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Grants Administration

As you are aware, 2020 has been a year 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 will not be available for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2021 as the state continues to monitor and manage the budgetary implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We apologize for the many difficulties this required change creates for each of you and your employees.  The work that our grantees accomplish is critical in meeting goals related to increasing recycling and reducing waste generated and disposed in landfills across Tennessee. TDEC is dedicated to assisting the cities and counties with continuing to meet the various deadlines for the required annual reporting.

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

As new information is provided by the Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration (F&A), the Division will provide updates on this website.

This Page Last Updated: June 4, 2021 at 11:21 AM