Grants

Every two years, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), allocates funds generated by landfill tipping fees to the 24 councils of governments (COG) located in the state of Texas. The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) allocates a portion of the funding toward local and regional Implementation Grants.

NCTCOG's proposed FY24/25 budget can be found here

The FY2024-2025 Call for Projects closed May 31, 2023. If you have any questions about this Call for Projects, please contact Hannah Allen at hallen@nctcog.org

All funding for these projects is subject to sufficient funds in the Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Account and to the receipt and availability of funds appropriated by the Texas Legislature for the purposes of this call for projects. In the event funding is not available, NCTCOG has no obligation to provide funding to any projects that may be selected in association with this call for projects.

FY2024-2025 Solid Waste Grant Application Abstracts

After the FY2024-2025 Scoring Sessions held on July 17 and 18, 2023, the Resource Conservation Council’s Grant Subcommittee has recommended 11 grants for funding for the FY2024-2025 grant biennium. The following grants have been recommended for funding and have been approved by the Resource Conservation Council and also the NCTCOG Executive Board. The NCTCOG would like to thank all of this year’s applicants for their applications and interest in the program.

Entity Name

Project Title

Amount Requested

Amount Recommended for Funding

City of Cleburne

Household Hazardous Waste Program Expansion

$37,078.75

$36,700.00

City of Dallas

Technical evaluation study of siting a regionally accessible composting facility at the City of Dallas McCommas Bluff Landfill

$175,800.00

$163,200.00

City of Denton

Residential Recycling Education and Incentives

$129,404.00

$64,702.00

City of Denton

Styrofoam Densifier

$70,850.00

$70,850.00

City of Farmers Branch

Recycle Staging Storage Building at the Farmers Branch Citizen Collection Station

$20,000.00

$20,000.00

City of Fort Worth
Equipment Support for Litter and Illegal Dumping Nuisance Abatement 
$81,404.61
$0.00

City of Garland

Garland Givers Volunteer Kick Starter Package

$148,582.57

$80,771.61

City of Grapevine

Litter Ends with Us

$43,161.69

$42,680.79

City of Grapevine

Screened Material Recycle Program

$200,000.00

$200,000.00

Kaufman County 
Kaufman County Neighborhood Collection Project 
$34,000.00
$0.00

City of North Richland Hills

Cameras to Discourage and Investigate Illegal Dumping

$36,583.73

$32,443.73

City of Rowlett 
Regional Disaster Debris Management Plan Template and Toolkit 
$525,000.00
$0.00

City of White Settlement

City of White Settlement Solid Waste Education Program

$51,002.00

$51,002.00

Trinity River Authority

Trinity River Authority of Texas Litter and Illegal Dumping Initiative

$33,450.00

$33,450.00

 

Questions? Contact Hannah Allen at hallen@nctcog.org

FY2024-2025 Implementation Grant Call for Projects Resources

The FY 2024-2025 Call for Projects closed on May 31, 2023. If you have any questions about this Call for Projects, please contact Hannah Allen at @hallen@nctcog.org

All funding for these projects is subject to sufficient funds in the Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Account and to the receipt and availability of funds appropriated by the Texas Legislature for the purposes of this call for projects. In the event funding is not available, NCTCOG has no obligation to provide funding to any projects that may be selected in association with this call for projects.


If you have any questions about the FY2024-2025 Call for Projects, including application assistance, questions on previous applications, standard application grants, or more, please contact Hannah Allen at hallen@nctcog.org

FY2024-2025 Call for Projects Timeline

FY2024-2025 Grant Application Guidelines

FY2024-2025 Grant Application Template

FY2024-2025 Standard Grant Application for Illegal Dumping Camerasā€‹ā€‹ā€‹ā€‹

NCTCOG has created standard applications to assist entities new to the NCTCOG Solid Waste Implementation Grant Program, those with minimal resources dedicated to grant writing, or those with other barriers to applying for grants. The standard applications meet minimum funding requirements but can be scaled up to meet the needs of applicants. Applicants that choose to apply utilizing a template standard application must still adhere to all grant eligibility requirements, standards, and other requirements as denoted in the Grant Application Guidelines. 

FY2024-2025 Grant Application Informational Webinar

On April 12, 2023 at 9:30 AM, NCTCOG provided an informational webinar covering the FY2024-2025 solid waste implementation grant application process. Topics covered included: available funding, applicant and project availability, the evaluation process, application requirements, and more. The webinar recording and presentation slides are included below. 

Webinar Recording
Webinar Presentation Slides

Eligible Applicants
  • 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 16-county region are eligible. Non-profits and private companies are not directly eligible but may be subcontracted by eligible public entities. 
Eligible 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
Additional information on eligible projects can be found in the Grant Application Guidelines. 
Eligible Expenses
  • Equipment
  • Construction
  • Contractual
  • Other
    • Postage/Delivery
    • Printing/Reproduction
    • Advertising/Public Notices
    • Signs
    • Training
    • Miscellaneous Other (includes anything not listed anywhere else in the budget) 

Each line item must meet or exceed $500 to be deemed eligible. Additional information on eligible expenses is available in the Grant Application Guidelines. 

