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Materials Management Grants

Every two years, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), allocates funds generated by landfill tipping fees to the state of Texas's 24 council of governments (COGs). The COGs use these funds to develop and maintain an array of programs, including an inventory of closed MSW landfills, regional coordination and planning activities, a regional solid waste/materials management plan, and administer pass-through grant programs, among many others. The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) uses a portion of the allocated funds to offer Solid Waste/Materials Management Pass-Through Grants to eligible entities.

All 24 COGs across the state of Texas are required by statute to issue a biennial report to the legislature detailing the impacts and results of the pass through grants. The Texas Association of Regional Councils takes these reports and condenses them into a Funding Report. The most recent report, released in February 2017, highlights the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year. Find out what grants have been funded across the state and the region's featured story here.

Currently, grant applications are closed. The Call for Projects will reopen in Summer - Fall 2017.

Located below are resources for NCTCOG Materials Management Pass-Through grants. For a list of grant opportunities outside of NCTCOG, see Funding Opportunities on the Materials Management Resource Center.

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NCTCOG Contact Information
Soria Adibi (817) 608-2363
Cassidy Campbell (817) 608-2368
Rachel Evans (817) 695-9223
Applications/Call for Projects 2017

Every two years, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) receives funding that is made available to eligible local government entities to advance the goals and strategies found in the regional solid waste management plan. Eligible entities are encouraged to submit applications for local and regional collaborative projects that are consistent with the Regional Materials Management Plan.

Applications are reviewed and scored by the Resource Conservation Council (RCC) and the Materials Management Grant Selection Subcommittee nested in the council, the regional Solid Waste Advisory Council (SWAC). The RCC provides input to develop and update the regional solid waste management plan, identifies solid waste priorities and implementation projects, reviews solid waste grant applications, and makes recommendations on projects to be funded to NCTCOG's Executive Board.

Currently, grant applications are closed. The 2017 Call for Projects will reopen in Summer - Fall 2017.

Applications for grants can be found here.

Who is Eligible?
  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Public schools and school districts (excluding universities and other post-secondary institutions)
  • General and special law districts in accordance with state law with the authority and responsibility for water quality protection or municipal solid waste management, to include river authorities
  • Councils of Governments
  • Only those in NCTCOG's region are eligible. Non-profits and private companies are not directly eligible, but may be subcontracted by eligible public entities.
Project Categories
  • Local Enforcement
  • Source Reduction and Recycling
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Litter and Illegal Dumping Cleanups and Community Cleanup Events
  • Citizens’ Collection Stations and “Small” Transfer Stations
  • Local Solid Waste Management Plans
  • Technical Studies
  • Educational and Training Projects
Previous Projects and Awarded Grants

Since 2004, over 250 grants totaling approximately $16 million, have been awarded to over 50 cities, counties, school districts, schools, and special districts to improve solid waste management in the 16-county North Central Texas Region.

Click here for a list of the different projects and entities that have received solid waste management grants from NCTCOG from 2004-2017.


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