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.

Upcoming Grant Cycle

Grant funds for FY2020/2021 have been distributed. The next call for grant applications is currently expected to occur in the fall of 2021, although it is subject to change.

If you would like to be added to the grant notification list, or if you would like more information about the grant program in general, please contact Erin Livingston at

Solid Waste Grant Idea Development

If you are thinking about applying for a grant during the next application cycle you may want to check out the presentations below to pick up some tips for a good project, a good application, and advice from a past grantee.

H-GAC Staff presentation
Past Grantee presentation

Grant Information

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.

  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Public School Districts
  • Councils of Governments (COGs)
  • Certain general and special law districts (those with water quality protection or solid waste management authority and responsibility)
  • Local Enforcement
  • Litter and Illegal Dumping Cleanup and Community Collection Events
  • Source Reduction and Recycling
  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
  • Educational and Training Projects
  • Other Types of Projects
  • Personnel
  • Fringe
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Equipment
  • Construction
  • Contractual
  • For a complete list of projects, please see the list of previous Solid Waste Grants.

  • Community Cleanup Event
  • Construction and Demolition Waste Processing and Reuse Facility
  • Construction of Recycling Facility
  • Curbside Recycling Startup
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
  • Local Enforcement Officer
  • Local Environmental Enforcement Program
  • Organics Management
  • Permanent Drop-off Recycling Center
  • Permanent Used Electronics Collection Center & Voucher Program Development
  • Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center & Voucher Development
  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Purchase of Environmental Enforcement Vehicle and Equipment
  • Purchase of Recycling Equipment
  • Reinvestment in Existing Recycling Drop-off Centers, Signage and Equipment
  • School Recycling Education
  • Storm Debris Plan
  • Upgrade of Recycling Equipment
  • Grant Notification List

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

    Contact Information

    Erin Livingston 
    Principal Planner