Friday, December 8, 2017

DEP Begins Accepting Applications From Counties For Waste Planning, Household Haz. Waste, Education Grants Jan. 1

The Department of Environmental Protection Friday announced it will begin accepting applications from counties for Act 101 grant applications for county waste planning, household hazardous waste and education programs on January 1. (formal notice)
County planning grants fund 80 percent of the approved costs for preparing municipal waste management plans, as required by Act 101, for carrying out related studies, surveys, investigations, inquiries, research and analysis, including those related to siting, environmental mediation, education programs on pollution prevention and HHW and providing technical assistance to small businesses for pollution prevention.
The maximum grant to a county cannot exceed $75,000 per calendar year for planning and is limited to direct costs attributable exclusively to the grant project.
Additionally, a county may also request up to $75,000 every 2 years for costs associated with HHW educational programs. HHW educational costs incurred on or beyond January 1, 2016, will be eligible for grant funding.
Potential applicants are required to meet with the DEP Regional Planning and Recycling Coordinator prior to submitting an application for funding consideration.
This application period will remain open until further notice.
Applications must be submitted electronically through DCED’s eGrants webpage.  Questions regarding the electronic submission of these grants should be directed to the Department of Community and Economic Development's Customer Service line at (800) 379-7448 or
Questions about the grants begin offered should be directed to Mark Vottero, Bureau of Waste Management, Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 8472, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8472 or by sending email to:
For more information on financial assistance, visit DEP’s Recycling Financial Assistance webpage.

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