Solid Waste Management Grants in Nebraska

PROGRAM STATUS:

Closed

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Next Application Window is from October 1st - December 31st each year.

What does this program do?

This program reduces or eliminates pollution of water resources by providing funding for organizations that provide technical assistance or training to improve the planning and management of solid waste sites.

Who may apply?

  • Most state and local governmental entities
  • Nonprofits
  • Federally recognized tribes
  • Academic institutions

All applicants must have:

  • Proven ability, background or experience to successfully complete a project similar to the one proposed
  • Legal authority and capacity to provide technical assistance or training

What is an eligible area?

Rural areas and towns with a population of 10,000 or less -- check eligible addresses

Special consideration may be given for projects serving:

  • An area with fewer than 5,500 or fewer than 2,500 people;
  • regional, multi-state or national areas; or
  • lower-income populations.

What may the funds be used for?

  • Evaluate current landfill conditions to identify threats to water resources.
  • Provide technical assistance or training to enhance the operation and maintenance of active landfills.
  • Provide technical assistance or training to help communities reduce the amount of solid waste coming into a landfill.
  • Provide technical assistance or training to prepare for closure and future use of a landfill site.

These grants may not be used to:

  • Duplicate current services, replace or substitute support previously provided, i.e., service already rendered by a consultant in developing a project.
  • Duplicate assistance provided by the U.S. Forest Service.
  • Pay for capital assets, real estate or vehicles
  • Pay for construction, operation or maintenance
  • Improve or renovate office space or repair or maintain private property
  • See 7 CFR 1775.5 for a complete list.

Are there terms for grants?

  • This is a nationally competitive grant.
  • Projects should be completed within 12 months.
  • Grants are subject to the availability of funds.

Are matching funds required?

Matching funds are not required for this grant, however, applicant and in-kind contributions are recommended.

Who currently participates in this program?

How do we get started?

Who can answer questions?

Contact the solid waste grant manager in the RD National Office at (352) 363-0550

What governs this program?

  • Code of Federal Regulations 7 CFR 1775 Subpart D
  • Section 310B of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act

Why does USDA Rural Development do this?

This program helps small communities and utilities better manage solid waste disposal.

NOTE: Program details may change over time. Before you begin an application, please confirm you have the most current information by contacting a program specialist in your local RD office for assistance, or consult the Program Instructions listed in the section above titled "What Governs this Program?"

FY 2020 Technical Assistance and Training and Solid Waste Management Grant Programs Application Guide |  PDF
 

There are no other additional requirements at the national level. If there are additional state-specific requirements they will be listed above.

There are currently no events scheduled.

Nebraska State Office
Federal Building, Suite 308
100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-3859
402.437.5551 Phone
855.207.0384 FAX

Denise Meeks, Community Programs Director
402.437.5559

Mary Sneckenberg, Community Programs Specialist
402.437.5567

Lyle Coney, Community Programs Specialist
402.437.5561

Lincoln Office
Federal Building, Suite 308
100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-3859
402.437.5551 Phone
855.207.0384 FAX

Luann Brown, Community Programs Specialist
402.437.5571

Natasha Byers, Community Programs Assistant
402.437.5553

Southeastern Service Counties: Butler, Cass, Clay, Douglas, Fillmore, Gage, Hamilton, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Merrick, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, Washington and York.

Norfolk Office
2601 Lakeridge Drive, Suite 2
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701
402.371.5350 Phone
855.207.0384 FAX

Anthony Guenther, Community Programs Assistant
Extension 120

Northeast Service Counties: Antelope, Boone, Burt, Cedar, Colfax, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Knox, Madison, Nance, Pierce, Platte, Stanton, Thurston, and Wayne.

Kearney Office
4009 6th Avenue
Kearney, Nebraska 68845-2386
308.455.9847 Phone
855.207.0384 FAX

Dave Fulton, Community Programs Specialist
308.455.9844

Central Servicing Counties: Adams, Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Buffalo, Cherry, Custer, Dawson, Franklin, Furnas, Garfield, Gosper, Grant, Greeley, Hall, Harlan, Holt, Hooker, Howard, Kearney, Keya Paha, Loup, Phelps, Rock, Sherman, Thomas, Valley, Webster and Wheeler.

North Platte Office
1202 S. Cottonwood, Suite 3
North Platte, Nebraska 69101
855.207.0384 FAX

Sara Pierce, Community Programs Assistant
308.221.3689

Western Servicing Counties: Arthur, Banner, Box Butte, Chase, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Dundy, Frontier, Garden, Hayes, Hitchcock, Keith, Kimball, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Morrill, Perkins, Red Willow, Scottsbluff, Sheridan and Sioux.