Tire Recycling Grants Available in Kentucky

Counties can submit incurred costs from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014.

August 27, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

The Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) has announced the availability of $3,000 grants for counties seeking to implement waste tire programs. The grant money will be available through the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet’s DWM’s Waste Tire Trust Fund.

“Eligible expenses under this grant are the actual costs that the county incurs during the grant period for recycling or disposal of waste tires,” says Gary Logsdon, manager of DWM’s Recycling and Local Assistance Branch. “Other expenses, such as labor and equipment costs, are not eligible.”

The grant period will run between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. Costs incurred by a county beginning July 1, 2013, are eligible for recycling or disposal of waste tires, even prior to the signing of the 2013-2014 grant agreement, if the county submits receipts for those costs when it sends in its closeout report form by July 15, 2014.

The waste tire grant does not require a match, but counties must submit grant applications no later than Aug. 30, 2013, as an eligibility factor. Once signed, the counties will have until July 15, 2014 to demonstrate accountability by submitting the proper expenditure receipts and reports for the grant money. Any unused funds must be returned to the Kentucky state treasurer. The grant packets are being sent by email to county judge-executives and solid waste coordinators.