Provides funds to support programs to reduce litter, provide education, and promote recycling in Nebraska. Grants may be awarded to both public and private entities.
The Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Program has been in existence since 1979. Its purpose is to provide funds to support programs to reduce litter, provide education, and promote recycling in Nebraska. Funds from this program are provided from an annual fee assessed to manufacturers. (For more information, go to Annual Litter Fee in this web site’s fees page.)
Approximately $1.5 million is available annually through this fund.
Who’s Eligible: Grants may be awarded to both public and private entities.
Matching Contribution Required: There is no match required for the cleanup category. For the public education and recycling categories, no match is required for public entities, and a 25% match is required for private entities. Matching contributions are encouraged, and have a positive effect on ranking when grant applications are evaluated.
Who to Contact: NDEQ’s Litter Reduction and Recycling Program, (402) 471-4242
Time requirements: Please go to the Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Application page for the award process deadline. If you have questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting Regulations: Title 133 – Litter Reduction & Recycling Grants Program
More Information: Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant Application
Allocation Percentage: Litter Reduction and Recycling funds are awarded in three categories: public education, cleanup, and recycling. Each year, the Environmental Quality Council establishes the percentages for allocation of funds for each category.