US Department of Agriculture

Solid Waste Management Grants

This program reduces or eliminates pollution of water resources by providing funding for organizations that provide technical assistance or training to improve the planning and management of solid waste sites.

Funds may be used for the following:

Maximum Award Amount

Grants are subject to the availability of funds.

Cost Matching


Eligible Applicants

  • Most state and local governmental entities
  • Nonprofits
  • Federally recognized tribes
  • Academic institutions

Eligible area:

Rural areas and towns with a population of 10,000 or less — check eligible addresses

Special consideration may be given for projects serving:

  • An area with fewer than 5,500 or fewer than 2,500 people;
  • regional, multi-state or national areas; or
  • lower-income populations.

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