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Materials Management Grants

Every two years, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), allocates funds generated by landfill tipping fees to the state of Texas's 24 council of governments (COGs). The COGs use these funds to develop and maintain an array of programs, including an inventory of closed MSW landfills, regional coordination and planning activities, a regional solid waste/materials management plan, and administer pass-through grant programs, among many others. The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) uses a portion of the allocated funds to offer Solid Waste/Materials Management Pass-Through Grants to eligible entities.

All 24 COGs across the state of Texas are required by statute to issue a biennial report to the legislature detailing the impacts and results of the pass through grants. The Texas Association of Regional Councils takes these reports and condenses them into a Funding Report. The most recent report, released in February 2017, highlights the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year. Find out what grants have been funded across the state and the region's featured story here.

The FY2018-2019 Grant Application Period is now open! Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 PM CST, Monday, February 12, 2018.

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Solid Waste Funding Plan

DRAFT FY18/19 NCTCOG Solid Waste Program Funding Plan

Attachment 1 – DRAFT NCTCOG Solid Waste Program Application

Attachment 2 – DRAFT NCTCOG Solid Waste Program Funding Plan Public Meeting Summary

Attachment 3 – DRAFT Copy of Direct Mail Notice


Located below are resources for NCTCOG Materials Management Pass-Through grants. For a list of grant opportunities outside of NCTCOG, see Funding Opportunities on the Materials Management Resource Center.

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NCTCOG Contact Information
Tamara Cook (817) 695-9221
Kate Powers (817) 695-9213
Ryann Cline (817) 608-2363
Hannah Allen (817) 695-9212
Upcoming FY2018-2019 Call for Projects

DRAFT Regional Solid Waste Funding Plan FY 2018-2019

Solid Waste Grant Application Guidelines

Every two years, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) receives funding that is made available to eligible local government entities to advance the goals and strategies found in the regional solid waste management plan. Eligible entities are encouraged to submit applications for local and regional collaborative projects that are consistent with the Regional Materials Management Plan.

Applications are reviewed and scored by the Resource Conservation Council (RCC) and the Materials Management Grant Selection Subcommittee nested in the council, the regional Solid Waste Advisory Council (SWAC). The RCC provides input to develop and update the regional solid waste management plan, identifies solid waste priorities and implementation projects, reviews solid waste grant applications, and makes recommendations on projects to be funded to NCTCOG's Executive Board.

The FY2018-2019 Call for Projects is currently open, and will close at 5:00 PM CST on Monday, February 12, 2018. Applications for grants can be found here.

Additionally, briefing sessions will be held through late November to early January to assist with the upcoming grant application process.

Date and Time Location Registration

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Metroplex Conference Room
NCTCOG Offices
Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX

Register here Presentation

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
City Hall Council Chambers
385 S. Goliad
Rockwall, TX

Register here Presentation

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ellis County Grand Jury Conference Room
109 S. Jackson Street
Waxahachie, TX

Register here Presentation

Friday, December 8, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Register here Presentation

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Register here Presentation

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Register here Presentation

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming briefing sessions, please contact Kate Powers at

Who is Eligible?
  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Public schools and school districts (excluding universities and other post-secondary institutions)
  • General and special law districts in accordance with state law with the authority and responsibility for water quality protection or municipal solid waste management, to include river authorities
  • Councils of Governments
  • Only those in NCTCOG's region are eligible. Non-profits and private companies are not directly eligible, but may be subcontracted by eligible public entities.
Project Categories
  • Local Enforcement
  • Source Reduction and Recycling
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Litter and Illegal Dumping Cleanups and Community Cleanup Events
  • Citizens’ Collection Stations and “Small” Transfer Stations
  • Local Solid Waste Management Plans
  • Technical Studies
  • Educational and Training Projects
Previous Projects and Awarded Grants

Since 2004, over 250 grants totaling approximately $16 million, have been awarded to over 50 cities, counties, school districts, schools, and special districts to improve solid waste management in the 16-county North Central Texas Region.

Click here for a list of the different projects and entities that have received solid waste management grants from NCTCOG from 2004-2017.


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