Every two years the Texas Legislature meets and sets the budget for the upcoming biennium. The budget includes money collected as a tipping fee at landfills throughout the state and designated to fund solid waste management programs in Texas. H-GAC receives a portion of this money, as pass-through funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), to fund Solid Waste Implementation grant projects throughout the 13-county region on an annual basis.
H-GAC will begin accepting applications for FY20/21 on September 4, 2019. At that time a link to the online application will be posted below. Over the next two years $1.1 million in grant funds ($550,000 each year) will be awarded. There will only be one call for applications. All applications will be due by noon (CST) on October 17, 2019. All guidance documents for the application can be found in the sidebar to the right. If you would like to be added to the grant notification list please contact Erin Livingston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are thinking about applying for a grant during the next application cycle you may want to check out the presentations below to pick up some tips for a good project, a good applicataion, and advice from a past grantee.
H-GAC Staff presentation Past Grantee presentation
Only those in H-GAC's thirteen-county Gulf Coast Planning region are eligible. Non-profit organizations and private companies are not directly eligible, but may be subcontracted by eligible public entities.
For a complete list of projects, please see the list of previous Solid Waste Grants.
Please contact Erin Livingston at email@example.com if you would like to be added to the grant notification list.
Cheryl Mergo Manager 713-993-4520 firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Livingston Principal Planner 832-681-2525 email@example.com
Becki BegleyOutreach Program Coordinator713firstname.lastname@example.org
Private companies are not eligible to receive funding but play an important role in the selection process to ensure proposed projects do not create a competitive advantage.
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