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Grants to Kansas Agencies and Schools to
Purchase and Install Recycled Tire Products

Waste Tire Grant

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)

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Grants to Kansas school districts, public and private schools, municipalities, townships, counties, and park districts for the purchase and installation of recycled tire products. Funding is intended to support waste-tire-derived products. Products composed of multiple materials must be at least 50% waste tire material by weight unless composed of other recycled material.

The priority of this grant round is to provide financial assistance to local units of government to purchase tire-derived products made from recycled waste tires including playground cover, mulching products, and molded or extruded rubber products made from recycled waste tires. 

Eligible items for grant funds (purchase within the fiscal reimbursement period):

  • “Tire-derived products”
  • Shipping expenses
  • Supplies such as color, binder, coating
  • Installation costs of pour-in-place and unitary playground surfacing only (not loose-fill)

For additional information about eligible expenses, see:

The following criteria may be used to evaluate applications:

  • First-time applicants
  • Products made in Kansas
  • Applications demonstrating strong cash match
  • An education and outreach component
  • Completeness of application and submission by the due date

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GrantWatch ID#: 169954

Term of Contract:

The fiscal reimbursement period for the Waste Tire grant contracts is May 1 – April 30.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Kansas local units of government and public & private schools may apply for these grants. This includes counties, municipalities, school districts, private schools (limited to K-12), townships, park districts, etc. Previous grantees may apply.

Athletic field surfacing is not eligible.

For additional eligibility information see

Pre-Application Information:

The grant application period will open on November 15, 2021, and close on January 15, 2022.

If awarded, the grant will pay up to 50% of the eligible cost in the awarded project; the match requirement is a minimum of 50%. For information on eligibility for matching, see:

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to:
Attn: Jessica Ruiz
1000 SW Jackson, Ste. 320
Topeka, KS 66612

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Jessica Ruiz

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USA: Kansas

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