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Grants Administration

As you are aware, 2020 and 2021 have been years of great uncertainty due to the impact of COVID-19 on citizens, businesses, and cities and counties across Tennessee. The State has also been affected and is employing various strategies to address resulting budget shortfalls. One of which is the limitation of creating future obligation from reserve funds and, as a result, grant funding for the Materials Management Program (MMP) and Used Oil (UO) Program have been unavailable as the State continues to monitor and manage the budgetary implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We apologize for the strain this has unduly placed on counties and municipalities across the State who continue to strive to better conditions for their citizens, related to recycling and waste needs. TDEC is dedicated to assisting the State to improve recycling and reduce waste being deposited into landfills. In our efforts, we have continued to seek funding approval for our stakeholders.

Currently, our Program is awaiting approval from our Fiscal Office to initiate our grant offerings going forward. We are tentatively hopeful to offer grants at the beginning of our Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). Once we are provided a response, the information provided herein shall be updated.

Thank you for everything you have accomplished in the past. We look forward to having this difficult period behind us so we can work together to continue to accomplish the goals of waste reduction and increased recycling across Tennessee.

This Page Last Updated: December 7, 2021 at 8:47 AM