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Solid Waste Grant

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)

Deadline Date:

05/15/22 Postmarked or Receipt by Date

Description:

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Grants to Kansas municipalities, counties, solid waste management regions, and private entities for environmental projects. Funding is intended for programs and activities that integrate recycling, waste prevention and minimization, and public education. The goal of the grant is to help Kansas maintain an integrated solid waste management system.

Eligible Items for Grant Funds may include, but not limited to:

  • Waste reduction, reuse and recycling projects.
  • Costs for equipment necessary for operation of a recycling center.
  • Shipping and delivery expenses for equipment purchased with grant funds.
  • Composting equipment; food waste and yard waste composting; tree and brush mulching and composting; city-wide or site-specific composting;
  • Innovative Technologies that utilize Kansas’s recyclable materials to produce a new product. Waste minimization packaging projects and projects to refurbish or resell marketable items are examples of acceptable projects.
  • Activities and educational programs such as environmental fairs and festivals, special training sessions, seminars, teacher education training workshops, and educational presentations are also eligible.
  • Enhancements of active recycling projects are eligible, and documentation must show need or expansion into new areas.
  • Educational Outreach/Public Awareness projects including any training, educational outreach, or public relations programs disseminating information on the various integrated solid waste management solutions. Examples include recycling, source reduction, purchasing recycled content materials, or waste minimization solutions.
  • Programs consistent with the KDHE statewide “Keep It Clean Kansas” educational campaign.

Eligible Costs (not all inclusive):

  • Capital Equipment and Supplies. Capital expenditures are individual items exceeding $2,000.
  • Reallocation requests (must be pre-approved by KDHE). Could include items that are purchased not contained within in the approved grant, please contact KDHE prior to purchasing these items.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182641

Estimated Size of Grant:

There are two grants available for application, Small Solid Waste Grants (up to $7,500) or Large Solid Waste Grants (over $7,500),

Term of Contract:

The fiscal reimbursement period for the Solid Waste grant contracts is August 1 – July 31. No extensions will be granted. Please make sure that you plan accordingly to ensure that you complete the grant activities by July 31.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only Kansas’ counties, municipalities, solid waste management regions and private entities may apply for these grants. Private entities are eligible only if the local government responsible for planning identifies the private party as providing service needed to sustain the county solid waste management plan.

Vehicles are usually not eligible grant items.

For information about ineligible costs, see:
https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/DocumentCenter/View/17012/Solid-Waste-Grant-Guide-Revision-122-PDF#page=3

Pre-Application Information:

This Solid Waste Grant application deadline is May 15. Applications must be received or postmarked by this date to be eligible. Award announcements are expected in July.

If awarded, the grant will pay up to 75% of the eligible cost in the awarded project; the grantee will require a 25% match.

The grantee will receive an advance payment of 25% of the awarded KDHE grant funds, after the Secretary of KDHE and the grantee have signed the award contracts. If awarded, only approved expenses incurred after the start and before the end of the contract fiscal reimbursement period (12 month) will be allowed.

The grants committee will not consider incomplete or late applications. PLEASE make sure you read this grant guide thoroughly to ensure that you properly complete the application and all supporting documentation is included.

Application Requirements:
- The chairman of the county’s Solid Waste Management Planning Committee or the county commission must review the project. The form completed by the planning committee must be included with the application. If not submitted with the application, the Committee form must be submitted no later than June 1.
- If submitting more than one application, assign a priority to each application on page 1. If no priority is assigned, it will be assumed the smallest grant request is your priority for funding.
- Request for funds for new facilities that require permits must commit to complete the permitting process. For additional information on permitting procedures contact the Permit Section of the Bureau of Waste Management.

Contact Information:

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

Return the completed application to:
KDHE
Attn: Candy Williamson
1000 SW Jackson, Ste. 320
Topeka, KS 66612

If you have questions, please contact Candy Williamson, at candy.williamson@ks.gov or 785-296-1540.

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