Solid Waste Management Grants

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.

H-GAC is Now Accepting Solid Waste Management Grant Applications

The application for FY24/25 opened on September 5, 2023. The application will close October 17, 2023 at noon. There is $1 million available for grants. This will be the only call for applications for the FY24/25 biennium.

Potential applicants will first need to register to apply for a solid waste management grant. Registration will only need to be completed once. After registering, applicants can log into the application portal and submit one or more applications.

Solid Waste Grant Application Webinar

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Solid Waste Management Grant Application Guidance Documents

Grant Announcement Cover Sheet
Full Grant Announcement
What's New
Grant Writing Tips
Grant Project Implementation Timeline
Guidance - Budget
Guidance - E-cycling
Guidance - HHW
Guidance - Local Enforcement Equipment Purchases
Guidance - Questions To Ask When Shopping for Recycling and Composting Equipment
Guidance - Self Assessment Document

Who is Eligible to Apply for the Solid Waste Management Grants?

  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Public School Districts
  • General and special law districts with the authority and responsibility for water quality protection or MSW management

Project Categories Eligible for the Solid Waste Management Grants

  • Local Enforcement
  • Litter and Illegal Dumping Cleanup and Community Collection Events
  • Source Reduction and Recycling
  • Local Solid Waste Management Plans
  • Citizens’ Collection Stations and “Small” Registered Transfer Stations
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Technical Studies
  • Education and Training

Grant Notification List

Please contact Erin Livingston at [email protected] if you would like to be added to the grant notification list.