EPA Announces Solid Waste Infrastructure Grants for Recycling Program

Applications Due January 16, 2023

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Image 1 – Phtographic collage of waste stream containing recyclable materials, waste collection containers, and facilities.

The National Association of Counties (NACO) reports that, “the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $55 million in funding under the new Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) Grant Program, with $40 million available exclusively for political subdivisions of states. The program was authorized in the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act and funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)…which has provided a total of $275 million for the program from FY22 through FY26. Counties are eligible to apply directly to EPA for funding under the program.” (Read more of NACO’s summary of the SWIFR Grant Program here.)

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Register for the Upcoming EPA Climate Resilience Training Workshop for Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities for the Mid-Atlantic

In Case You Missed It!

Dear Maryland Water Sector Stakeholder:

The Maryland Department of Planning’s Resource Conservation division is pleased to share the following information as part of our Water Resources Element training and support.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU) initiative is providing a series of five, free webinars for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater (water sector) utility owners and operators, as well as other water sector stakeholders in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Planning Awarded U.S. EPA Community-wide Brownfield Assessment Grant for Eastern Baltimore County 

Planning Assistance in Action

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner 

On May 11, 2021, the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) was awarded its first-ever EPA Community-Wide Assessment Grant from EPA Region III. The grant offers Phase I and II environmental site assessments (ESAs) at no cost to public or private owners of contaminated properties in eastern Baltimore County. (Refer to EPA’s fact sheet, Assessing Brownfield Sites, for a definition and description of Phase I and II ESA processes.) 

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