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Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants Program

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

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Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ)

Deadline Date:

08/25/21 4:00 PM CDT


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Grants to Nebraska nonprofit organizations, government agencies, individuals, and businesses for projects and programs related to waste management. Eligible programs may include the collection of hazardous waste, composting yard waste, recycling facilities and systems, waste reduction, and projects involving scrap tires.

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.

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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139821

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).

NDEE encourages private and non-profit entities and organizations and political subdivisions to submit applications for scrap tire program and project grants.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications will be available beginning July 14, 2021 with a deadline of August 25, 2021, 4:00 p.m. CDT.

Grant funds are distributed through reimbursement of actual expenses.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Contact the Department at 402-471-2186 and ask for the Land Planning & Aid Section if you have questions or to discuss proposed grant projects.

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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