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Grants to Nebraska Nonprofits, Individuals, Agencies, and Businesses for Waste Management Programs

Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant and Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ)

Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #139821

Grant Description

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Grants to Nebraska nonprofit organizations, government agencies, individuals, and businesses for projects and programs related to waste management. Funding is intended for activities and projects that include but are not limited to collecting hazardous waste, composting yard waste, recycling facilities and systems, waste reduction, and projects involving scrap tires. The grant supports activities that reduce litter and waste and promote recycling in Nebraska.

The Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants Fund provides grants to assist in financing sound integrated waste management programs and projects. These programs and projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Recycling systems;
  • Market development for recyclable materials;
  • Intermediate processing facilities;
  • Facilities using recyclable materials in new products;
  • Yard waste composting and composting with sewage sludge;
  • Waste reduction and materials exchange;
  • Household hazardous waste programs;
  • Consolidation of solid waste disposal facilities and use of transfer stations; and
  • Incineration for energy recovery.

In addition, the Scrap Tire Management Grant Program is administered through the Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants Program. For more information, see

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible to receive grant funds, you (or your organization) must be in compliance with the Department’s laws, regulations, and permits. You must also be able to conduct business in Nebraska (e.g. an individual must be old enough or a corporation must be registered with the Secretary of State).

A Citizen of the United States or a qualified alien under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act is eligible to apply an individual rather than a business or organization.

Applicants will be asked if they are applying as an individual, organization, or political subdivision.

Home office expenses, such as rent, mortgage, utilities, or internet services will not be reimbursed. Home office expenses may be used as an in-kind match to the grant if there is no outside permanent office for the organization. For additional ineligible expenses, see Page 6 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents, below.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is August 24, 2022, by 4:00 p.m. CDT.

Grant funds are distributed through reimbursement of actual expenses. You can apply for more than one grant in the same year.

Additional information:

Contact Information:

Apply Online:

Contact the Department at 402-471-2186 and ask for the Grants Section if you have questions or to discuss proposed grant projects, or email

Nebraska Department of Environment & Energy
Planning and Aid Unit - Grant Section
245 Fallbrook Blvd.
PO Box 98922
Lincoln, NE 68509-8922
Phone: 402-471-3388
Toll Free: 877-253-2603

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