EPA Awards Brownfield Grants to Kentucky Communities

The Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Program received word that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected two projects in Kentucky for brownfield grants. Brownfields are properties that are abandoned or underutilized due to contamination or the perception of contamination. They can include old factories, abandoned hospitals, old schools, former service stations and mine-scarred lands, to name a few. Over the past seven years, with the help of the Kentucky Brownfield program, Kentucky communities have received Continue reading “EPA Awards Brownfield Grants to Kentucky Communities”

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Grants Available – Application Deadline April 1

Another opportunity is now available for Kentuckians to make a positive difference through the Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Grant Program.

2013-2014 recycling and household hazardous waste grant applications are now being accepted by the Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Recycling and Local Assistance Branch. Local governments, solid waste management districts, public schools, universities and colleges are eligible to apply. Priority is given to applicants for regional projects.

Desirable grant activities include projects that focus on developing an integrated recycling infrastructure, managing household hazardous waste and Continue reading “Grants Available – Application Deadline April 1”

Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Grants Benefit Kentucky Communities

Last year, Kentucky’s recycling rate for common household items (such as glass, paper, metal and plastics) was 34.3 percent, keeping pace with the national average of 34.1 percent. Much of Kentucky’s recycling success has been due to the Kentucky Division of Waste Management, Recycling Assistance Section’s approval of almost $17 million in Kentucky Pride Fund-financed recycling and household hazardous waste (HHW) grants.

The Kentucky Pride Fund receives money collected from an environmental remediation fee of $1.75 per ton of waste disposed of in Kentucky landfills. Since 2007, a percentage of that money has been used to create and distribute recycling and HHW grants to counties, cities and other political subdivisions of the state, including public school districts and universities.

These grant programs impose certain requirements for recipients of the grants, such as: the grantee shall provide a 25 percent match to the grant amount (which may consist of in-kind services), the grantee shall demonstrate that the proposed project will remain financially viable after the grant funds have been expended, and the grantee shall demonstrate that the service added by the project is Continue reading “Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Grants Benefit Kentucky Communities”

Don’t Wait to Apply – Litter Abatement Grants, Illegal Open Dump Remediation Grants Deadline is Nov. 1

The following grants are administered through the Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Recycling and Local Assistance Branch in Frankfort. The deadline for Kentucky counties and cities to apply for 2013 funds is quickly approaching.

Litter Abatement Grants

The 2013 litter abatement grant packets can be accessed online at http://waste.ky.gov/rla/grants. There are two packet versions – one is designed for counties and the other for cities. The packets include: Continue reading “Don’t Wait to Apply – Litter Abatement Grants, Illegal Open Dump Remediation Grants Deadline is Nov. 1”

Kentucky Division of Waste Management Grants Benefit the Commonwealth

Tom Heil, Chris Craig and Shannon Powers, all from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management, discuss the baling process of recyclable items with David Beasley, solid waste coordinator for Metcalfe County. Photo credits: Gina Kinslow, Glasgow Daily Times

Read it in the news – Kentucky communities are talking about how recycling grants and household hazardous waste (HHW) grants are benefiting their communities. The grants come from the Kentucky Pride Fund and are administered by the Division of Waste Management’s Recycling and Local Assistance Branch. These grants are used by Kentucky communities for valuable waste management activities including building recycling infrastructure and holding household hazardous waste collection events.

Read how Pulaski, Metcalfe and Madison counties are using these grants to benefit their communities: Continue reading “Kentucky Division of Waste Management Grants Benefit the Commonwealth”

Clean Diesel Funding Announced

The Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) is seeking proposals from public and private organizations for projects to implement diesel emissions reduction strategies. Approximately $135,000 is available through this competitive funding opportunity. Any public or private entity located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky that owns and operates its own eligible diesel vehicles is eligible to apply. For more information, visit the Division’s Kentucky Clean Diesel Grant Program webpage at air.ky.gov/Pages/KentuckyCleanDieselGrantProgram.aspx.

2013 Illegal Open Dump Remediation Grant Information Now Available

Financial assistance through the Kentucky Pride Fund Illegal Open Dump Grant Program provides counties with additional funds necessary to help identify and rid their communities of old dump sites.

Grants are administered for illegal dump cleanup through the Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Recycling and Local Assistance Branch in Frankfort. Now is the time for Kentucky counties to apply for 2013 funds. The 2013 illegal open dump grant applications were distributed at the beginning of August through the County Judge/Executives Association and were also sent to the county solid waste coordinators.  Continue reading “2013 Illegal Open Dump Remediation Grant Information Now Available”