Grants Administration

The years of 2020 and 2021 were full of great uncertainty due to the impact of COVID-19 on citizens, businesses, cities, and counties across Tennessee. The Materials Management Program (MMP) and Used Oil (UO) Program have been diligently addressing budgetary implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and funding limitations which have prevented grants to be issued or awarded.

It is with great excitement that we announce grant funding has been reinstated for FY23 for counties and municipalities across the State who continue to strive for 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.

The Materials Management Program has recently awarded the following:

·         Eight (8) Convenience Center Grants

·         Ten (10) Used Automotive Fluid Recycling Grants

The following grant(s) will be available for application on September 12, 2022, and will close on October 5, 2022, at 4:30pm CST:

·         Recycling Equipment

·         Household Hazardous Waste.

·         Recycling Rebate

Currently, we are drafting the following grant to be made to technical assistance providers than can successfully assist entities or regions in need of drafting regional solid waste plans as they are required by the statute. Our intentions are to have this grant offering open at the beginning of calendar year 2024.

·         Special Waste Plans, Technical Assistance

Additionally, we are drafting a special project grant that supports a study to analyze the composition of municipal solid waste (MSW), construction and demolition debris (C&D), and recycled materials in a designated area to research and aid in planning efforts for improving waste diversion. Our intentions are to have this grant offering open at the beginning of calendar year 2024.

·         Special Project, Waste Characterization Study

If your region, county, or municipality is interested in these upcoming opportunities, please contact your local technical assistance provide to begin discussions. Please note, the dates referenced above are not established but are possible dates of application. Please continue to access the Grants Management System (GMS) online portal for the most updated information.

Unofficial draft manuals are available on request. Be aware that these manuals are subject to edit or update until the date of the application becoming open for submission in the GMS portal.

Our deepest appreciation goes out to all of our organizations, regions, counties, and municipalities for their dedication to the preservation of our environment and the beauty of our State. We look forward to continuing to accomplish the goals of waste reduction and increased recycling across Tennessee.

This Page Last Updated: September 28, 2022 at 12:56 PM