Mississippi Regional Recycling Cooperative Grants Program

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) soliciting grant proposals from municipalities, counties, regional or local solid waste management authorities, local government recycling cooperatives, local government solid waste districts and/or other multi-county/municipal organizations for the establishment of new cooperative recycling systems and/or the improvement or expansion of existing cooperative recycling systems to encourage and increase recycling in the State of Mississippi. The total amount of funds available in this solicitation is $1,000,000 with a maximum single award limited to $400,000. Eligible regional recycling cooperative projects and activities conducted by applicant(s) include the collection, processing and marketing of recyclables. The full FOA documents and forms can be found below.

Applications will be received by MDEQ until 5:00 p.m. CST, Friday, December 6, 2013. Grant applications received after this deadline will not be considered for funding in this funding cycle. All questions on this FOA should be posed in writing to the MDEQ as per the contact information below. The questions and answers will be posted on this web page for review by all interested parties.

MDEQ Contact Information
In addition, the specifications and forms may be obtained from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality by contacting Denise Rodgers or Aveleka "Yana" Moore by any of the following means:

By phone at (601) 961-5171,

By fax to (601) 961-5785,

By mail at P.O. Box 2261, Jackson, Mississippi 39225,

By email to: Denise_Rodgers@deq.state.ms.us or Aveleka_Moore@deq.state.ms.us, and

By visiting our office at: 515 E. Amite Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39201