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High Country Conservation Center 737 Ten Mile Dr Frisco CO 80443 PO Box 4506 Frisco CO 80443


(970) 668-5703

Strong Future Community Grants

Are you ready to start preventing or reducing waste through your non-profit, school, business or homeowners’ association? Strong Future Waste Prevention & Reduction Grants could be for you.

Funded by the Strong Future ballot measure approved by voters in 2018, these competitive grants are designed to help local entities and government agencies prevent and reduce waste. We’re stronger as a community and together, we can reach Summit County’s community goal of 40% waste diversion by 2035.

Getting Started

  • Click on the button below to access detailed application instructions, also called the Request for Applications, or RFA. Read the RFA in its entirety before starting your application or contacting us with questions.
  • Applications are due by Thursday, June 15 at 5:00pm MDT.
  • Grants will be awarded in the $25,000-$75,000 range.
  • Applications for projects serving a majority underserved and/or workforce population will be prioritized. See the RFA for details.
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Universal Recycling Grants (Breckenridge & Frisco)

For businesses and multifamily buildings (HOAs) who are working toward Universal Recycling compliance, the towns of Breckenridge and Frisco are offering grants up to $2,500 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Grants may be used for changes or improvements to waste enclosures, or for materials such as recycling bins and labels that help properties work toward a clean and effective program.  

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Recycling Mini-Grants

We get it. Businesses and HOAs in Dillon, Silverthorne and unincorporated Summit County may need a little recycling help, too. Recycling Mini-Grants, also funded by the Strong Future ballot measure, are available to help increase or improve recycling in the communities who don’t have Universal Recycling.

Grants are commonly used for custom waste bins and labels, and they can also be used for changes or improvements to waste enclosures. To get started, contact HC3 for a free site visit. We’ll help you understand best practices and provide a custom report with solutions for your business or HOA. After your free site visit, you’ll be eligible to access Mini-Grant funds.

More Support for Sustainable Businesses

Sustainability goes far beyond recycling. Resource Wise teaches businesses and HOAs how to save energy, water and more. Participants will gain access to hundreds of dollars in rebates to make their business more sustainable.

Is your business or HOA irrigation a drain? Schedule a Water Smart assessment through HC3. We’ll optimize your irrigation system, and show you how to grow a greener, healthier lawn, while saving water and money. Every drop counts here in Colorado.  

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