Grant Opportunities

Dear NYSASWM Member:

The Association is now accepting a second round of applications for two programs established in 2017 that provide grant funding for research work and internships.

The research program promotes improved/more efficient solid waste management practices, available to solid waste programs and educational institutions to explore nonstandard methods in the handling of solid waste and/or its ancillary products or services. Other options for research activity include investigating solid waste management practices to help solid waste managers in considering program feasibility as it relates to future planning, or providing additional information in response to New York State’s environmental goals. Facilities and educational institutions located in NYS can request funding for specific research applicable to their situation.

The internship program’s goal is to attract new talent to the field of solid waste management. It provides funding for interns to assist in solid waste projects or studies. The internship grant provides financial assistance to solid waste entities that hire one or more interns to complete a specific project/study, resulting in the improvement of operations or
programs. The proposed project or study should have general relevance to the field ofwaste management, waste reduction or recycling. Specifics will be shared with the NYSASWM membership through presentations at conferences and written reports to the Board, to improve the management of solid waste systems and programs statewide. Additionally, this program will expose interns to the solid waste management field for potential future career interest. Each internship can be awarded an amount not to exceed $8,000.

As an added benefit, the two programs (research and internship) can potentially be combined and awarded to one entity.

The NYSASWM Board of Directors will at this time accept requests for research grants and internships for the Board’s consideration at the May 19, 2019 meeting of the NYSASWM Board to be held during the Federation of Solid Waste Management Associations conference at the Sagamore in Bolton Landing. For consideration of Research and/or Internship Grants please fill out the attached application form(s) and submit to Executive Director Jeff Bouchard at NYSASWM, c/o NYSAC, 540 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 or via e-mail at The deadline for submission is May 3, 2019.

For more information on these programs contact Jeff Bouchard at (518) 568-2095 or me at 315-661-3236 or via email at


Stephen C. McElwain

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