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CAPCOG, Blike 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.

2022-23 grant application opportunities

The CAPCOG Solid Waste Grant Program is estimated to provide $224,000 in pass-through funding to communities in its 10-county region for the 2022 and 2023 fiscal years. Grant funds will be assigned for each fiscal years during one RFA. 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
  • Local environmental law 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

Read the Request for Applications (RFA)

RFA documents.

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

Below is a list of key processes needed to apply for the grant.
Get a full grant timeline.

Processes Private Industry Review — Jan. 25, 2022-Feb. 1, 2022

In accordance with TCEQ’s Administrative Procedures, CAPCOG will notify private industry solid waste service providers in writing at least seven days before the SWAC meets to score and rank applications. Applicants will be notified of any objections and have an opportunity to resolve any issues before the SWAC scoring meeting.

Read the full Private Industry Appeals Process.

Private industry objections to any applications must be received in writing no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1,  2022, in accordance with TCEQ’s Administrative Procedures.

Appeals can be submitted electronically to Ken May or mailed or hand delivered to:

CAPCOG SW Program
ATTN: Ken May
6800 Burleson Road, Bldg 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744-2306

CAPCOG has received the following applications which are being made available here for review.

Upcoming — SWAC Scoring Meeting — Feb. 10, 2022

Applicants will be provided an opportunity to do a 5-minute presentation on their application to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Following each presentation, the SWAC may ask questions about each application. Each SWAC member will then score each application. The meeting details are:

9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744

While attendance is not required, CAPCOG encourages applicants to take advantage of the opportunity.

Get the agenda and schedule of presentations.

Completed — Application Deadline —5 p.m., January 21, 2022

Applications can be submitted electronically to Ken May or mailed or hand delivered to the following address before the application deadline:

ATTN: Ken May
CAPCOG SW Program
6800 Burleson Road, Bldg 310, Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744-2306

Completed — RFA Questions and Answers — Jan. 17, 2022

CAPCOG offers 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 prior to Jan. 17, 2022. Questions about this RFA, should be submitted to the Regional Service administrative assistant. Throughout the RFA process, CAPCOG assembles questions and provides a Q&A document. CAPCOG expects to provide an updated Q&A each week through Jan. 18, 2022. Check back weekly for an updated Q&A document.

Read the questions and answers.

Completed — Grant Workshops

CAPCOG is conducting three solid waste grant application-writing workshops throughout the region which will take place in December and January. While the workshops are not required, they were recommended for those who are interested in applying for a grant. CAPCOG added a fourth workshop because of the COVID-19 outbreak. These workshops cover topics including:

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

10 a.m. to noon, Dec. 14, 2021
Georgetown Public Library
402 West 8th Street
Georgetown, TX 78626
Register for the workshop.

10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 7, 2022
City of Smithville Recreation Center – 10 a.m. to noon
106 Royston
Smithville, TX 78957
Register for the workshop.

1:30 t0 4:30 p.m. Jan. 13, 2022
This meeting will be held virtually.
Join the meeting via your computer or mobile device.
Call into the meeting: +1 512-267-1228,,54186773#

1 to 3 p.m., Jan. 14, 2022
TAMU AgriLife Extension
Burnet County
607 N. Vandeveer, Burnet, TX
Register for the workshop.1

Previous Solid Waste Grants

2020-21

The CAPCOG Solid Waste grants assisted 10 communities in the region with about $191,000 in funding during the 200-21 grant cycle.
Review the funding projects.
Read the about the process.

2018-19

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.