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.

The Application Deadline Has Passed

H-GAC began accepting applications for FY20/21 on March 3, 2020 and expects to award $236,652 to projects through a competitive application process.

All applications where due by noon (CST) on April 16, 2020.

Application Guidance

Presentation: Completing the Online Grant Application

All other guidance documents for the application can be found in the FY2020/2021 Grant Application Documents sidebar.

Information

If you would like to be added to the grant notification list please contact Erin Livingston at erin.livingston@h-gac.com.

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 erin.livingston@h-gac.com if you would like to be added to the grant notification list.

    Contact Information

    Erin Livingston 
    Principal Planner
    erin.livingston@h-gac.com
    832-681-2525