • Equipment for composting
  • Equipment for recycling
  • Bulk food/ beverage dispensers (milk, juice, water)
  • On-site gardening supplies
  • Printing, translation of educational materials

Eligible costs at discretion of Ecology

  • Wages and stipends
  • Computer equipment or electronics — only if solely dedicated to waste reduction, composting, recycling, education, and outreach

Ineligible costs

  • Architectural designs
  • Hauling costs
  • Disposal fees
  • “Green” office supplies (e.g., recycled paper)
  • Non-toxic cleaning supplies
  • Feasibility studies or plans
  • Promotional materials, giveaways, or swag (e.g., water bottles, magnets, t-shirts)

Instructions

Be sure to read the instructions and guidelines before completing the application.

Application submission deadline – Jan. 7, 2021

Project Information
Give a two-sentence description of the project for which you seek an award.
Contact Informationid1847399704
Demographicsid-532311660
Program Informationid1491062268
Provide a brief description of your project. How will your project promote sustainability and relate to waste reduction, composting, or recycling? Explain how your project will tie into the goals of the Waste Not Washington School Award Program. NOTE: Ecology may use this description in speeches, press releases, or publications for the Waste Not Washington Awards. (Maximum character count 2,400, including spaces)
What are the proposed project’s objectives and how will they be achieved? (Maximum character count 1,800, including spaces)
Describe the strength and diversity of community involvement in the project. Please describe communities involved in terms of race/ethnicity, income level, and/or English language learners. This can include activities with partners or volunteers. (Maximum character count 1,800, including spaces)
What resources are available to make this project successful? These resources could include access and affordability of local waste haulers, school space dedicated to the program, paid staff, software platforms for curriculum and programs, partnerships, volunteers, student time, etc. (Maximum character count 1,200, including spaces)
What important resources are not available to you? How might the lack of these resources hinder the project’s success? How do you plan to overcome these barriers? (Maximum character count 1,200, including spaces)
How will you involve students, faculty, and staff to achieve your goals? If applicable, how will community members contribute to the program’s success? (Maximum character count 1,200, including spaces)
Will the program’s results demonstrate outreach and inclusion to a population living in poverty with a WTN Environmental Health Disparity Index ranking? If so, please provide detailed information regarding the population and outreach materials to this population. (Maximum character count 1,200, including spaces)
Are you able to proceed with project implementation within 2 months of receiving award? (Maximum character count 1,200, including spaces)
What outcomes do you expect to see through this program? (Maximum character count 1,200, including spaces)
That measurable data do you anticipate to gather from the aforementioned outcomes? Explain your method for measurement and how these figures will express your program's success. (Maximum character count 1,200, including spaces)
Ecology’s priority is to invest in projects that will continue past the initial implementation. How will you ensure the longevity and success of this project? (Maximum character count 1,200, including spaces)
If able, attach letters/ pledges of contribution and/or general support for the project from other organizations. You can attach up to three files.
Budget Informationid-935474743
Funding sources *
Do you have written agreements with outside funding sources?
If part of the budget is unfunded, please explain how your school will fill the funding gap. (Maximum character count 1,200, including spaces)
What financial planning have you done to ensure the program can remain in operation from year to year? (Maximum character count 1,200, including spaces)
List all expenses you would like your Seed Award to cover and attach proof of estimates/quotes or list costs incurred and attach invoices. Form ECY 070-646 October 2020 4 Proposed Expenses List all expenses you would like your Seed Award to cover and attach proof of estimates/quotes or list costs incurred. Add more rows if needed.
If you have invoices, please provide them as an attachment. NOTE: you can attach up to three files. If you have more, you may need to create a zipped file.
Planning
List each action necessary to complete your proposed project, the person responsible, and the estimated completion date. Add more rows if needed.