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 2016-2017 Fiscal Year. Find out what grants have been funded across the state and the region's featured story here.

The FY2020-2021 Call for Projects is expected to open in late 2019 or early 2020. Please contact cassidy Campbell at or (817) 608 - 2368  with any questions. 


The FY2018-2019 Call for Projects closed at 5:00 PM CST on Monday, February 12, 2018.

The applicants' summary slides are now available for review, located here.

Grant No. Entity Project Title    
FY18-04-01 Wise County Wise County Recycling Infrastructure
FY18-04-02 Kaufman County Kaufman County - Illegal Dumping Enforcement 
FY18-04-03 City of Plano Municipal Recycling Project 
FY18-04-04  Kaufman County Kaufman County - Educational Efforts 
FY18-04-05 City of Duncanville Southwest Regional Disaster Debris Management Plan
FY18-04-06 City of Weatherford Waste Minimization Evaluation & Implementation Plan
FY18-04-08 City of Lewisville HHW Facility Upgrades & Residential Outreach
FY18-04-09 City of Terrell 24/7 Convenience Station Upgrades
FY18-04-10 NCT Council of Governments Regional Recycling Project FY18-19
FY18-04-11 City of Lancaster Recycling Education Van & Mascot
FY18-04-12 City of Fort Worth Residential Organics Drop-Off Pilot Program
FY19-04-01 City of Grand Prairie Recycling Bin Installation at Grand Prairie ISD 
FY19-04-02 City of Euless Composting Education and Training
FY19-04-03 City of Fort Worth  Styrofoam Reycling Project 
FY19-04-04 Kaufman County Kaufman county - Clean Up Events
FY19-04-05  City of Alma Illegal Dumping Prevention & Cleanup

All grant applications and documentation are availabel for review in the Materials Management Resoruce Center. the resource fcenter is available to the public for use at NCTCOG Offices, located at 600 Six Flags Drive (first floor), Arlington, TX, 76011, during regualr business hours. Please contatc the Materials Management Team by phome at (817) 695-9210 or by email at

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please contact Hannah Allen at or (817) 695–9212.



Solid Waste Funding Plan

FY18/19 NCTCOG Solid Waste Program Funding Plan

Attachment 1 – NCTCOG Solid Waste Program Application

Attachment 2 – NCTCOG Solid Waste Program Funding Plan Public Meeting Summary

Attachment 3 – Copy of Direct Mail Notice


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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Cassidy Campbell (817) 608-2368
Hannah Allen (817) 695-9215
Ryann Cline (817) 608-2363
Kate Powers (817) 695-9213

Regional Solid Waste Funding Plan FY 2018-2019

Solid Waste Grant Application Guidelines

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.

The FY2018-2019 Call for Projects closed at 5:00 PM CST on Monday, February 12, 2018. Applications are currently under review and the awardees will be announced in May 2018. The applicants' summary slides are now available for review, located here.

Additionally, briefing sessions were held through late November to early January to assist with the grant application process:

Date and Time Location Registration

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Metroplex Conference Room
NCTCOG Offices
Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX


Tuesday, November 28, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
City Hall Council Chambers
385 S. Goliad
Rockwall, TX


Wednesday, December 6, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ellis County Grand Jury Conference Room
109 S. Jackson Street
Waxahachie, TX


Friday, December 8, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


Wednesday, December 13, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Tuesday, January 9, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


If you have any questions regarding the briefing sessions, please contact Kate Powers at

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.