California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Beverage Container Recycling Grant Programs

Notice of Funds Available: Beverage Container Recycling Grants, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-15 and 2015-16

The application period for fiscal year (FY) 2014-15 and FY 2015-16 is now closed.

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers the Beverage Container Recycling Grant Program to provide opportunities for California local government agencies, cities, counties or regional programs, public colleges/universities/public school districts, non-profit organizations, and qualifying Indian Tribes to promote increased recycling of beverage containers throughout California and reduce the beverage container litter in the waste stream.

Awards

Approval of Awards for FY 2014-15 and 2015-16, February 26, 2015

Note: "RBC" followed by a number is the cycle code for the Beverage Container Recycling Grants.

Criteria

Approval of Criteria for FY 2014-15 and 2015-16, June 30, 2014

Eligibility

Applicants

Only one application per qualifying entity will be accepted. Eligible applicants may submit an individual or regional application. Eligible applicants include:

  • California cities, counties, other local government entities, Joint Powers of Authorities and special districts
  • Public colleges and universities, public K-12 school districts
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Qualifying Indian Tribes. A “Qualifying Indian Tribe” is defined as an Indian tribe, band, nation or other organized group or community, residing within the borders of California, which:

    (1) Is recognized for special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of the status of its members as Indians; or

    (2) Can establish that it is a government entity and which meets the criteria of the grant program

Projects

CalRecycle is seeking projects that implement new or enhance existing programs to provide convenient beverage container recycling opportunities in various locations statewide. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Multi-family dwellings (five units or more)
  • Public colleges/universities and public K-12 school districts
  • Outreach and education
  • Community events including, but not limited to, those sponsored by local jurisdictions
  • Parks/recreational areas

Funding

  • $1,500,000 is available for each grant cycle, FY 2014-15 and FY 2015-16, subject to funding availability.
  • $50,000 is the minimum available for grant awards.
  • $250,000 is the maximum available for individual grant awards.
  • For regional applications: $250,000 is the maximum available for the regional grant award, subject to availability.
Timeline and Cycle Details
Dates Activity and Details
July 22, 2014

Phase 1 - Question and Answer Period

  • Questions may be submitted from application release date to this date
  • Questions regarding the application and its requirements must be submitted in writing via e-mail: BevContainerGrants@CalRecycle.ca.gov.
  • Questions and answers (Q&A) will be posted periodically during the Q&A period.
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to check the Q&A web page regularly to ensure that they are aware of all program details.
July 31, 2014

Phase 1 - Application Due Date

If you are unable to access the GMS system or need assistance, you may send an e-mail to grantassistance@calrecycle.ca.gov or call Ms. Donnell Duclo.

August 11, 2014 Evaluation of Phase 1
September 15, 2014 Phase 2 Invitations Sent
October 15, 2014

Phase 2 - Question and Answer Period

  • Questions may be submitted from the date on invitation to this date
  • Questions regarding the application and its requirements must be submitted in writing via e-mail: BevContainerGrants@CalRecycle.ca.gov.
  • Questions and answers (Q&A) will be posted periodically during the Q&A period.

It is the applicant's responsibility to check the Q&A web page regularly to ensure that they are aware of all program details.

October 28, 2014

Phase 2 – Secondary Due Date

  • All required documents must be uploaded in GMS by this date.
February 2015

Grants Awarded

CalRecycle considers funding recommendations, and if approved, conditionally awards grants during this month (tentative)

June 30, 2017 (RBC26 FY 2014/15)
June 30, 2018 (RBC27 FY 2015/16)

Grant Term

Notice to Proceed to this date

June 30, 2017 (RBC26 FY 2014/15)
June 30, 2018 (RBC27 FY 2015/16)

Deadline for: Final Report, final Payment Request and Request for 10 Percent Withhold.

Grant Administration Documents

Terms and Conditions for RBC26 FY 2014-15

Terms and Conditions for RBC27 FY 2015-16

Notice: Submission of an application constitutes an acknowledgment that you have read these Terms and Conditions and understood and agreed that they will be part of the Grant Agreement upon an award of any grant funds.

The text of these Terms and Conditions may not be altered, changed or revised in any way, except in writing by mutual agreement of the parties pursuant to the Amendment provision herein. In the event of any dispute regarding the content of these Terms and Conditions, the original document contained in the grant cycle file located at the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 will control. These Terms and Conditions are applicable only to the specified cycle and/or Fiscal Year of the particular grant program specified.

If you require assistance in obtaining access to this document, please use the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Procedures and Requirements for RBC26 FY 2014-15, revised March 2015 Updated

Procedures and Requirements for RBC27 FY 2015-16

Notice: These Procedures and Requirements are in draft form. Upon issuance of Grant Agreement, these Procedures and Requirements shall become final.

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the Procedures and Requirements prior to issuance of the Grant Agreement. Any such changes will be non-negotiable. In the event that any changes are made to the Procedures and Requirements, all Grantees will be notified as to what specific changes have been made.

Once the Grant Agreement has been issued and the Procedures and Requirements have become final, the text of the incorporated Procedures and Requirements may not be altered, changed or revised in any way, except in writing by mutual agreement of the parties pursuant to the Amendment provision contained in the Terms and Conditions. In the event of any dispute regarding the content of the incorporated Procedures and Requirements, the original document contained in the grant cycle file located at the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 will control. These Procedures and Requirements are applicable only to the specific cycle and/or Fiscal Year of the particular grant program specified.

If you require assistance in obtaining access to this document, please use the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Beverage Container Recycling Grant Homepage

Last updated: April 21, 2015
Beverage Container Recycling Grants, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Grants/
Contacts: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Contacts.htm