The Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District has announced the availability of approximately $150,000.00, pending MDNR official award letter, in grant funds available for solid waste projects within the seven county areas that the district serves. This includes the counties of Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington.

An information packet is included for your review. Proposals are due by 12:00 noon on Friday, August 21, 2020. Please send applications to Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District, 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, MO 65559.

The grant packet changes to some degree each year. MDNR now requires much more detail on applications than in past years. Please read the entire grant packet before preparing your application. Applicants are expected to inform the district of their interest and direct questions regarding an application to either Tammy Snodgrass or Jill Hollowell at (573) 265-2993 or by email at or


2021 grant information packet and application

2021 priorities and projects examples Final

While there is a budget form within the application, you may prefer to use this PDF fillable budget for your actual grant application submission. 

Important Dates

Grant Round Opens: July 1, 2020

Grant due date: Aug. 21, 2020 by noon

Grant workshop:  July 29, 2020 10 a.m. to noon

Click here for ideas on targeted materials and examples of projects that the region finds a priority.

Click here for previously funded projects.