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Special to the News-Times

LUFKIN — Deep East Texas Council of Governments is now taking applications for funding of solid waste projects for FY 2024.

DETCOG anticipates the awarding of grants totaling $67,500.00.

Each application will be judged by the DETCOG Regional Solid Waste Advisory Committee in accordance with the RSWAC Project Review and Scoring Guidelines and DETCOG’s Regional Solid Waste Management Plan. Grant awards will be made by the DETCOG Board after it receives the RSWAC recommendations.

The grants are available to cities, counties, public schools, school districts, river authorities as well as general and special law districts with the authority and responsibility for water quality protection or municipal solid waste management.

The applicants must be located within Angelina, Houston, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Tyler counties to be eligible to apply. Funding for the DETCOG Solid Waste Grants comes from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Applications for projects will be accepted for Enforcement, litter and illegal dumping cleanup and community collection events, source reduction and recycling, local solid waste management, household hazardous waste management, technical studies, educational and training projects, and other projects not included in these categories which meet TCEQ criteria.

Applications are available on DETCOG’s website at www.detcog.gov/solid-waste-recycling. They are due back to DETCOG by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30.

For more information, or to request an application packet, please contact Regional Services Specialist Carolyn Stephenson by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (936) 634-2247 ext. 5353.

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