Previous Implementation Grant Resources

FY2022-2023 Implementation Grant Resources 


Solid Waste FY2022-2023 Grant Application Information Session:

On April 8, 2021, join NCTCOG for an informational webinar covering the FY2022-2023 solid waste implementation grant application process. Topics covered will include: available funding, applicant and project eligibility, the evaluation process, and application requirements. There will be time for questions at the end. 

FY22-23 Grant Application Information Session Presentation

For additional questions, please contact Cassidy Campbell at ccampbell@nctcog.org or (817) 608-2368.
 

FY2020-2021 Implementation Grant Resources 

 

FY2022-2023 Implementation Grants

FY2022-2023 Project Abstracts:
First Call for Projects
Second Call for Projects

The FY2022-2023 Second Call for Projects closed on March 2, 2022.

The grant applications received during the First FY2022-2023 Call for Projects are listed below. 

Entity Project Title Requested Funding Funded Amount
City of Anna Litter and Illegal Dumping Programs wile Educating our Communities $106,574.64 $0.00
City of Balch Springs Balch Springs Recycle Initiative $65,325.00 $38,050.00
City of Cedar Hill Asphalt Recycler and Hot Box $55,425.00 $55,425.00
City of Cleburne City of Cleburne Citizens' collection Station at the Transfer Station $160,560.00 $0.00
City of Denton Commercial Food Waste Diversion Pilot Program $67,723.00 $60,723.00
City of Denton Solid Waste and Recycling Park Pilot Program $199,836.00 $199,836.00
City of Grand Prairie Mobile Landfill Science CREW Camp (MCREW) $20,024.48 $20,024.48
City of Hudson Oaks Hudson Oaks Current and Future Litter Mitigation $25,302.80 $25,302.80
Town of Little Elm Little Elm Public Park Trash Collection Expansion Program $197,587.00 $32,075.00
City of Mansfield Environmental Education Vehicle $19,251.00 $19,251.00
City of Mesquite Mesquite Clean City Initiative $66,370.00 $66,370.00
City of Plano Equitable Recycling Contamination Reduction Education Campaign $198,395.00 $0.00
City of Plano Pursuing a Regional Collaborative Food Waste Solution $125,000.00 $0.00
City of Rio Vista Sewer Plant Expansion $0.00 $0.00
City of River Oaks Recycling of Curbside Pickup of Tree limbs/Brush $50,668.74 $0.00
City of Rowlett Rowlett Cleanup Program $27,208.97 $27,208.97
City of Southlake Resident Cardboard and Paper Recycling Program $16,488.07 $16,488.07
City of Southlake Bob Jones Nature Center Barn Reconstruction $200,000.00 $0.00
City of Weatherford Western Region Composting Feasibility and Implementation Plan $125,000.00 $125,000.00
Collin County Reducing Illegal Dumping in Collin County $17,315.97 $0.00
Dallas County Education Campaign: Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste and Reduction of Illegal Dumping $200,000.00 $0.00
Kaufman County Kaufman County Household Hazardous Waste Program $58,474.00 $28,957.00 
  TOTAL: $2,002,529.67 $714,711.32

The grant applications received during the Second FY2022-2023 Call for Projects are listed below. 
Entity Project Title Requested Funding Funded Amount
City of Arlington Creating Equitable Access to Recycling and Contamination Education Campaign $93,548.09 $72,821.00
City of Fort Worth Trinity River Waterwheel Initiative $577,000.00 $0.00
City of Frisco Efficiency Improvement for Paint Remanufacturing Transportation $16,354.04 $16,354.04
City of Garland Disaster Debris Management Plan $70,000.00 $0.00
City of Grand Prairie Disaster Debris Management Plan Update & Tabletop Exercises $48,560.00 $48,560.00
City of Plano Food Scrap Composting Pilot Program $60,200.00 $60,200.00
Collin County Reducing Illegal Dumping in Collin County $27,707.81 $15,479.65
Ellis County Illegal Dumping Enforcement Initiative $7,466.95 $0.00
  TOTAL: $900,836.89 $213,414.69

 
Previous Projects and Awarded Grants

Since 2004, over 265 grants totaling approximately $17.5 million have been awarded to over 50 cities, counties, school districts, 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 2004-2021.

Regional Solid Waste Grants Program Funding Reports for the entire state of Texas are located below. These reports detail the impacts and results of solid waste grants and funding, with highlight stories from each Council of Governments region. More information is available on the Texas Association of Regional Councils (TARC) website

Solid Waste Implementation Program Background Information

Every two years, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) allocated funds generated by landfill tipping fees to the 24 councils of governments (COG) located in the state of Texas. 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 the pass-through grant program, among many others. 

All 24 COGs 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 (TARC) takes these reports and condenses them into a Funding Report. The most recent report, released in February 2017, highlights the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Read this report and previous years' reports here

Learn more about the North Central Texas Council of Governments' Solid Waste Implementation Program by watching the video below.