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Annual Grant Call

The Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District offers grants to city and county governments, businesses, schools, nonprofit organizations and other interested parties to increase waste reduction, reuse and recycling rates in our region. All projects must be located within the Solid Waste Management District, which represents Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri. For information on the district grant program, contact Nadja Karpilow, 816-701-8226.

2018 Open Grant Call Timeline

Information Sessions
We encourage you to attend one of the information sessions to learn more about the grant process. No RSVP is necessary. View the information session presentation

Wednesday, May 24

9–10:30 a.m.

Friday, June 2

9–10:30 a.m.



Friday, June 16

Pre-Application due: 5 p.m.

Submission of a Pre-application is required

Fill out and submit your 2018 SWMD Pre-application»  

Thursday, Aug. 31

Full Application due: 4 p.m.

2018 SWMD Grant Application will be available soon 

Jan. 2, 2018

Anticipated start date for projects

2018 District Grant Priorities

Past Grantee photo collage The district’s list of targeted materials is based on the state targeted materials list. In addition the MARC SWMD has identified seven priority project areas to address specific needs in the district — however all projects will be considered.
  • Hard-To-Recycle Items — These are items not accepted at the curb or at a typical drop-off recycling center. Convenient access must be considered. Examples include Styrofoam™, ceramics and porcelain, rigid plastics (such as laundry baskets and toys), and carpet.
  • Organics Management — Projects that address infrastructure and collection programs for food waste composting.
  • Construction and Demolition Waste — Projects which effectively address the diversion of construction and demolition materials.
  • Waste Reduction and Reuse — Projects which support waste reduction and reuse activities. Examples include community-based projects that focus on repair services, lending libraries for tools and educational projects that teach waste reduction, such as purchasing practices for businesses.
  • Business and Multi-Family Dwelling Recycling — Recycling and composting in the business sector, and in apartment buildings and condominiums. 
  • End-Market Development — Projects that promote the development of markets for recovered materials generated in our region and for manufacturing recycled-content products are encouraged. 
  • Education — This priority targets local municipalities to educate their residents about recycling programs in their community. Innovative methods are encouraged, such as developing neighborhood ambassador programs. Illegal dumping prevention may also be addressed.