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Environmental Assistance and Customer Service

Local Government Recycling Assistance Team

DEACS Grant Programs for Local Governments

General Grant Rounds

The N.C. Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS) administers the Solid Waste Outreach Program including associated funds for making grants to local governments in support of waste reduction efforts. Local governments interested in these grants are encouraged to check this website periodically for updates. Please be aware that funding levels, contract periods and eligibility requirements vary between the different grant programs. Current and recent RFPs or application guidelines are listed below. Please contact the appropriate staff person if you have additional questions.

  • Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant - The 2014 Community Grant Cycle is Now Closed. This is a reoccurring annual grant program that provides funding for projects that help communities build lasting capacity to divert materials from the waste stream and / or increase public awareness of recycling.  This grant cycle is timed to correspond with local government budget cycles. A Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant Request for Proposals is released every fall and applications are due in February. Grant winners are typically notified in April and funds become available on July 1st. Click here to download a copy of the 2014 Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant Request for Proposals ((PDF) or (Word)).  Contact Rob Taylor at 919-707-8139 if you have any questions.
  • Abandoned Manufactured Homes Grant Program Application Guidelines(PDF) or (Word) - 919-707-8122
  • Recycling Roll-out Cart Grant Program Application Guidelines – Cart grant funding is no longer available. If your community has questions about cart-based recycling or if you want information on implementing curbside recycling with roll-out carts please contact at 919-707-8121.


Grant Final Reports

As a condition set forth of each of the above grant programs, any North Carolina municipality, county, council of government and solid waste authority that receives a reimbursement grant shall submit a final report to the Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service(DEACS) prior to the end of the grant contract. Each grant program requires specific information be included in the associated final report. Please see the following guidance documents for assistance in preparing final reports.

  • Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant Final Report Format and Guidelines(PDF)
  • Cart Grant Final Report Guidelines(PDF)
  • Mercury Products Final Report Guidelines(PDF)
  • Abandoned Manufactured Homes Grant Final Report Format and Guidelines (PDF)

Related Grants

DEACS also makes grant funds available for private sector (for profit) and nonprofit recycling organizations through the Solid Waste Management Trust Fund.

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides financial assistance for the collection/recycling of used agricultural pesticide jugs and unused pesticides.

 

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