The Cuyahoga County Departments of Consumer Affairs and Sustainability, with support from the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District are inviting retailers to apply for the Sustainable Stores Grant. The grant is developed to assist local retail stores become more environmentally sustainable and comply with the Disposable Bag Ban.
Grants of up to $5,000 are available to:
- Support retailers' efforts to eliminate plastic checkout bags from their operations
- Educate consumers and retailers about the County's Disposable Bag Ordinance
- Establish a consumer culture of reusable woven bag use for all shopping trips in Cuyahoga County.
All applications, regardless of project scope, must include a plan to phase out plastic checkout bags. Application Deadline is Wednesday, March 15, 2023.