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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.

Solid Waste Equipment and Collection Event Call for Projects (CFP)

CAPCOG is requesting applications for solid waste-handling equipment and community collection event projects to support responsible solid waste management in the 10-county CAPCOG region. The projects are intended to support CAPCOG’s Regional Solid Waste Management Plan. CAPCOG estimates about $50,000 to $60,000 to be available to local governments through this call of projects. The monies being made available are unallocated funds realized through programmatic savings during the FY 2022-23 biennium.

Eligible Projects:

  • Equipment exclusively used for solid waste related activities that can be ordered by Aug. 31, 2023
  • Community collection events that can be completed by Aug. 31, 2023

Eligible Entities:

  • Municipalities
  • Counties
  • Public school districts and schools
  • Other general and special law districts

Notice of Intent Deadline: 5 p.m., June 9, 2023
Questions Deadline: 5 p.m., June 9, 2023
Application Deadline: 1 p.m., June 16, 2023

Read the full CFP
Download the Application (.docx)
Project minimum and maximum: $10,000-$25,000
Submit letters of intent, questions, and project applications to Ken May and Rosita Patterson via email. Additional submission information is in the CFP.

Previous Solid Waste Grants


The CAPCOG Solid Waste grants assisted 12 communities in the region with about $264,000 in funding during the 2022-23 grant cycle.
Read about the process.
Review the awarded projects.


The CAPCOG Solid Waste grants assisted 10 communities in the region with about $191,000 in funding during the 2020-21 grant cycle.
Review the funding projects.
Read the about the process.


The CAPCOG Executive Committee assisted in funding 11 projects during the 2018-19 grant cycle. About $183,000 was spent in support of these projects.
Review the funded projects.

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