Kansas Department of Health and Environment
01/15/19 Received or Postmarked
Grants to Kansas local government agencies, K-12 schools, and school districts for installations and products made from waste tire material. Funding is intended to reimburse eligible purchases and related installation costs. Qualifying installations that include waste tire-derived products composed of multiple materials must be no less than 50% waste tire material by weight, unless composed of other recycled material.
The following criteria may be used by the Governor’s Solid Waste Grants Advisory Committee to evaluate the grant applications:
- First time applicants
- Products made in Kansas
- Applications demonstrating strong cash match
- An education and outreach component
- Completeness of application and submission by due date
Eligible Items For Grant Funds (purchased within the fiscal reimbursement period):
- “Tire-derived products”
- Shipping expenses
- Supplies such as color, binder, coating
- Installation costs of pour-in-place and unitary playground surfacing only (not loose-fill)
The priority of this grant round is to provide financial assistance to local units of government to purchase tire-derived products made from recycled waste tires including playground cover, mulching products, and molded or extruded rubber products made from recycled waste tires.
GrantWatch ID#: 169954
The fiscal reimbursement period for the SFY 2019 Waste Tire grant contracts is May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020. No extensions will be granted.
Only Kansas’ local units of government and public and private schools may apply for these grants. This includes counties, municipalities, school districts, private schools (limited to K-12), townships, park districts, etc. Previous grantees may apply.
1. The applicant must be in good standing:
- If the applicant owns or operates a solid waste disposal facility, all solid waste tonnage permit fees must be current and paid.
- Grantee shall obtain all necessary and applicable permits, and comply with all applicable federal, state and local statutes and regulations regarding solid wastes, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines for Public Playground Safety.
- A prior grant recipient must not have utilized grant funds for unauthorized purposes.
- By accepting a grant, the grantee certifies that the project is ADA compliant, or that it is a part of an overall facilities system that provides ADA access and compliance pursuant to all local, state and federal requirements.
2. Prior grants must be closed, or a status report of that project must be submitted with the application.
3. Grant applicants, with the exception of table & bench applicants, must identify a quality officer with the grant application. (The quality officer must be a licensed engineer, certified playground safety inspector, representative of the manufacturer of the product or trained installer.) This person must be on-site during all installation activities and able to sign off on the KDHE Certificate of Installation form after installation.
4. Grantees must place a placard on the project site using a logo provided by KDHE and indicate the funding was provided by a KDHE grant program. Promotional materials must also contain this same information. Grantees must participate in KDHE public education campaigns.
5. The grantee is required to carry property insurance – (not to be confused with liability insurance), which would replace grant-funded items, destroyed by fire, weather, vandalism, etc.
Athletic field surfacing is not eligible.
- Dec. 1, 2018: SFY 2019 Waste Tire Grants Announced
- Janu. 15, 2019: Applications and Supporting Documentation Due
- March 2019: Grant Committee meets to select grantees
- March - April 2019: Grantees announced, contracts signed by both grantee and Secretary
- May 1, 2019: Grants Begin - 50% Advance Payments mailed
- April 30, 2020: SFY 2019 Waste Tire Grant period ends - Final documentation must be submitted. No extensions.
The grantee will receive an advance payment of 50% of the awarded KDHE grant funds, after the Secretary of KDHE and the grantee have signed the award contracts.
If awarded, the grant will pay up to 50% of the eligible cost in the awarded project; the match requirement is a minimum of 50%. (Example: the grant award will pay $5,000.00 and the grantee will match $5,000.00, with the total project being $10,000.00).
Final grant reimbursement will not be made by KDHE until all required documentation is received and approved.
Grant Application Forms and Guides:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
785-296-1617 / 800-282-9790
Return the completed application to:
Attn: Megan MacPherson
1000 SW Jackson, Ste. 320
Topeka, KS 66612