The EPA is soliciting applications for a wide variety of projects that are designed to build and transform solid waste infrastructure in the United States. The deadline was extended from 1/16 to 2/15.
Request for Applications (RFA) (pdf)
Projects funded through the funding opportunity will:
- Implement the building a circular economy for all strategy series.
- Improve local post-consumer materials management programs, including municipal recycling.
- Make improvements to local waste management systems.
Materials and waste streams within scope of this funding opportunity include municipal solid waste, including plastics, organics, paper, metal, glass, and construction and demolition debris. This also includes the management pathways of source reduction, reuse, sending materials to material recovery facilities, composting, and industrial uses (e.g., rendering, anaerobic digestion), and feeding animals.
As described in the Request for Applications, projects will be funded under two tracks:
- Track 1: Projects that benefit disadvantaged communities as defined in the RFA. EPA anticipates approximately 40% (or $12,000,000) of the funding will be awarded to projects that benefit disadvantaged communities.
- Track 2: Projects that benefit all other communities that do not meet the definition of disadvantaged communities.
No matching funds are required under this competition. However, EPA will evaluate applications based on a leveraging crtierion.
December 5, 2022: Watch a recording of this webinar. | EPA presentation slides in English (pdf)
December 13, 2022: Watch a recording of this webinar. | EPA presentation slides in English (pdf)
If you have questions about the grants, email SWIFR@epa.gov.
EPA Region 4 (Southeast) Contacts