Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling Grants for States and Territories
On this page:
- Eligible Applicants
- Eligible Activities
- How to Apply
- Regional Contacts
- Updates and Questions
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. EPA will make available $30,000,000 in Fiscal Year 2023 for states and territories to improve post-consumer materials management programs through planning, data collection, and the implementation of plans.
The entities eligible to apply for this funding opportunity are:
- U.S. States, including Washington, D.C.
- U.S. Territories (Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands).
Funding can be used for three categories of activities:
- Develop or update plans to advance post-consumer materials management. Plans can be for Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 256 solid waste management plans or other planning documents (e.g., circular economy plans).
- Develop, strengthen, and/or implement comprehensive data collection efforts that demonstrate progress toward the National Recycling Goal and Food Loss and Waste Reduction Goal. Data collection and measurement efforts should be designed to improve the state’s ability to track progress towards national and state recycling and/or circular economy goals. Data collection efforts could include state-wide or other targeted waste characterization studies.
- Support the state-led implementation of plans to advance post-consumer materials management.
Participating states and territories submitted Notices of Intent to Participate to the EPA. EPA released the grant guidance in grants.gov (pdf) (440 K) on December 15, 2022. To learn more about this funding opportunity, visit grants.gov. Final grant applications are due in grants.gov by May 31, 2023.
If you’re interested in learning more, please contact your state or regional representative listed below:
|EPA Region||EPA Regional Representative||Email Address|
|Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont||
Frank GardnerChristine Beling
|Region 2: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands||Dale Carpenter||Carpenter.Dale@epa.gov|
|Region 3: Del., Washington, D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia||Melissa Pennington||Pennington.Melissa@epa.gov|
|Region 4: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee||
Barbara AlfanoAlyssa Kuhn
|Region 5: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin||Susan Mooney||Mooney.Susan@epa.gov|
|Region 6: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas||
|Region 7: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska||
Jim CallierGayle Hubert
|Region 8: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming||
Virginia TillPatrick Wauters
|Region 9: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands||
John KatzTimonie Hood
|Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington||
Melissa WintersDomenic Calabro
Jason WalkerDemarcus Starks
EPA held webinars about this funding opportunity. Below you can find details for the first two webinars that EPA held:
|Date||Time (Eastern)||Presentation Slides||Webinar Recordings|
|November 29, 2022||2:00 - 3:00 pm|
|December 1, 2022||6:00 - 7:00 pm||Refer to the links above.||Refer to the links above.|
In these webinars, EPA provided an overview of this grant and the notice of intent to participate. We also answered questions.
Below you can find details about the second set of webinars:
|Date||Time (Eastern)||Presentation Slides||Presentation Slides|
|December 19, 2022||2:00 - 3:30 pm|
|January 3, 2023||6:00 - 7:00 pm||Refer to the links above.||Refer to the links above.|
EPA covered the grant guidance and workplans in these webinars. We also answered questions.
Questions and Answers
EPA developed this Questions and Answers document to help with the draft workplans about the five (5) allocation factors.
Sign up for updates about our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law programs!
Need More Help?
If you have questions about the grants, email SWIFR@epa.gov.