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Solid Waste Management Grants

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.762
Sponsors
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Deadlines
Dec 31, 2020
Contact
Purpose

The Solid Waste Management (SWM) Grant Program provides funds to organizations that will work to reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources and improve planning and management of solid waste sites in rural areas.

Grantees will be expected to:

  • Evaluate current landfill conditions to determine threats to water resources
  • Provide technical assistance and/or training to enhance operator skills in the operation and maintenance of active landfills
  • Provide technical assistance and/or training to help communities reduce the amount of solid waste coming into a landfill
  • Provide technical assistance or training to prepare for closure and future use of a landfill site

Special consideration may be given for projects serving:

  • Areas with fewer than 5,500 people
  • Areas with fewer than 2,500 people
  • Regional, multi-state, or national areas
  • Lower income populations
Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • Local governments
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Federally recognized tribes
  • Academic institutions

Applicants should have a proven record of successfully providing technical assistance and/or training to rural areas and be able to demonstrate the financial, technical, and managerial capability to comply with federal and state laws and requirements.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000
Expected number of awards: 30
Project period: 1 year
Estimated total program funding: $4,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through grants.gov. The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Applicants may apply online through grants.gov or file paper applications.

Grant applications for projects that serve a single state may be mailed to the state's USDA Rural Development office.

Applications that propose to serve more than one state may be mailed to:

USDA Rural Development
Rural Utilities Service
Attention: Chris Adamchak
103 Cherokee Boulevard, Suite 217
Chattanooga, TN 37405

Tagged as
Environmental health · Infrastructure · Public health



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