California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Notice of Funds Available: Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant Program (FY 2014-15)

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

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) offers the Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass (FPG) Grant Program pursuant to proposed Public Resources Code section 42999 pending approval of the Governor’s proposed budget and Trailer Bills. The purpose of this grant program is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by expanding existing capacity or establishing new facilities in California that use California-generated postconsumer recycled fiber (paper, textiles, carpet, or wood), plastic, or glass to manufacture products.

Awards

Note: "FPG" followed by a number is the cycle code for the Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant Program.

Criteria

Eligibility

Applicants

  • Local governments
    • Cities, counties, and cities and counties as defined in Public Resources Code section 30109.
    • Regional or local sanitation agencies, waste agencies, or Joint Powers Authorities.
  • Private, for-profit entities. For purposes of this program, a “private, for-profit entity” is defined as a business intended to operate at a profit and return a profit to its owners. This definition includes benefit corporations, as defined in Corporations Code section 14601(a). The business must be qualified to do business in California and in good standing with all applicable California state agencies, including, but not limited to, the Secretary of State and the Franchise Tax Board.
  • Solid waste service providers, owners/operators of solid waste facilities (e.g., landfills and transfer stations).
  • Operators of fiber, plastic, or glass manufacturing facilities.
  • State agencies (including offices, departments, bureaus, and boards).
  • The University of California, the California State University, or California Community Colleges.
  • Nonprofit organizations (except private schools) 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.
    2. Can establish that it is a government entity and which meets the criteria of the grant program.

Projects

Eligible Projects Include:

  • Construction, renovation, or expansion of facilities in California using California-derived recycled-content fiber, plastic, or glass in the manufacture of value-added products; this includes purchase of equipment, machinery, and real estate improvements associated with the installation thereof.
    • A manufacturing facility may partner with another facility, including a supplier of recycled-content feedstock.
Projects must be located in California and result in permanent, annual, and measurable:
  1. Reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by manufacturing products with California-generated recycled-content fiber, plastic, or glass.
  2. Increases in quantity (tons) of California-generated fiber, plastic, and glass materials diverted from landfills, and used to manufacture products.

    For the purposes of this program, a manufactured “product” is defined as a good or package in a form which requires no further processing or forming before it is offered for sale to an end-user. It does not include intermediate products, such as plastic pellets sold as feedstock to a converter for fabrication into a consumer product.

Funding

  • $5,000,000 is available for FY 2014-15, subject to funding availability.
  • $3,000,000 is the maximum available grant award per application.
Timeline and Cycle Details
Dates Activity and Details
June 25, 2014 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: GHGReductions@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 Application Due Date If you are unable to access GMS or need assistance you may send an email to  grantassistance@calrecycle.ca.gov or call Cara Rothenbaum
August 28, 2014 Secondary Due Date - Resolution and Environmentally Preferable Purchasing and Practices (EPPP) Policy
  • If the resolution is not submitted with the application: The approved resolution must be uploaded in GMS by this date
  • If the applicant does not have an EPPP Policy at the time of application: An EPPP Policy must be adopted and the Notification must be uploaded in GMS by this date
November 2014 October 2014 Grants Awarded
CalRecycle considers funding recommendations, and if approved, conditionally awards grants in this month (tentative)
April 1, 2019 Grant Performance Period
Grantee may incur costs from after the issuance of the Notice to Proceed to this date
April 1, 2019 Deadline for: Final Report, Final Payment Request and Request for 10 Percent Withhold

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 (Revised July 2015)

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.

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