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Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Program

Grants to Nebraska Public and Private Entities
to Promote Recycling and Reduce Litter

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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 public and private entities for programs to promote recycling and reduce litter. Eligible expenses may include personnel costs, travel, supplies and equipment, and contractual services. Areas of focus include cleanup of public roads and areas, public education, and recycling.

The purpose of the Litter Reduction & Recycling Grant and the Waste Reduction & Recycling Incentive Grant programs is to fund activities that reduce litter and waste and promote recycling in Nebraska. Litter Reduction and Recycling funds are awarded in three categories: public education, cleanup, and recycling.

Cleanup Grants

  • Litter Reduction and Recycling cleanup grants will reimburse supplies necessary to perform the cleanup work (gloves, bags, grabbers, high-visibility vests, signs, etc.) along with a maximum reimbursement for miles ($50/mile) and acres ($10/acre) cleaned.
  • Miles selected for cleanup must be different from those miles designated for cleanup through the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program.
  • If the Department reimburses the cleanup of miles or acres, the hours spent by volunteers providing the cleanup work cannot serve as match to other Department grants.
  • Miles and acres selected for cleanup must be on public roads or public areas.

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GrantWatch ID#: 159035

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants may be awarded to both public and private entities.
- 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).

Pre-Application Information:

For 2022 grants, the following 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.

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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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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.

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