The West Central Texas Council of Governments, in cooperation with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, announces availability of $ 14,210.50 for Municipal Solid Waste Grant Funding for Fiscal Year 2022 in our 19 county region. These grants will be limited to WCTCOG regional communities and Independent School Districts for the use of clean-up events, composting, food waste programs, or recycling. Each grantee that qualifies may receive a maximum of $3000.00 in grant funding. The purpose of the pass-through grant program is to provide grant funding for projects to eligible entities which will provide a direct and measurable effect in the following grant categories: Local Enforcement, Source Reduction and Recycling, Local Solid Waste Management Plans, Household Hazardous Waste Management, Citizen Collection Stations and Small Registered Transfer Stations, Technical Studies, Community Clean up Events and Educational and Training Projects.
Requests for application(s) (RFA) packets for each of these grant categories can be obtained by responding by telephone to PJ Sumner, Environmental Program Coordinator at 325/672-8544; e-mail at email@example.com or by mail at 3702 Loop 322, Abilene, Texas 79602.
RFA’s will be available beginning November 10, 2021 and are due back in the WCTCOG offices by 3:00 p.m. on December 17, 2021. Copies of all project applications will be made available for public inspection during regular WCTCOG business hours for 10 working days after the deadline for application submittal, and before the meeting of the Natural Resource Advisory Committee to review and rank those proposals on January 20, 2022. Project selection criteria will be included in the RFA, and procedures have been established to preclude any conflict of interest by advisory committee members. The recommendations of the advisory committee will then be provided to the Executive Committee of WCTCOG on January 26, 2022 for final action.