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Waste Tire Grant

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

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Deadline Date:

01/15/20 Received or Postmarked


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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. Products derived from waste tires and other materials must be composed of at least 50% waste tire product by weight unless composed of other recycled products.

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)

Grant committee evaluation criteria:

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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169954

Term of Contract:

The fiscal reimbursement period for the SFY 2020 Waste Tire grant contracts is May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who can apply: Only 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.

For a full list of eligibility criteria, click here:

Pre-Application Information:

January 15, 2020: Applications and supporting documents due. Applications must be received or
postmarked by this date to be eligible.
March 2020: Grant committee meets to select grantees
March-April 2020: Grantees announces, contracts signed
May 1, 2020: Grants begin, 50% advance payments mailed
April 30, 2021: Grant period ends

Match requirements: The grantee will receive an advance payment of 50% of the awarded KDHE grant funds. This advance is the only grant funding that the grantee will receive up-front. All other funding will be on a reimbursement basis. 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%. (Example: the grant award will pay $5,000.00 and the grantee will match $5,000.00, with the total project being $10,000.00) Certain in-kind services can be used for matching.

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Contact Information:

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

Please call 785-296-1617 or 800-282-9790 with questions or email Jessica Ruiz:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas