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REAP Litter Control Grant Program

Grants to West Virginia Local Governments
for Litter Control and Community Cleanups

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West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Deadline Date:

05/31/19 Postmarked or Delivered


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Grants of up to $5,000 to West Virginia local government agencies for litter enforcement and community cleanup activities. Funding is intended to assist municipalities and counties with the implementation and coordination of qualifying litter control programs.

Authorized Uses Of Grant Funds:

5.1. A grantee may use a grant for the initiation, continuation or expansion of a local litter control program.
5.2. Authorized uses of grant funds in an approved local litter control program may include the following:
5.2.a. Enforcement of anti-litter statutes;
5.2.b. Expenses incurred in traveling to Department-sponsored or approved workshops, conferences or other meetings;
5.2.c. Implementation and administration of the approved litter control program;
5.2.d. Implementation of local litter cleanup campaigns;
5.2.e. Public informational and educational programs, such as those which increase public awareness or solicit public support in promoting citizen responsibility toward reducing litter;
5.2.f. Purchase of equipment which will specifically serve to fulfill litter control program objectives;
5.2.g. Research or development of local solid waste recycling programs;
5.2.h. Surveys and evaluation studies made for the purpose of identifying and prioritizing local littering problems;
5.2.i. Costs associated with razing abandoned buildings or other structures which are unsightly or offensive and promote possible health hazards; and
5.2.j. Other relevant items upon the approval of the Secretary.

“Litter” means all waste material including, but not limited to, any garbage, refuse, trash, disposable package, container, can, bottle, paper, covered electronic devices, ashes, cigarette or cigar butt, carcass of any dead animal or any part thereof, or any other offensive or unsightly matter, but not including the wastes of primary processes of mining, logging, sawmilling, farming, or manufacturing.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181361

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards are limited to a maximum amount of $5,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant period is July 1 of one calendar year through June 30 of the subsequent calendar year.

The Secretary shall award grants for a period not to exceed one year. Subsequent grants may be obtained by a grantee through submission of a revised application to the Department, so long as all objectives of the current grant have been completed to the satisfaction of the Secretary.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants may be used by eligible local governments, singly or in cooperative groups, in a local litter control program.

Local governments include any unit of local government within the State, including a county, county board of education, municipality, and any other authority, board, commission, district, office, public authority, public corporation or other instrumentality of a county, county board of education or municipality or any combination of two or more local governments.

Unauthorized Uses of Grant Funds:

6.1. Grants shall not be used in any way to replace local funds currently budgeted or being used to maintain and operate a local litter control program during the grant period.
6.2. Grants shall not be used for expenditures not related to litter prevention, elimination or control.
6.3. Grants shall not be used for the following:
6.3.a. To fund beautification projects such as landscaping (tree or shrub purchases) or the removal of roadside vegetation;
6.3.b. To purchase lawn, tree or shrub maintenance equipment;
6.3.c. To purchase equipment routinely used to collect or transport solid waste;
6.3.d. To fund landfill operations or management;
6.3.e. To buy office furniture or equipment or to decorate or renovate an office; or
6.3.f. To pay for professional consultation or production in the development of litter control films, slide shows or similar programs.

Pre-Application Information:

The Secretary shall award grants on a one-to-one matching basis. For each dollar budgeted by an applicant for a local litter control program, the Department shall award up to one dollar ($1.00) in matching grant funds upon approval of the application.

The Department shall give credit for in-kind services when determining the amount of local government funding to be matched by a grant.

The deadline for grant application submission: Application must be postmarked by May 31, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

The current address to which you can submit your FY2020 application is:
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
REAP Litter Control Grant Program
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Niki Davis, Supervisor
304-926-0499 ext. 1137

Lisa Facemyer, Office Assistant
304-926-0499 ext. 1002

If you have any questions call:
REAP/ Recycling Program (800) 322-5530 or (304) 926-0499 ext. 1002 or ext. 1137.

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