Commonwealth of Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Division of Waste Management
04/02/18 Receipt by Close of Business (4:30 PM)
Grants to Kentucky schools, government agencies, private entities, and commercial organizations for the use of recycled crumb-rubber and tire-derived products. The purpose of this program is to develop end-use markets for waste tire products generated within the state.
This grant has focused on funding crumb rubber mulch for landscaping projects in recent years, but the cabinet is encouraging applicants to expand the scope of potential projects for this grant cycle. In addition to landscaping mulch projects, the cabinet will consider requests for: walking trails; pour in place playgrounds, sidewalks or other surfaces; horse trailer or stall mats; tree wells or other products utilizing recycled Kentucky tires.
Grant funds may be used for the actual cost to purchase the crumb rubber or other tire-derived products to be utilized in the project, plus actual transportation costs. Other costs, such as the cost to apply or install the product, or to publicize and promote the project, are not eligible for grant funding (but may be counted toward the applicant’s match requirement).
The cabinet must approve all materials prior to the grantee entering into purchase agreements. This grant is an up-front approval/funding grant. No funding will be allowed for reimbursement projects.
Applications will by priorities by:
1. The applicant eligibility criteria set forth in the guidelines.
2. Number of people served by the project.
3. Number of grants previously awarded to the County.
4. The project’s cost and forecasted benefits.
5. The cabinet reserves the right to modify evaluation criteria and required match amount on a case-by-case basis dependent upon the scope, scale or nature of individual applications and upon available funding.
GrantWatch ID#: 169049
All project work or activities must be completed by December 31, 2018.
Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria set forth below, but may include:
-Owners of commercial entities operating within the Commonwealth of Kentucky
-Public school districts
-City and county governments
-Entities operating public parks, and
To be eligible for this grant, applicants must meet the following criteria:
-Have the legal authority to construct and operate the proposed project;
-Have the ability to construct the project in compliance with the grant conditions;
-The Applicant and the person who will be managing the project shall not have received a final judgment or conviction of a state or federal environmental statute or regulation in the five (5) years before submitting the application and shall not have any outstanding violations of state or federal environmental statutes or regulations.
If a county is out of compliance with its Solid Waste Management Plan, no entity in that county is eligible to receive this grant.
No contractor, subcontractor, vendor, or supplier, or any employee or representative thereof, shall be an employee of the Applicant.
Grant funding will not be awarded for athletic field or playground applications, tire derived aggregate, tire derived fuel, rubber modified asphalt, or civil engineering projects.
This grant is a 75/25 match grant: the applicant shall provide match funding equal to at least 25% of the total cost of the project.
Grant applications must be received in the office by close of business (4:30 PM) on April 2, 2018. No applications will be accepted after April 2, 2018.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Division of Waste Management
Waste Tire Program
ATTN: Lisa Evans
300 Sower Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601