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Solid Waste EMS Participant Information

The Solid Waste Environmental Management System (EMS) program is a voluntary alternative to Iowa’s Comprehensive Planning program . Resources for EMS participants, including training information and example documents are provided below. All EMS reports and other program information may be accessed with the Electronic Document Search System .

DNR Contact
Laurie Rasmus


1 - Solid Waste EMS Overview


EMS Financial Assistance

EMS participants may request financial assistance by timely submitting both a pre-proposal and a grant application. Participants may apply in both the non-competitive Round 1 in the fall and the competitive Round 2 in the spring. For consideration, DNR must receive submissions by 4:00 PM on the due date.

Round 1 Due Dates

Pre-proposal: Sept 15
Application: Nov 1

Round 2 Due Dates

Pre-proposal: Feb15
Application: Apr 1

Additional documents to be submitted with applications:

Minority Impact Statement


12 - Tools