California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Beverage Container Recycling Grant Programs

Notice of Funds Available: Local Conservation Corps Grant Program FY 2013/14

The application period for fiscal year (FY) 2013/14 is now closed.

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) will distribute $15 million plus a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for grant projects to certified community conservation corps for beverage container recycling and litter reduction programs. All grants awarded cannot comprise more than 75 percent of the annual budget of each corps.

Awards

"RLCxx"=Local Conservation Corps and the cycle number for the specific grant cycle.

Cycle 28: RLC28 Awards | Approval of Awards, June 12, 2013

Eligibility

Applicants

Corps must be certified by the California Conservation Corps by March 1st of the previous fiscal year (FY 2012/13).

Projects

All project(s) must have a major emphasis on beverage container recycling and/or litter abatement and must involve the collection of all CRV material types. Projects that are eligible for grant funds include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing new projects to increase beverage container recycling volumes and consumer convenience.
  • Enhancing or assisting existing projects that increase beverage container recycling.
  • Increasing awareness for the “where, what and why” of beverage container recycling.
  • Developing new or enhanced projects to increase beverage container recycling sustainability, litter reduction, or litter abatement.

Operating a Certified Recycling Center

If inside a Convenience Zone:

  • Ineligible for handling fees
  • The area must be unserved/vacant for a minimum of 6 months
  • Must not be within 2.5 miles from an existing certified recycling center.

If outside a Convenience Zone:

  • Ineligible for handling fees
  • The recycling center must not be within 5 miles of an existing certified recycling center.

Funding

  • $15 million plus cost of living adjustment (COLA) available for fiscal year (FY) 2013/2014
    The base funding allocation for each certified corps is $1,162,119 for FY 2013/14. The total base allocation amount reflects seventy-five percent (75%) of the total funding available distributed equally to each certified corps. The remaining twenty-five percent (25%) will be distributed competitively based on two components:

    1. Fifteen percent (15%) allocated based on the number of CRV beverage containers collected during FY 2011/12.

    2. Ten percent (10%) allocated based on the container volume increase as compared to two years prior (FY 2010/11).

Cash Advance

Government Code Section 11019 authorizes CalRecycle to make advance payments to corps if it is determined that a cash advance is essential for the effective implementation of the corps beverage container recycling program. CalRecycle may disburse up to 25 percent of the total grant amount as a cash advance, if requested and approved.

Timeline and Cycle Details
Dates Activity and Details
May 28, 2013

Application Due Date

If you are unable to access the GMSWeb system or need assistance, you may send an email to grantassistance@calrecycle.ca.gov or call Danielle Abila.

June 2013 Grants Agreements Executed
CalRecycle considers funding recommendations, and if approved, conditionally awards grants in this month (tentative).
July 1, 2013 Grant Term Begins
June 30, 2015 Grant End Date

Grant Administration Documents

Terms and Conditions

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

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.

Local Conservation Corps Grant Homepage

Last updated: June 18, 2014
Beverage Container Recycling Grants, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Grants/
Contacts: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BevContainer/Contacts.htm