Solid Waste Management Assistance Grants

To promote use of integrated solid waste management systems to solve solid waste generation and management problems at the local, regional and national levels.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2008: Partnerships - Establishing and developing partnerships with states, local governments and other
non profit organizations to assist them in advancing their waste management programs, including recycling and reduction of wastes, appropriate management of wastes that are generated, and developing integrated waste management plans.

Education and Outreach - Developing and providing education, training, and outreach materials to educate and inform Americans about waste's impact on resource and energy use and pollution.

Fostering a better understanding of the environmental ramifications of collective actions including how individual purchasing and manufacturing decisions are connected to the environment and to enable Americans to make better choices resulting in increased recycling, less waste and greater energy savings.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

(1) Conference to provide a national forum for tribal governments to disseminate environmental program training and to interact with federal partners; (2) Conduct outreach to state purchasers, educate them about the guidelines established in January 2002, and encourage them to formally adopt product stewardship purchasing criteria into their state purchasing contracts for carpet; (3) Challenge the electronics industry to design products that meet new, peer reviewed design principles and recycling strategies; (4) Develop and implement a mercury containing lamp recycling outreach program; (5) Increase public awareness of mercury containing lamp recycling and access to resource information; (6) Foster information sharing among State regulatory programs with varying regulatory approaches and experiences and in differing stages of maturity.

Agency - Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Office - Individuals are encouraged to communicate with the appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.