The Northwest Missouri Regional Solid Waste Management District, Region A, is aligned with the Regional Council made up of Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway and Worth counties. It is one of twenty Solid Waste Management Districts operating with uniquely different funding levels, board structures, administrative organization, geographic size and demographics. District oversight is provided by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Management Program.
Region A operates with a Full Council and Executive Board comprised of community leaders representing each county and cities with a population over 500. They meet on a regular basis; Full Council semi-annually and the Executive Board monthly. These two groups oversee all activities of the district, governed both by bylaws and Missouri state law.
The Solid Waste Advisory Committee, comprised of industry and regional community representatives, meets once each year. This committee makes recommendations to the Executive Board. Their job is to review the Solid Waste Management District goals and to advise the Executive Board on the merits of grant applications.
Region A Solid Waste Management Plan Goals
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Region A starts the grant process in February with a grant call, the public posting in regional newspapers of the availability of grant funds. Through a competitive grant application process, the grant requests submitted are evaluated and ranked by the Solid Waste Management District Executive Board in April. The grant requests must meet specific criteria established by the Executive Board to be considered for funding. This is a reimbursement grant program. Each applicant must document all aspects of their request including bid documents, budget, and letters of commitment from those providing in-kind goods and services or cash match. Match is required by the District at a minimum of 20% with some exceptions.
Applications approved at the local level are then submitted to the State for a second review process and approval. Once the State approves the application for funding, the grant funds are released to the District for distribution to the subgrantees.
A Financial Assistance Agreement (FAA) is signed between the subgrantee and the District to finalize the grant process.
The District reimburses the applicant with proof of payment and the designated invoice which is the last page of the FAA. All invoices must be approved by the Executive Board. Each subgrantee is responsible for quarterly status reports, and final report for the grant project. Each quarter, project and financial reports are completed documenting fund administration and waste diversion.
To be announced. No dates have been set for FY ‘15. We will be scheduling Household Hazardous Waste Collections in Nodaway and Worth County and two Composting Workshops to be scheduled for Atchison and Worth Counties.
Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments
114 W. Third St. | Maryville, MO 64468
Phone: (660) 582-5121 | Fax: (660) 582-7264