United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Rural Development
12/31/19 Receipt by Close of Business; or Postmarked by Midnight EST
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, and academic institutions to eliminate or reduce water pollution in qualifying rural areas. Funding is intended to support training and technical assistance to improve the management and planning of solid waste sites.
Solid Waste Management systems are basic and vital to both health and economic development. With dependable solid waste disposal facilities, rural communities can attract families and businesses that will invest in the community and improve the quality of life for all residents. Without dependable facilities, the communities cannot sustain economic development.
RUS supports the sound development of rural communities and the growth of the economy without endangering the environment. RUS provides financial and technical assistance to help communities bring environmentally sound waste disposal facilities to rural Americans in greatest need.
The 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.
Grant funds must be used to capitalize a SWM program for the purpose of:
a. Evaluating current landfill conditions to determine threats to water resources.
b. Providing technical assistance and/or training to enhance operator skills in the operation and maintenance of active landfills.
c. Providing technical assistance and/or training to help communities reduce the solid waste stream.
d. Providing technical assistance and/or training for operators of landfills which are closed or will be closed in the near future with the development and implementation of closure plans, future land use plans, safety and maintenance planning, and closure scheduling within permit requirements.
GrantWatch ID#: 162946
Expected Number of Awards: 30
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
The grant period begins October 1 of each year and ends September 30 of the following year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
National Office Contact:
Penny Douglas, Community Programs Specialist
Submit applications to your local RD office:
Multi-state applications may be submitted to:
Water and Environmental Programs Rural Development
Rural Utilities Service
United States Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
STOP 1548, Room 5145
South Washington, DC 20250-1548
The staff will answer your questions about the application process and program requirements.
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