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Grant Programs

 


Recycling and Illegal Dumping (RAID) Fund

Purpose

To protect the health and welfare of current and future residents of New Mexico by providing for the prevention and abatement of illegal dumpsites and promoting environmentally sound methods for reuse and recycling.

Funding

Up to $800,000 of funding available annually for:

  • Offsetting the cost of scrap tire collection and recycling
  • Abating illegal dumpsites

  • Establishing recycling facilities

  • Developing recycling infrastructure

  • Purchasing equipment for recycling and scrap tire management

  • Performing marketing regarding recycling and scrap tire management

  • Providing educational outreach regarding scrap tire management, recycling, and illegal dumping

  • Purchasing products produced by a recycling facility

  • Contracting with vendors to promote recycling

At least two-thirds of budgeted grant money in each fiscal year is allocated to scrap tire abatement and recycling programs, and one-third is allocated to abatement of illegal dumping and recycling of other solid wastes. Matching funds and in-kind contributions are not required but are encouraged.

Eligibility

Grants are only available for:

  • Municipalities
  • Counties
  • Solid waste authorities
  • Pueblos, tribes, and nations
  • Land grant communities
  • Cooperative associations (as defined in the Recycling and Illegal Dumping Act)

Ineligible entities are encouraged to partner with eligible entities.

Grant Period

Projects are funded on a fiscal year cycle, July 1 to June 30. Funded projects must be completed within the fiscal year.

To Apply

A second round of funding for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) is now available for scrap tire projects only. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2018.

Applications for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) will be available on this website in early 2019.

For More Information

Contact: Barry Huffer

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Solid Waste Facility Grant Fund

Solid Waste Facility Grants are issued for projects that will result in environmentally sound methods for solid waste facility management and significant improvement of protection of the environment and public health.  Funds are available to municipalities, counties, cooperative associations, and solid waste authorities. Joint applications will be allowed when two or more eligible municipalities and/or counties have a joint powers agreement, have established a solid waste authority, or if the entities are located within reasonable proximity of each other and propose to address a common solid waste problem.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis for the fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). A grant award should not exceed $35,000 unless exceptional need is demonstrated and the applicant clearly shows how funding of a project will be protective of public health and the environment. There are many solid waste facilities that need funding assistance, and as many qualified applicants as possible should receive funding. No single applicant will receive the bulk of the available grant budget.

Awards are considered for the priorities listed in the application instructions. Examples include:

  • Installation of additional up or down-gradient groundwater monitoring wells at landfills
  • Collection Center/ Transfer Station improvements (ramps, fencing, signage, worker sheds, safety railing, concrete pads or pavement for bins, etc.)
  • Weather stations that include a weather data logger
  • Site surveys
  • Purchase of equipment: roll-offs, methane monitors
  • Preparation of final closure documentation and engineering certifications by an engineer
  • Installation of stall fencing and other litter control mechanisms to prevent litter from leaving sites
  • Purchase of wood chips, mixed stone and gravel, compost or other material to complete test strips to determine best method and rate of application to protect intermediate and final cover at landfills/or installation of riprap materials to prevent wind and water erosion
  • Preparation of design plans or specification for reuse of old landfills for recreation (nature trails, picnic areas or other light recreational purposes.
  • Other solid waste items as specified

The highest priority is funding projects with the greatest need and limited ability to fund the proposed activity by other sources. Well prepared and complete applications that include creative, cost-effective solutions with at least 50% match funding will result in higher scores. 

To Apply

Grant applications will be available on this website when funding is available, generally in January-March for funding to begin the following July 1.

For More Information

Contact: Auralie Ashley-Marx

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Solid Waste Bureau
1190 St. Francis Drive, P.O. Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87502
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