Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant and Loan Programs
The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) was established in 2012 by AB 1532, SB 535, and SB 1018. The GGRF receives Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds which are appropriated by the Legislature and Governor for projects that support the goals of AB 32. California Climate Investments (CCI) are partially funded by the GGRF. Eligible investments identified in Statute include reducing GHG emissions through increased in-state diversion of municipal solid waste from disposal through waste reduction, diversion, and reuse.
CalRecycle established the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant and Loan Programs to provide financial incentives for capital investments in composting/digestion infrastructure and recycling and manufacturing facilities that will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions. A priority is to realize environmental and economic benefits in disadvantaged communities. These grants will promote infrastructure development at facilities in California that achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions by diverting more materials from landfills and producing beneficial products. Grants are targeted to build or expand organics infrastructure, such as composting and digestion, or rescuing food to feed people. Other targeted activities include new or expanded infrastructure for manufacturing products with recycled content fiber, plastic, or glass.
- Organics Grant Program
- Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant Program
- Greenhouse Gas Reduction Loan Program
2016-17 Grant and Loan Cycles
The Governor’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17 allocates $100 million in greenhouse gas reduction funds to CalRecycle. Pending approval of the Governor’s Budget, CalRecycle will allocate $61 million for the Organics Grant Program, which includes $57 million for standard organics projects and a $4 million set-aside for rural projects and a total of $15 million for the Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant Program. CalRecycle anticipates releasing the notices of funding availability for these programs within the next several months. In addition, approximately $5 million in loan funds will be available. Funding of these programs will be contingent upon passage of the FY 2016-17 Governor’s budget.
April 19, 2016 Public Meeting to discuss eligibility
criteria and evaluation process for the Greenhouse Gas
Reduction Organics Grant Program
- Overview of the organics grant program, scoring criteria and Request for Approval.
April 4, 2016 Workshop to discuss draft
program development for the Food Waste Prevention and Rescue
- Presentation (PDF, 1.8 MB)
2015-16 Grant and Loan Cycle
The Governor’s 2015-16 Revised Budget proposed authorizing a total of $60 million for CalRecycle to administer grant and loan programs. This included a $2 million set-aside for projects from rural areas.
The Legislature did not take action on most CCI funding allocations prior to the end of the legislative session. Thus, CalRecycle does not currently have CCI funding available for grants; however, previously approved CCI funding for the loan program was approved. CalRecycle is accepting FY 2015-16 loan applications, with $6 million available (as of May 2016).
October 16, 2015 Public Meeting to discuss eligibility criteria and evaluation process for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Revolving Loan Program
- Overviews of each program, scoring criteria and Request for Approval are now posted.
March 19, 2015
Workshop to discuss the proposed fiscal year 2015-16 criteria for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant
Programs (Organics Grant Program and Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant Program)
and the Loan Program at the CalEPA Headquarters Building.
If you require assistance accessing the presentation, please call the Office of Public Affairs at (916) 341-6300.
(Windows Media Video, 1.14 Mbps, 1hr., 38 min., 55 sec.)
*This recording is not currently accessible by web users with assistive technologies. Please email GHGReductions@CalRecycle.ca.gov if you need assistance accessing this video. The deadline for submitting comments was March 26, 2015.
- Comments received in response to the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant and Loan Programs Workshop March 19, 2015
2014-15 Grant and Loan Cycle
The Governor’s 2014-15 Budget included $25 million in Fiscal Year 2014–15 funds for CalRecycle to administer.
- Organics Grant Program Awards (PDF, 234 KB)
- Recycled Fiber, Plastic and Glass Grant Program Awards (PDF, 218 KB)
March 18, 2014 Public Meeting to discuss eligibility
criteria and evaluation process for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Grant and Loan Programs
- Overviews of each program and scoring criteria are now posted.
Feb. 6, 2014 Workshop
to Discuss Development of Proposed New Grant and Loan Programs for Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Organics and Manufacturing with Recyclable Materials (Fibers, Plastic, and Glass)
If you require assistance accessing the presentation or webinar video, please call the Office of Public Affairs at (916) 341-6300.
- Comments received in response to the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant and Loan Programs
Related CalRecycle Links
- GHGReductions@CalRecycle.ca.gov -- Program email
- Organic Materials Management
- Climate Change
- California’s 75 Percent Initiative
Join the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs Listserv to be notified by email about program updates and when funding becomes available.