Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling Grant Program: Grants for Tribes and Intertribal Consortia

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $275,000,000 total from Fiscal Year 2022 to Fiscal Year 2026 for grants authorized under the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act. Projects funded through the funding opportunity will:

  • Implement the building a circular economy for all strategy series.
  • Improve local post-consumer materials management programs, including municipal recycling.
  • Make improvements to local waste management systems.

The entities eligible to apply for this grant are federally recognized tribes, including Alaskan Native Villages as defined in Public Law 92-203, and former Indian reservations in Oklahoma, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior. Intertribal consortia, consistent with the requirements in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 35.504(a) are also eligible to apply. Refer to the Eligible Applicants section of the Request for Applications (RFA) for the full details.

The total estimated funding for the currently available competitive opportunity is approximately $40,000,000. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 60 assistance agreements under this funding opportunity, with at least one award per each EPA Region. The minimum individual award floor is $100,000, and the maximum individual award ceiling is $1,500,000 for the grant period. This funding opportunity is in alignment with the Biden Administration’s Justice40 Initiative

Applicants must submit applications through grants.gov. Applications should read the RFA for the full solicitation. The RFA includes a full description of the funding opportunity, award information, eligibility information, application and submission information, application review information, and award administration information.

EPA will hold four webinars about this funding opportunity. The first two webinars will be held on:

DateTime (Eastern)Registration
January 19, 20233:00 – 4:00 pmRegister now
January 25, 20234:00 – 5:00 pm Register now

In these webinars, EPA will provide an overview of the request for applications, eligible entities, evaluation criteria, and the application process. They will cover the same material in both webinars. We will also answer questions.

The second two webinars will be held on:

DateTime (Eastern)Registration
February 1, 20231:00 – 2:00 pmRegister now
February 7, 20234:00 – 5:00 pmRegister now

EPA will cover procurement and subawards in these webinars. They will cover the same material in both webinars. We will also answer questions.

Find more information about this funding opportunity on EPA’s website.

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