Solid Waste Management Grants

To reduce or eliminate pollution of water resources and improve planning and management of solid waste disposal facilities in rural areas.

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Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Regional Agency Offices.

Consult local telephone directory under United States Government, Department of Agriculture, for Rural Development office number.

If no listing, get in touch with the appropriate RD State Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Syracuse University $ 243,317   2018-09-192021-03-19
Alaska Forum On The Environment, Inc $ 111,552   2019-08-272021-03-15
Alamo Area Council Of Governments $ 86,727   2019-09-112021-03-10
Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. $ 196,972   2018-09-122020-11-16
Kansas State University $ 48,000   2020-08-312020-08-31
Land Of Sky Regional Council $ 95,000   2020-08-282020-08-28
University Of Northern Iowa $ 99,000   2020-08-272020-08-27
Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. $ 48,000   2020-08-272020-08-27
Windham Solid Waste Management District $ 33,000   2020-08-272020-08-27
Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District $ 95,000   2020-08-272020-08-27



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to: Evaluate current landfill conditions to determine threats to water resources in rural areas; provide technical assistance and/or training to enhance operator skills in the maintenance and operation of active landfills in rural areas; provide technical assistance and/or training to help associations reduce the solid waste stream; and provide technical assistance and/or training for operators of landfills in rural areas which are closed or will be closed in the near future with the development/implementation of closure plans, future land use plans, safety and maintenance planning, and closure scheduling within permit requirements.

Grant funds may not be used to: Recruit applications/applications for any loan and/or grant program including RUS Water and Waste Disposal Loan and/or Grant Program; duplication of current services, replacement or substitution of support previously provided such as those performed by an association's consultant in developing a project; fund political activities; pay for capital assets, the purchase of real estate or vehicles, improve and renovate office space, or repair and maintain privately-owned property; pay for construction or operation and maintenance costs of water and waste facilities; and pay costs incurred prior to the effective date of grants made under this subpart.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Entities eligible for grants are nonprofit organizations, including: Private, nonprofit organizations that have been granted tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); and public bodies including local governmental-based multijurisdictional organizations.

Applicants must have the proven ability, background, experience, legal authority, and actual capacity to provide technical assistance and/or training on a regional basis to eligible beneficiaries.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The entities that receive assistance are: (1) municipalities, counties, districts, authorities, and other political subdivisions of a State; (2) organizations operated on a not-for-profit basis, such as associations, cooperatives, and private nonprofit corporations; (3) and, Indian tribes on Federal and State reservations and other federally recognized Indian tribes.

Credentials/Documentation

Evidence of legal capacity, economic feasibility, and ability to deliver technical assistance and/or training. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. OMB Circular A-110 applies to this program. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular A-122. The Water and Environmental Programs of the USDA Rural Utilities Service administers the program. Applications include the criteria specified within 7 CFR 1775. This includes, but is not limited to, the requirement to submit an application Form SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance, to the National Office in Washington, DC.

Award Procedures

The Water and Environmental Programs staff in Washington, DC, will review and process the application. Following completion of application processing requirements and grant approval, funds are made available to the applicant on a reimbursement basis.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, as amended, Section 310B, Public Law 101-624, 7 U.S.C. 1932.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Dependent upon funding availability and the completeness of the application. From 60 to 120 days following the submission deadline.

Appeals

An application determined ineligible may request a review of this decision with the National Appeals Division of USDA in accordance with USDA regulations at 7 CFR 11.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

A time limitation is not specified, however, priority will be given to applicants whose time frame for completion of the grant project is 12 months or less. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Upon request.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

All grantees will submit quarterly reports to the RUS approval official.

Cash reports are not applicable.

All grantees will submit quarterly reports to the RUS approval official.

All grantees will submit quarterly reports to the RUS approval official.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements, Subpart F, Audit Requirements (Revised, December 26, 2013)nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Subpart F. Annual audit or Management Report

Records

Records and accounts are required to reflect the project operations.

Financial Information

Account Identification

12-1980-0-1-452.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $4,284,791; FY 17 est $4,000,000; and FY 18 est $4,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$17,000 to $900,000. Average: $129,842.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

7 CFR 1775

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Regional Agency Offices. Consult local telephone directory under United States Government, Department of Agriculture, for Rural Development office number. If no listing, get in touch with the appropriate RD State Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Assistant Administrator, Water and Enviornmental Programs, Rural Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Stop 1548, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Phone: (202) 690-2670.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Grant funds will be directed to those applicants who; (1) Have demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance on a regional basis to rural communities; (2) propose to assist small, low income communities; (3) propose to serve multi-State, regional or nationwide areas; (4) the extent to which the proposed project is cost effective; and (5) meet the objectives of RUS Water and Waste Disposal Program.


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