Tire Products (Tire) Grant

The Tire Products (Tire) Grant furthers the goals for the SWTF by providing financial support to projects in Georgia to reduce solid waste, support manufacturing and market development for scrap tires, and encourage innovation. Awarded grant funds will pay for the direct costs related to the incorporation of tire-derived products into projects that would normally utilize new or virgin materials, or for research projects to support scrap tire innovations.

The Tire Grant was announced in May 2023. Applications were accepted between July 12, 2023, and August 31, 2023. A total of 16 applications were received amounting to $2,262,265 in grant award requests. Each application was reviewed and scored based on overall project purpose and need, metrics, and impact. Eleven projects were selected for award. 

The following eleven grantees were selected for award for a total of $1,418,672. 

Grantee Brief Project Summary
City of Cedartown Product: Pour-in-Place playground
City of Douglasville Product: Pour-in-Place walkway
City of Fort Gaines Product: Parking lot paving
City of Snellville Product: Pour-in-Place playground
Clayton County Parks and Recreation Product: Pour-in-Place playground
Floyd County Government Product: Roadway paving
Fulton County Schools Product: Pour-in-Place playground
Georgia Southern University Research and Service Foundation Research
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Product: Roadway paving
Morgan County Board of Commissioners Product: Pour-in-Place playground
Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Authority Product: Pour-in-Place playground



Eligible applicants and recipients include counties, municipalities, or any combination of the same, or public authorities, agencies, commissions, or institutions.  

Local governments applicants must have a qualified local government status as of the date of their application, as determined by the Georgia Department of Community Affairshttps://apps.dca.ga.gov/LocalGovStatus/planning.asp


Grant Description and Project Tracks

Grants will be awarded subject to the amount of funds available. Eligible applicants may apply up to the established cap of $250,000. A total of $1,000,000 is available for funding for this grant cycle.

Projects at various stages will be considered. The timeline for the portion of the project funded by this grant may not exceed 24 months in length. There are two project tracks eligible for funding within the Tire Grant. Applicants must choose the project track and may not apply for more than one in the same grant cycle.


Tire-derived Products

These are projects that utilize tire-derived products (TDP). Awarded grant funds will only pay for the direct costs related to the incorporation of TDP and associated services into projects which would normally utilize conventional or virgin materials. Direct costs may include material costs or services, such as hauling, and mixing of the TDP.

TDP may be used in projects including, but not limited to:

  1. Paving
  2. Poured playgrounds or trails
  3. Mats, pavers, and tiles
  4. Courts for schools or parks
  5. Traffic related products

No matching is required for this track.


Research of New and/or Innovative Uses for Scrap Tires

These are projects that seek to identify innovative uses and/or conduct research, tests, or develop beneficial uses or products derived from scrap tires. Awarded grant funds may be used for all costs related to research, such as salaries and material testing.

For the Research of New and/or Innovative Uses of Scrap Tires track, the applicant must provide a minimum 20% match of the total project cost. Awarded grant funds will pay up to 80% of the total project cost.


Tire Grant Documents


Reporting and Invoicing


Resources for Applicants


Tire Grant Q&A


Tire Grant Schedule

The Tire Grant will be administered according to the following schedule:

July 12, 2023 Application period opens
August 31, 2023 Application submission deadline
September - October 2023 Application Review
November - December 2023 Grant Funds Awarded


Tire Grant Application Instructions

Completed applications and supporting materials may be submitted electronically through email or by mail. Applications may also be hand delivered. Applications through fax will not be accepted. 

Mailing and Street Address:       

Georgia Environmental Protection Division

Recovered Materials Unit

4244 International Parkway, Suite 104

Atlanta, GA 30354

[email protected]


EPD Tire Products Grant Informational Meeting Slides