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BIL Opportunity: Solid Waste Infrastructure For Recycling (SWIFR) Grant Program for Political Subdivisions of States and Territories

Open Date:

11/14/2022

Close Date:

2/15/2023

Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Local Government
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Clean-up

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Funded by:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Overview

The EPA is soliciting applications for a wide variety of projects that are designed to build and transform solid waste infrastructure in the United States to equitably reduce waste and manage materials to achieve a circular economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create cleaner, resilient, and healthier communities. It is anticipated that projects will enable the EPA to help eligible partners advance from “where they are” to significantly transform their post-consumer materials management infrastructure. Projects will create new capacity for, optimize existing capacity of, or identify strategies that result in an increase in management of post-consumer materials. The EPA also recognizes and encourages applications that demonstrate innovative solutions and programs that provide or increase access to prevention, reuse, recycling, anaerobic digestion, and composting opportunities in areas that currently do not have access.

In addition, the EPA is seeking post-consumer materials management projects that address environmental justice concerns and focus predominantly on addressing the disproportionate and adverse (see below) human health, environmental, climate-related and other cumulative impacts, as well as the accompanying economic challenges of such impacts, resulting from industrial, governmental, commercial and/or other actions that have affected and/or currently affect people/communities of color, low income, tribal, and indigenous populations, and if applicable other vulnerable populations such as the elderly, children, and those with pre-existing medical conditions.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
Total Amount Available:
$40000000.00
Limit per Applicant:
$4,000,000
Estimated Awards:
25

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

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