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 had $516,157 remaining to distribute for solid waste grant projects during the FY2019 fiscal year. Applications for the second round were due on April 19, 2018 and those recommended for funding are now going through the approval process.
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 email@example.com if you would like to be added to the grant notification list.
Cheryl Mergo Manager 713-993-4520 firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Livingston Senior Planner 832-681-2525 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.
Sign up to be notified of future proposed grant projects.