Innovative Recycling Grant Competition

Developing New Uses for Leftover Latex Paint

PaintCare believes there are great ideas out there for developing recycling options for the fraction of latex paint which is not recycled today; however, more work is needed to advance these ideas towards commercialization. Therefore, we developed the PaintCare Innovative Recycling Grant Competition to identify and help develop the best ideas for recycling leftover latex paint. PaintCare will conduct three separate competitions using funding from the PaintCare programs in California, Colorado, and Connecticut. The winner, individual or entity, of each competition will be awarded a grant of up to $100,000 for an idea which is expected to return benefits to the state that contributed the funding.

Applicants are asked to complete a questionnaire and will be evaluated by a panel of judges on criteria including the background and expertise of the applicant and key employees, the value of the product, the value of the technology and production to utilize the fraction of paint not currently recycled, and the benefits to the funding PaintCare state.

Competition Documents

Important Dates

  • The competition period begins December 17, 2018
  • Applications are due March 22, 2019 
  • Grantees will be notified by April 30, 2019