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EPA Grants Available: Dec 15 Deadline for Intent to Participate

Published on 11/18/2022

Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling Grant Program

The SWIFR grant program is a new grant program authorized by the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act and funded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides $275 million for Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling grants to support Building a Better America. This is allocated as $55 million per year from Fiscal Years 2022 to 2026 to remain available until expended. EPA was provided an additional $2.5 million in Fiscal Year 2022 funding to implement the program. The SWIFR program provides grants to implement a strategy to improve post-consumer materials management and infrastructure; support improvements to local post-consumer materials management and recycling programs; and assist local waste management authorities in making improvements to local waste management systems.

- EPA is accepting notices of intent to participate until December 15, 2022

- Upcoming webinars: https://www.epa.gov/rcra/state-and-territory-grants#webinars

Recycling Education and Outreach Grant Program, Accepting applications till 1/16/2023

The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $30,000,000. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 25 assistance agreements under this funding opportunity, with at least one award per EPA Region. The minimum individual award floor is $250,000, and the maximum individual award ceiling is $2,000,000 for the grant period. This program is in alignment with the Biden Administration’s Justice40 Initiative.

Find out more about both programs: https://www.epa.gov/rcra/solid-waste-infrastructure-recycling-grant-program

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