California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Beverage Container Recycling Grant Programs

Notice of Funds Available:  Beverage Container Recycling Grant Program (FY 2016-17 and 2017-18) 

The application period for fiscal year (FY) 2016-17 and FY 2017-18 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, regional programs, public colleges and universities, public school districts, non-profit organizations, and qualifying Indian Tribes. The fundamental goal of the program is to reach and maintain an 80 percent recycling rate for all California Refund Value beverage containers–aluminum, glass, plastic, and bi-metal.

Awards

Approval of Awards for FY 2016-17 and 2017-18

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

Criteria

Approval of Criteria, April 19, 2016

Eligibility

Applicants

  • California cities, counties, Joint Powers Authorities, Special Districts, and other local government entities.
  • Public colleges and universities and public K-12 school districts.
  • Non-profit organizations (except private schools K-12) registered with the federal government under 501(c)3, (c)4, (c)6, or (c)10 of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • 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.

As of January 1, 2015, California Labor Code section 1782 prohibits charter cities from receiving state funds or financial assistance for construction projects if those cities do not comply with sections 1770-1782 of the Labor Code. If a charter city will be included in an application (either as the sole applicant, as a participant in a regional application, or as a member of an applicant Joint Powers Authority), more information can be found on CalRecycle's California Labor Code section 1782

Projects

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

Funding

  • $1,500,000 available for each fiscal year (FY) 2016–17 and 2017–18

  • $50,000 is the minimum and $250,000 is the maximum per grant award

Timeline and Cycle Details
Dates Activity and Details
June 3, 2016

Question and Answer Period and Due Date

  • 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 7, 2016

Application Due Date

If you are unable to access GMS or need assistance, please send an email to grantassistance@calrecycle.ca.gov or call Ms. Donnell Duclo.

August 8, 2016

Secondary Due Date

  • If the resolution is not submitted with the application, it must be uploaded in GMS by this date.
  • If applicable.  If the applicant does not have an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing and Practices Policy, the applicant must adopt a policy and upload the EPPP Notification document in GMS by this date.

December 2016
(FY 2016‒17)

August 2017
(FY 2017‒18) 

Grants Awarded

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

June 28, 2019
(FY 2016‒17)

June 30, 2020
(FY 2017‒18)

Grant Performance Term

Grantee may incur costs after the issuance of the Notice to Proceed to this date.

June 28, 2019
(FY 2016‒17)

June 30, 2020
(FY 2017‒18)

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

Grant Administration Documents

Terms and Conditions for FY 2016-17

Terms and Conditions for FY 2017-18

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 FY 2016-17 (Revised June 14, 2016)

Procedures and Requirements for FY 2017-18

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: August 17, 2017
Beverage Container Recycling Grants, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Grants/
Contacts: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Contacts.htm