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Solid Waste Grant Program using state funding generated from selected landfill fees, Texas councils of governments such as CAPCOG are able to support eligible projects within its jurisdiction that help implement the regional solid waste management plan.

Current grant application opportunities

The CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant Program is estimated to provide $177,766 in pass-through funding to communities in its 10-county region for the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years. Grant funds are available to local governments, public schools and school districts, and general and special law districts created in accordance with state law, and with the authority and responsibility for water quality protection or municipal solid waste management. Funds may be used for projects under seven categories:

  • Household hazardous waste management
  • Environmental local enforcement
  • Litter and illegal dumping clean-up and community collection events
  • Source reduction and recycling
  • Citizens’ collection stations
  • Educational and training programs
  • Other eligible solid waste management projects, including scrap tires projects

For more details, read the Request for Applications.

The following documents are associated with this RFA and applicants should review these documents prior to applying for a grant:

Solid Waste Grant Timeline & Updates

A complete timeline is located in Request for Application document. Below is a list of key processes that will or have taken place.  Completed

Processes Private Industry Review – Jan. 11, 2018

In accordance with TCEQ’s Administrative Procedures and CAPCOG’s Funding Plan for the FY 2018-19 Solid Waste Grant Program, CAPCOG notified private industry solid waste service providers in writing at least seven days before the beginning of the period that applications were available for public review. Applicants were notified of any objections and had an opportunity to resolve any issues before the SWAC scoring meeting. Private industry objections to any applications were received in writing no later than 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan, 11, 2018, in accordance with CAPCOG’s FY 2018-19 funding plan.

Review the Solid Waste Grant Applications

SWAC Scoring Meeting – Jan. 19, 2018

Applicants were provided an opportunity to present their application for up to five minutes to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Following each presentation, the SWAC could have asked questions and recieved answers about each application for up to 10 minutes. Each SWAC member then scored each application. The meeting details are as follows: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 CAPCOG Pecan Room 6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165 Austin, TX 78744

Grant Workshops – Nov. 10, Dec. 6, 2017

CAPCOG offered four solid waste grant application-writing workshops at its offices to take place in November and December. While the workshops were not required, they were recommended for those who are interested in applying for a grant. These workshops covered topics including:

  • Grant eligibility
  • Grant selection process
  • Completing the application
  • Funding categories
  • Funding standards and project reporting

Attend the 9 a.m. Nov. 10 workshop – Completed 

Attend the 1 p.m. Nov. 10 workshop– Completed

Attend the 9 a.m. Dec. 6 workshop– Completed

Attend the 1 p.m. Dec. 6 workshop – Completed

View the presentation from Nov. 10 workshops

RFA Questions and Answers – Dec. 15, 2017 CAPCOG offered individual assistance to any applicants who attend the above workshops, including a preliminary review of an application to ensure that it will pass all screening criteria, as long as such requests are received by Dec. 15, 2017. Questions about this RFA, were submitted them to the Regional Service administrative assistant. Throughout the RFA process, CAPCOG assembled questions and provided a Q&A document. CAPCOG expected to provide an updated Q&A each week through Dec. 15, 2017.

Check back here for the Q&A’s.

Read the Dec. 9, 2017 Q&A

Application Deadline – 5 p.m., Dec. 29, 2017

Applications must be submitted to Ken May

Previous Solid Waste Grants


The CAPCOG Executive Committee funded or partial funded 18 projects during the 2016-17 grant cycle. Funding supplied through the grant totaled $224,208. The region received 25 applications.

Review a list of projects funded by the Solid Waste Grant Program


CAPCOG’s request for applications to implement solid waste management initiatives funded in partnership with the TCEQ during fiscal 2014-2015 closed in early 2014. The CAPCOG Executive Committee approved applications in May 2014 and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved the applications in June 2014.

See the list of grant applications approved by CAPCOG’s Executive Committee and TCEQ

Contact Ken May, regional program coordinator, for questions about the previous grant process