Description: Eligible expenses under this grant are the actual costs (up to $4,000) that the county incurs during the grant period for the disposal or recycling of waste tires.  Other expenses, such as labor and equipment costs, are not eligible.

Eligibility: County governments

Dates: Typically, the application deadline is early June.

Description: The cabinet is accepting grant proposals for projects that promote the use of recycled Kentucky waste tires in the form of crumb rubber or other tire-derived products that meet the criteria of the grant program.

This grant has focused on funding crumb rubber mulch for landscaping projects in recent years, but the cabinet is encouraging applicants to expand the scope of potential projects for this grant cycle.  In addition to landscaping mulch projects, the cabinet will consider requests for:  walking trails; poured-in-place playgrounds, sidewalks or other surfaces; horse trailer or stall mats; tree wells or other products utilizing recycled Kentucky tires. 

This grant is a 75/25 match grant: the applicant shall provide match funding equal to at least 25% of the total cost of the project.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria set forth below, but may include:

  •  Private entities
  • Owners of commercial entities operating within the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Public school districts
  • Private schools
  • City and county governments
  • Entities operating public parks, and
  • State agencies.

Dates: Applications are due by April 1, 2021.

Description: To assist eligible applicants in their efforts to achieve a successful program to divert materials from being landfilled and direct them to composting, reuse or other recycling options. This grant is a 75/25 match grant: the applicant shall provide match funding equal to at least 25% of the total cost of the project.

Eligibility: Any county, waste management district, city, urban-county government, or other political subdivision of the state or any combination of the above, including school districts, shall be eligible to apply.

Dates: Typically, the application deadline is the beginning of April.

Description: The goal of the program is to leverage limited funds into efficient and cost effective projects to help Kentucky develop an integrated recycling infrastructure, manage Household Hazardous Waste and provide recycling and HHW public education programs. 

Priority will be given to regional recycling projects and regional household hazardous waste management programs with state approved inter-local cooperative agreements.

This grant is a 75/25 match grant: the applicant shall provide match funding equal to at least 25% of the total cost of the project.

Eligibility: Any county, waste management district, city, urban-county government, or other political subdivision of the state or any combination of the above, including schools/school districts, shall be eligible to apply. 

Dates: Typically, the application deadline is the beginning of April.

Description: The goal of the program is to leverage limited funds into efficient and cost effective projects to help Kentucky develop an integrated recycling infrastructure, manage Household Hazardous Waste and provide recycling and HHW public education programs. 

Priority will be given to regional recycling projects and regional household hazardous waste management programs with state approved interlocal cooperative agreements.

This grant is a 75/25 match grant: the applicant shall provide match funding equal to at least 25% of the total cost of the project.

Eligibility: Any county, waste management district, city, urban-county government, or other political subdivision of the state or any combination of the above, including school districts, shall be eligible to apply.

Dates: Typically, the application deadline is the beginning of April.