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Grants available from Waste Tire Trust Fund

EEC LogoKentucky counties can now apply for $4,000 grants to be used for recycling and waste tire removal. The grants are funded through the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) Waste Tire Trust Fund.

“This is a great opportunity for communities to remove waste tires and we encourage all counties to take advantage of this grant. Eligible expenses under this grant are the actual costs that the county incurs during the grant period for recycling or disposal of waste tires,” said Gary Logsdon, manager of DWM’s Recycling and Local Assistance Branch. “Other expenses, such as labor and equipment costs, are not eligible.”

The grant period is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Costs incurred by a county beginning July 1, 2017 for recycling or disposal of waste tires are eligible. Counties must submit receipts for those costs with their close-out report form by July 15, 2018.

Waste tire Grant applications must be submitted no later than June 1, 2017. These grants do not require a match. Any unused funds must be returned to the Cabinet by July 31, 2018.

The grant packets are being sent by email to county judge-executives and solid waste coordinators.

View the full article for more information in the “Naturally Connected” blog by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.

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