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Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants Program

Grants to Nebraska Nonprofits, Agencies, and
Businesses for Environmental Projects

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Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ)

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09/10/20 4:00 PM CST


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Grants to Nebraska nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and businesses for a broad range of environmental projects and programs. Funding is intended to support initiatives including, but not limited to those addressing yard waste, solid waste, a variety of facilities, and recycling systems. Grants are also provided to assist in financing scrap tire programs and projects.

Grants are provided 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.

Scrap tire programs include but are not limited to:

  • Loose crumb rubber for manufacturing or playgrounds
  • Loose crumb rubber used as a soil amendment to prevent grass wear
  • Mulch products made from crumb rubber
  • Playground or walkway mats made from crumb rubber
  • Poured-in-place playground surfaces
  • Athletic track surfaces made from crumb rubber
  • Artificial football or soccer fields made from crumb rubber

More information about the Scrap Tire Management Grant Programs:

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GrantWatch ID#: 139821

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible to receive grant funds, you (or your organization) must be in compliance with Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) 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).

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

Pre-Application Information:

For 2021 grants, the following grant applications will be available beginning August 13, 2020 with a deadline of September 10, 2020, 4:00 p.m. CST. Applications must be submitted using the online process.

Grant funds are distributed through reimbursement of actual expenses.

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

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Please email with any questions. Additionally, applicants who are applying as a state agency must send their user information request to this email address.

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Waste Management Division, Planning and Aid Unit
1200 N Street, Suite 400
PO Box 98922
Lincoln, NE 68509-8922
Phone: 402-471-3388
Toll Free: 877-253-2603

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