The grant program will support the establishment of beverage container redemption centers in urban centers and environmental justice communities in Connecticut.

The grant program is aimed at providing convenient and reliable access for container redemption to all Connecticut residents.  

Awards may not exceed $150,000 per redemption center, and must be used for purposes including infrastructure, technology and costs associated with the establishment of a beverage container redemption center and for initial operational expenses of the redemption center. Preference will be given to locally owned, minority-owned, and/or women-owned business applicants, and first-time redemption center owners and new redemption centers. Business owners, municipalities, and regional councils of government are eligible to apply. 

Applications for FY 21-22 will be accepted on a rolling basis from January 1, 2022 to May 30, 2022. More information about the Grant Program and the grant application can be found on DEEP’s website.