California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Notice of Funds Available:  Local Conservation Corps Grant Program (FY 2015-16)

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

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities for the  Local Conservation Corps to provide recycling services and implement litter abatement projects related to the collection and recovery of beverage containers, used oil, covered electronic waste and waste tires.

Awards

"RLC" followed by a number is the cycle code for the Local Conservation Corps Grant Program.

Cycle 30: RLC30 Awards | Approval of Awards, June 9, 2015

Criteria

Approval of Criteria, February 17, 2015

Eligibility

Applicants

Local Conservation Corps (LCC) that are designated by a county to perform litter abatement, recycling and related activities and are certified by the California Conservation Corps (CCC) as having operated for a minimum of two years and as meeting all other criteria of PRC section 14507.5 (a).

Projects

E-Waste:

  • E-waste recycling (if permitted)
  • E-waste collection
  • Education and outreach
  • Provide event labor and staff resources in partnership with local jurisdictions
  • Surveying and research

Waste Tire:

  • Collection and hauling services (if permitted)
  • Clean-up events
  • Education and outreach
  • Provide event labor and staff resources in partnership with local jurisdictions
  • Fleet support for local businesses and of governmental agencies

Used Oil:

  • Establishing a Certified Collection Center
  • Certified Collection Center signage compliance
  • Hosting filter exchange event
  • Education and outreach
  • Partner with local jurisdictions

Beverage Container Recycling (activities have remained the same):

  • Operation of recycling center
  • Clean-up events
  • Education and outreach
  • Collection programs at businesses, schools, multi-family complexes, and large venues
  • Partnerships with businesses, local jurisdictions or government agencies to provide recycling services

Funding

  • $15 million plus cost of living adjustment (COLA) is available for fiscal year (FY) 2015-2016.
  • The total amount of $21,414,454 is awarded from Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Account ($8,000,000); California Tire Recycling Management Fund ($5,000,000); California Used Oil Recycling Fund ($2,000,000); California Beverage Container Recycling Fund ($6,414,454). Funds are to be awarded equally among 13 LCCs, with a reduced amount of $800,029 to the most recently certified LCC.

Timeline and Cycle Details

Dates Activity and Details
May 8, 2015
Application Due Date Applicants who are unable to access GMS or need assistance should send an email to grantassistance@calrecycle.ca.gov or call Cara Rothenbaum.
July 2015 Grants Awarded

CalRecycle considers funding recommendations, and if approved, conditionally awards grants in this month (tentative).
July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017
Grant Term
Grantee may incur costs upon execution of the grant to the term end date.
June 30, 2017 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, understand and agree to all provisions contained therein as 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 are 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 Program Homepage

Last updated: August 26, 2015
Financial Assistance, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Funding/
Contact: grants@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-5062