CAPCOG, like other councils of governments, uses state funds provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) generated from landfill tipping fees to support eligible solid waste projects within the region that help implement the regional solid waste management plan.
2024-25 Solid Waste Program Grant Opportunities
CAPCOG has revised the Request for Applications (RFA) for the FY 2024 & 2025 Solid Waste Program grants. The revision includes a maximum grant amount of $40,000 and an updated timeline. Please review the information below regarding the RFA revisions.
Applicants that have submitted an application before the this revision should email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if their application requires any revisions.
The CAPCOG Solid Waste Program grants are estimated to provide $274,000 in pass-through funding to communities in its 10-county region for the 2024 and 2025 fiscal years to support management of municipal solid waste. Grant funds will be assigned for each fiscal year during one request for application process. 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.
The CAPCOG FY 2024-25 Solid Waste Program Grant RFA provides information about project eligibility, the application process, project scoring and awarding process. It includes a complete process timeline, the goals of CAPCOG’s Regional Solid Waste Management Plan, which are used to determine project eligibility, and information about eligible expenses.
The below video supplements the online grant-writing workshop It explains the details of the application form, which will assist applicants and provides information not included in the Oct. 26, 2023 workshop.
While a complete grant application timeline is listed in the RFA, CAPCOG is highlighting some key dates during the application process below and will update the list with completion dates and additional grant process information as necessary. Key dates for grant project management and spending deadlines once awardees are announced will also be listed below.
To supplement the previous online grant-writing workshop conducted on October 26, CAPCOG will post a webinar available for viewing beginning Tuesday, November 21. The webinar will explain the details of the application form, which will assist applicants in preparing their applications. The webinar will provide information not included in the October 26 workshop and will cover the application form that has been revised. The webinar will be available until the application deadline date.
Questions Deadline — Dec. 11, 2023
Prospective grant applicants can submit questions about the RFA and the grant program. CAPCOG will generate a Q&A document as times permits and will release a final Q&A document by Dec. 12, 2023.
Applicants must submit each grant application in separate emails to email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, including all attachments, with a subject line: [Organization Name] Solid Waste Grant Application [Application #]. CAPCOG will respond as soon as possible with an acknowledgement of receipt.
Public/Private Industry Review — Dec. 27, 2023-Jan. 11, 2024
In accordance with §361.04(b) of the Texas Health and Safety Code and 30 TAC §330.649(d), a project or service funded under this program must promote cooperation between public and private entities and may not be otherwise readily available or create a competitive advantage over a private industry that provides recycling or solid waste services.
Once applications are submitted, CAPCOG must provide notification to private industry of grant applications received and provide them an opportunity for at least 7 days before making the applications available to the SWAC for review.
SWAC Scoring Meeting — Jan. 19, 2023
Each applicant will have an opportunity to present for five minutes for each application at the SWAC scoring meeting, with 10 additional minutes for questions and answers.
Meeting details to come.
Previous key events will be located here after the RFA is released and the events have concluded.
Grant Writing Workshop — Oct. 26, 2023 — Completed
CAPCOG is hosting a virtual grant writing workshop that will cover the application process, project eligibility, funding priorities, and project tracking and reporting requirements. Each jurisdiction seeking CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant Program funds is encouraged to participate in the workshop.
Virtual Grant Writing Workshop 10 a.m.-Noon, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023 Online, via Microsoft Teams
At the end of the biennium, CAPCOG conducted a Call for Projects to spend down programmatic and grant project savings. It awarded nearly $99,000 to 5 additional projects. Read about the process. Review the awarded projects.