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 with a $1 million budget. 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 have been recommended for an award. More information to come soon. Updated October 31, 2023
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 Affairs: https://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.
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:
- Poured playgrounds or trails
- Mats, pavers, and tiles
- Courts for schools or parks
- 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
EPD Tire Products Grant Informational Meeting Slides