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Solid Waste Management Grants

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.762
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Dec 31, 2021

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 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

Eligible applicants include:

  • Public bodies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Federally recognized tribes
  • Academic institutions

Applicants should have a proven ability, background, or experience to successfully complete a project similar to the one proposed and have legal authority and capacity to provide technical assistance or training.

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

Award ceiling: $1,000,000
Expected number of awards: 40
Project period: 1 year
Estimated total program funding: $4,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and online application process are available through

Applicants may apply online through 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:

Assistant Administrator
Water and Environmental Programs
Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service
United States Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
STOP 1548, Room 4121 South
Washington, DC 20250-1548

Tagged as
Environmental health · Infrastructure · Public health

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