The FY 2013 District Grant Application and Guidance Document is now available. In this document, applicants will find information about the district grant program (large and small projects), eligibility information (eligible applicants, projects, costs), funding targets (materials); requirements and obligations, application process, and more. This guidance document may be viewed electronically, downloaded from this website, or you may contact us to receive a copy in the mail.
The MMSWMD receives money from the Solid Waste Management Fund each year based on a formula. MMSWMD awards most of these funds to “subgrantees;” cities, counties and private organizations to promote waste reduction, recycling and to help find safe and legal options for disposing of items banned from landfills.
For FY2013, we expect that we will have approximately $180,000 available for sub-grantee and district projects. There will be two grant rounds for small grants and one for large grants.
- The Application Form has been replaced by the Applicant Profile sheet.
- There is no place for a signature on the Applicant Profile sheet; instead applicants must sign the Application Checklist.
- The budget categories have changed.
- There is a worksheet to help with developing and documenting the application budget.
- The Diversion Projection Worksheet is designed to help applicants develop a more realistic figure for predicted diversion and used by the Advisory Committee as criteria and scoring grant applications.
- Failure to submit required items will result in point deductions.
- Grant applications for $5,000.00 or less will be judged with small grants, unless the total project plus match exceeds $15,000.
- Any application for $5,000.01 or more will be judged with large grants as will grant projects with total budget of match and grant funds that exceeds $15,000.00.
- A 25% of total project costs match is required of all applicants unless the MMSWMD Executive Board allows a lower number before the grant deadline. For a grant award of $45,000.00 a minimum of $15,000.00 in matching funds or in-kind services must be pledged.
- A lien will be filed on any purchase of equipment for $5,000.00 or more that uses district grant funds. The amount of the lien will equal the amount for the grant funds actually reimbursed on that piece of equipment. MMSWMD will file the lien on-line with the Missouri Secretary of State’s office and the grant recipient will either reimburse MMSWMD for the $10.00 fee or it can be deducted from grant funds. The lien is forgiven at 25% each year and completely forgiven four years from the start date for the grant.
District grant writing workshops are scheduled as follows:
- July 25, 2012 from 10 AM to 12 PM
- August 2, 2012 from 1 PM to 3 PM
Both workshops will be held in Conference Room 3A at the Daniel Boone Building, 701 E. Broadway, Columbia
For additional assistance, contact us.