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Scrap Tire Surface Material Grants

Grants to Missouri Schools, Nonprofits, Park Districts, and Local Agencies
to Promote the Use of Recycled Scrap Tire Materials

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Missouri Department of Natural Resources - Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP)

Deadline Date:

05/15/19 Postmarked; Hand-delivery and On-line submission by 5:00 PM.

Description:

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Grants of up to $30,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to Missouri public and private schools, nonprofit entities, park districts, and local governmental organizations to promote the use of recycled scrap tire products for playground and non-playground areas. Funding is intended to support projects such as play areas, walking trails, running tracks, riding areas, and picnic tables.

1. Playground Scrap Tire Surface Material Grants:

- Applications will be accepted for projects that promote the use of recycled scrap tires for playground surface materials.

2. Non-playground Scrap Tire Surface Material Grants:

- The department is accepting applications that promote the use of recycled scrap tire materials for running tracks, walking trails, livestock stalls/riding areas, picnic tables or benches, or other similar projects or products.

The following applies to both Playground and Non-Playground scrap tire surface material grants:

All grant funds shall be used for rubber mats, pour-in-place rubber material, or rubber mulch (non-playground) as approved by the SWMP. Eligible costs are limited to the material itself and any associated delivery costs.

Mats/tiles, pour-in-place material and molded product(s) must be placed on asphalt, concrete or other suitable surfaces. All surface material projects must conform to the manufacturer’s specifications and be approved by the department.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169660

Estimated Size of Grant:

Playground scrap tire surface material funding available:

- Approximately $550,000 is available during the FY19 grant cycle for playground scrap tire surface material grants.
- Grant recipients requesting mats/tiles or pour-in-place surface material will be eligible to receive up to $30,000.

Non-playground scrap tire surface material funding available:

- Approximately $450,000 is available during the FY19 grant cycle for scrap tire material grants for running tracks, walking trails, equine/livestock stalls/riding area or similar types of surfacing projects and/or molded products.
- Grant recipients requesting mats/tiles, pour-in-place surface material, molded product(s), or rubber mulch will be eligible to receive up to $50,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant and budget period shall cover up to a one year time period, unless otherwise approved by the SWMP.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public school districts, private schools, park districts, nonprofit day care centers, other nonprofit entities and governmental organizations other than state agencies are eligible to submit applications. Privately owned, residential backyard areas, and private in-home day care centers are ineligible.

Assistance is available only for those projects located within the state of Missouri. Applications may come from an individual school within a public school district or individual park within a park district or city/county boundary; however, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources reserves the right to limit the number of grants a school, park district, city/county can receive.

Prior recipients of scrap tire surface material grants are ineligible during this grant cycle unless an expansion to the prior surfaced area is planned or a different location or area will be surfaced. Prior surfaced areas cannot be repaired or upgraded with grant funds.

Note: The department reserves the right to deny funding to anyone convicted of defrauding the department; has failed to honor a previous contractual agreement or covenant with the department; has substantially failed to meet the minimum performance criteria of a previous project funded by the department due to mismanagement, deception or negligence; or has documented less than satisfactory performance in the administration of a previous department grant.

For Non-playground Scrap Tire Surface Material Grants, playground projects are ineligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline is as follows:

- Online Portal – Application must be fully submitted with all attachments by 5 p.m. on May 15, 2019.
- USPS or other freight carrier – Application must be postmarked by May 15, 2019.
- Hand-delivered – Must arrive at the department by 5 p.m. on May 15, 2019.

It is highly encouraged that applications be submitted through the online portal. Applications will not be accepted via fax or email.

All grant recipients will be required to purchase scrap tire material from manufacturers that use at least 40 percent Missouri generated scrap tires in their surface material. For a list of vendors, see https://dnr.mo.gov/forms/780-2143-f.pdf#page=7.

Note: If a quote is received from a vendor not on the Vendor list provided by the Funding Source, it is possible scoring points will be deducted, as vendors not provided on this list have not been verified by the department as using at least 40 percent Missouri tires in their product.

Grants are paid on a reimbursement basis.

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:
https://modnr.force.com/CommunityCustomLoginPage

To mail the application, send to:

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Waste Management Program
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102

To deliver the application, submit to:

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Waste Management Program
1730 E. Elm St. (Lower Level)
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Contact Information:
800-361-4827 or 573-751-5401

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Missouri