The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is pleased to announce the Recycling, Waste Reduction, and Diversion (RWD) Grant as part of the Solid Waste Trust Fund (SWTF) Grant Program.
Scope: The RWD Grant furthers the goals for the SWTF by providing financial support to projects in Georgia to reduce solid waste, recover valuable materials, support manufacturing, and encourage innovation. Projects must focus on increasing recycling, reducing waste, and/or diverting recoverable materials from the solid waste stream as described in the authorized uses of the SWTF.
Types of projects include but are not limited to: (see examples at the link above)
- Recyling and Waste Diversion Infrastructure
- Hub and Spoke Development
- Hard-to-Recycle Materials
- Recovery of Additional Materials
- Waste Reduction
- Counties, municipalities, or any combination of the same, hereafter referred to as local governments
- Public authorities, agencies, commissions, or institutions
Local government applicants must have Qualified Local Government status as of the date of their application, as determined by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs maintains an active listing of local governments who are ineligible to receive state funding, including grants: https://apps.dca.ga.gov/LocalGovStatus/planning.asp
Match: Awarded grant funds may pay up to 100% of project costs, subject to available funding.
- RWD Grant Guidelines
- RWD Grant Application