Every two years the Texas Legislature meets and sets the budget for the upcoming biennium. The budget includes money collected as a tipping fee at landfills throughout the state and designated to fund solid waste management programs in Texas. H-GAC receives a portion of this money, as pass-through funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), to fund Solid Waste Implementation grant projects throughout the 13-county region on an annual basis.
During FY2018 and FY2019 $1.2 million in grant funds will be distributed. Projects selected during the first round have received final approval from TCEQ and are now in the implementation phase. H-GAC has $516,157 remaining to distribute for solid waste grant projects during the FY2019 fiscal year.
H-GAC opened the application for Solid Waste Grants on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Total funds available are $516,157, with the minimum grant request set at $10,000. The application will close on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 5:00 PM. Guidance documents for the current grant application can be found in the box on the right titled FY2018/2019 Grant Application Documents.
Register to Begin Your Application
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Monday, March 19, 20189 AM to 12 PM3555 Timmons Lane, 2nd floor, Conference Room AHouston, TX 77027
This workshop walked attendees through the online application process. The workshop was geared toward those who have never applied for a solid waste grant with H-GAC or have not applied in the recent past.
H-GAC hosted a workshop on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at the H-GAC offices to encourage those potentially interested in applying for a solid waste grant to start developing their idea and plan. Information presented included tips for a good project and good application, advice from a past grantee, and an exercise to help attendees think about the strengths and weaknesses of their community, department, and project idea. Links to the presentations are below.
H-GAC Staff presentation Past Grantee presentation
Wednesday, August 9, 20171:30 PM to 3:30 PM3555 Timmons Lane, 2nd floor, Conference Rooms B/CHouston, TX 77027
This meeting provided information on H-GAC's FY2018/2019 solid waste management activities and grants program.
Only those in H-GAC's thirteen-county Gulf Coast Planning region are eligible. Non-profit organizations and private companies are not directly eligible, but may be subcontracted by eligible public entities.
For a complete list of projects, please see the list of previous Solid Waste Grants.
Please contact Erin Livingston at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to the grant notification list.
Cheryl Mergo Manager 713-993-4520 email@example.com
Erin Livingston Senior Planner 832-681-2525 firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Thorin Senior Education Coordinator713-993-4587 email@example.com
Becki BegleyOutreach Program Coordinator713firstname.lastname@example.org
Private companies are not eligible to receive funding but play an important role in the selection process to ensure proposed projects do not create a competitive advantage.
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