Solid Waste Program Grants, Deadline Jan. 31

The Solid Waste Management (SWM) Grant Program has been established to assist communities through free technical assistance and/or training provided by the grant recipients. Qualified organizations will receive SWM grant funds to reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources in rural areas, and improve planning and management of solid waste sites in rural areas.

Funds may be used to: Evaluate current landfill conditions to determine threats to water resources in rural areas; provide technical assistance and/or training to enhance operator skills in the maintenance and operation of active landfills in rural areas; provide technical assistance and/or training to help associations reduce the solid waste stream; and provide technical assistance and/or training for operators of landfills in rural areas which are closed or will be closed in the near future with the development/implementation of closure plans, future land use plans, safety and maintenance planning, and closure scheduling within permit requirements.

The application period has been extended to January 31, 2014 for FY14 only. Any applications received after October 1, 2013 will be accepted. The purpose of the modification is to give SWM applicants additional time to compensate for the federal government shutdown.

Budget: $3.4M; Expected number of awards: 30

An organization is eligible to receive a SWM grant if it: a. Is a private, non-profit organization that has tax-exempt status from the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS); b. Is a Public body; c. Is a federally acknowledged or State-recognized Native American tribe or group; d. Is an Academic institution; e. Is legally established and located within one of the following: � a state within the United States � the District of Columbia � the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico � a United States territory f. Has the legal capacity and authority to carry out the grant purpose; g. Has a proven record of successfully providing technical assistance and/or training to rural areas; h. Has capitalization acceptable to the Agency, and is composed of at least 51 percent of the outstanding interest or membership being citizens of the United States or individuals who reside in the United States after being legally admitted for permanent residence; i. Has no delinquent debt to the Federal Government or no outstanding judgments to repay a Federal debt; j. Demonstrates that it possesses the financial, technical, and managerial capability to comply with Federal and State laws and requirements. k. Contracts with a nonaffiliated organization for not more than 49 percent of the grant to provide the proposed assistance.

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Solid Waste Program Grants, Deadline Jan. 31

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