DEAO Grant Programs for Local Governments
General Grant Rounds
The N.C. Division of Environmental Assistance and Outreach (DEAO) administers the Solid Waste Management Trust Fund, which is used to make 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 grant rounds. Current and recent RFPs or application guidelines are listed below. Please contact the appropriate staff person if you have additional questions.
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 Outreach (DEAO) 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.
DEAO 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.