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.

Approximately $1.1 million is available to fund Implementation Grants during the FY2020/2021 biennium. Guidance documents and more information on the grant application can be found below. Please contact Cassidy Campbell at or (817) 608-2368 with any questions or if you would like to be added to the grant notification list. 

The FY20-21 Call for Projects closed at 5:00 PM (CST) on January 6, 2020.

Summary Slides of Grant Applications Received

​Please do not begin the Risk Assessment Survey/Questionnaire. Once all grant applications have been received, someone from NCTCOG will initiate the Risk Assessment process with your organization, if necessary. Some organizations will be exempt since the risk assessment process was already completed by another department. To review the list of exempt organizations, please click on the link to the document included under the "FY20-21 Implementation Grant Resources" drop-down banner, titled "NCTCOG Solid Waste Grants Pre-Award Risk Assessment Status by Subrecipient." Please contact Cassidy Campbell at 817-608-2368 or with any questions. 



  • 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. 
  • 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

  • Equipment
  • Construction
  • Contractual
  • Other
    • Postage/Delivery
    • Printing/Reproduction
    • Advertising/Public Notices
    • Signs
    • Training
    • Computer Hardware (under $5,000 and not listed under the "Equipment" category)
    • Computer Software
    • Miscellaneous Other (includes anything not listed anywhere else in the budget) 

**Each line item must meet or exceed $500 to be deemed eligible. 
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Since 2004, over 250 grants totaling approximately $16 million, have been awarded to over 50 cities, counties, school districts, and special districts to improve solid waste management inthe 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.

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

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

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 that 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, releaed 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 Government's Solid Waste Implementation Program by watching the video below.