Grants for Local Governments
Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant Program - CLOSED
The Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant Program is a recurring annual funding opportunity for local governments to build lasting capacity to divert materials from the waste stream and / or increase public awareness of recycling. The grant cycle is timed to correspond with local government budget cycles. A request for proposals is typically issued in late fall with applications due in February. Grant winners are typically notified in April and funds become available on July 1st. The application period for 2023 Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grants closed on February 16, 2023. For more information or assistance please contact Sandy Skolochenko at 919 707-8147.
Multifamily Recycling Grant Program - CLOSED
The Multifamily Recycling Grant Program offered funding to initiate or expand multifamily recycling programs within the state and was open to local governments, recycling businesses or non-profits, multifamily property owners, or multifamily property management companies.
Watch the Multifamily Recycling Webinar to learn more.
Food Waste Reduction Grant - Closed
The Food Waste Reduction Grant was a special grant program offering funding to help local governments, non-profits, and businesses reduce the amount of wasted food being disposed in landfills. For more information or assistance please contact Christine Wittmeier at 919-707-8121.
Learn more about food waste reduction.
Abandoned Manufactured Home (AMH) Grant Program – Closed
This grant program provided funding to assist counties with implementing abandoned manufactured home clean-up programs. Information is available on the AMH Grant Program website. For more information or assistance, please contact David Hance at 919-707-8122.
Glass Equipment and Infrastructure Grant Program - Closed
The Glass Equipment and Infrastructure Grant was a one-time grant program that provided funding for single stream material recovery facilities (MRFs) to purchase glass recycling equipment or for local governments to establish or expand community drop-off glass collection.
Grant Application Forms
Successful grant applicants are required to provide the following forms, which will be included as part of the grant contract:
- No Overdue Taxes Certification
- Conflict of Interest Policy: local governments may use the state's Conflict of Interest Policy Template or, if applicable, submit a copy of the local government's existing Conflict of Interest Policy.
Grant Final Reports
As a condition set forth of each of the above grant programs, any North Carolina municipality, county, council of government and solid waste authority that receives a reimbursement grant shall submit a final report to the DEACS grant manager prior to the end of the grant contract. Each grant program requires specific information be included in the associated final report. Please see the following guidance documents for assistance in preparing final reports.
- Community Waste Reduction and Recycling (CWRAR) Grant Final Report Guidelines
- Abandoned Manufactured Homes (AMH) Grant Final Report Guidelines
- Glass Equipment and Infrastructure Grant Final Report Guidelines
DEACS also makes grant funds available for the private sector (for profit) and nonprofit recycling organizations.
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides financial assistance for the collection/recycling of used agricultural pesticide jugs and unused pesticides.