Currently, ARTS does not have grant funds available for this fiscal
year (July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011). Please check back as funds may
be available again in future fiscal years.
ARTS grants are available to any municipality or publicly-funded agency
in South Carolina for any civil engineering project using whole tires,
shredded tires, chipped tires, crumb rubber, etc. This includes uses
Retaining Wall Backfill
Whole Tire Retaining Walls
ARTS also welcomes applicants to suggest project
ideas not listed here. All grant applications must be approved by
ARTS and the SC Waste Tire Committee.
Grant money comes from the state's Waste Tire Trust
Fund. A $2 fee is paid on each new tire sold in South Carolina.
Of that fee, 50 cents is placed in the Waste Tire Trust Fund. The
fund is used for grants to local governments and to promote the
collection and recycling of waste tires. Grants are now accepted
on an on-going basis.
Criteria for funding consideration:
Sustainability and need
Technical and financial feasibility
Managerial and technical expertise
Benefits to the State
Cost of project
here to download
an ARTS grant application in Microsoft Word
Click here to
download an ARTS grant application in PDF format
NEW! Guidelines for Recreational Projects
The South Carolina Waste Tire Committee recently approved Guidelines
for Recreational Projects (Sports Surfaces, Sports Infill Systems,
Playgrounds, Running Tracks, Walking Trails, etc.)
to view the Guidelines for Recreational Projects
If your organization is interested in applying for an ARTS grant
for a recreational project, please view these guidelines before
filling out the ARTS grant application.