Waste and Litter Application and Portal Guidance
This information is provided by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy to assist the public and regulated community.
Form #: WAS066 Applications and Forms Revised: 6/21/24

Applying for a Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant or Litter Reduction and Recycling Grant is an online process. Above is the Portal Guidance for the Waste and Litter Grant Application Process and below are instructions and information about the applications. We encourage you to read and/or view this information before starting the application.

Please email ndee.wastegrants@nebraska.gov with any questions.

Application Deadlines

For 2025 grants, the following grant applications will be available beginning June 26, 2024 with a deadline of August 7, 2024, 4:00 p.m. CDT

Litter Reduction and Recycling Grants
Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants
Partial Reimbursement for Purchase of Tire-Derived Products and/or Crumb Rubber
Scrap Tire Collection Site Cleanup For Political Subdivisions
Cost-Sharing for Scrap Tire Civil Engineering Uses
Deconstruction of Abandoned Buildings

Applications can only be created and submitted during the open grant period.

Please note: There have been some changes to the application requirements. Please be sure to read the updated Waste Reduction & Recycling Incentive and Litter Reduction & Recycling Grant Application Guidance Document and watch the Litter and Waste Reduction & Recycling Grant Information Videos prior to applying.

Link to the Waste and Litter Grant Application:  http://ecmp.nebraska.gov/DEE-WGS/*

Creating an account and requesting authorization

Please refer to the Portal Guidance for the Waste and Litter Grant Application Process, available for download at the top of the page, for guidance on how to create an account and complete an application.

General Information on the Applications:
  • Applications must be submitted using the online process.
  • NEW - Applications will be limited to a maximum amount of $500,000 per application.
  • NEW - Scrap Tire Applications should be for no more than one project.
  • Applications will be reviewed and scored based on the submitted application. Please review your application carefully prior to submitting.
  • Please use the drop down lists when the option is available.
  • All dollar amounts should be rounded to the nearest whole dollar. Dollar signs, commas and decimals are not necessary and should not be used. Once an application is saved, dollar signs will appear with the numbers you entered.
  • Attachments – the application will check for the necessary attachments. Please use the appropriate button for attaching required documents. Documents attached with the supporting documents button are not evaluated as part of the submission, but are accepted as part of the submission.

Related Links
Note: Effective Oct. 1, 2009, any individual submitting any application or form that would derive public benefit from the state must also fill out a United States Citizenship Attestation form. This applies to individuals submitting the forms on their own behalf. If applicable, please fill out the United States Citizenship Attestation form below and submit it with the relevant applications and forms.

United States Citizenship Attestation Form

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