Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ)
02/01/18 4:00 PM CST
Grants to Nebraska nonprofit organizations and government agencies to support a broad range of waste reduction and recycling initiatives. Funding may be requested for sound integrated waste management projects and programs. Eligible programs may include but are not limited to the following:
-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.
Grants are funded through three sources:
I. Business Fee
A $25.00 fee on all retail businesses in Nebraska with sales of at least $50,000.00 or more. The fee is used for a wide array of integrated solid waste management programs and projects.
II. Disposal Fee
A fee of $1.25 per ton fee is assessed for all waste disposed in municipal solid waste landfills. Fifty percent goes to DEQ’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Grants Program.
III. Tire Fee
A fee of $1 is charged on each new tire sold in Nebraska. DEQ’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Grants Program allocates the first $1 million to the Scrap Tire Management Program. The remainder can be used for other Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant projects.
GrantWatch ID#: 139821
Political subdivisions or other entities or organizations, public, private or nonprofit, are eligible for Business Fee and Tire Fee-derived funds.
Counties, municipalities and agencies are eligible for Disposal Fee-derived funds.
The process for applying for Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant or Litter Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants is an online process.
-The deadline for the 2018 Waste Reduction award process is 4:00 PM CST Wednesday February 1, 2018.
-The deadline for the 2018 Partial Reimbursement For Purchase of Tire-Derived Products And/or Crumb Rubber award process is 4:00 PM CST Wednesday February 1, 2018.
-The deadline for the 2018 Scrap Tire Collection Site Cleanup For Political Subdivisions award process is 4:00 PM CST Wednesday February 1, 2018.
-The deadline for the 2018 Deconstruction award process is 4:00 PM CST Wednesday February 1, 2018.
-The deadline for the 2018 Litter Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants awards process is 4:00 PM CDT Wednesday September 13, 2017.
Revised Program Priority Systems:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register to apply online:
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Waste Management Division, Planning and Aid Unit
1200 N Street, Suite 400, The Atrium
PO Box 98922
Lincoln, NE 68509-8922
Toll Free: 877-253-2603