California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Notice of Funds Available: Household Hazardous Waste 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 governments in implementing safe Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) programs for collection, public education, source reduction, reuse, and/or recycling of HHW.

Awards

Cycle 24: HD24 Awards | Approval of Awards, May 14, 2015

Criteria

Approval of Criteria, November 18, 2014

Eligibility

Applicants

On January 1, 2015, California Labor Code section 1782 will prohibit 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.

Only one application per qualifying entity will be accepted. Eligible applicants may submit an individual or regional application. One entity must be identified as the lead applicant to act on behalf of itself and its participating jurisdictions. The grants are available to:

  • Local governments (cities, counties, and city and counties) as defined in Public Resources Code section 30109 that have direct responsibility for HHW management.
  • Regional or local sanitation agencies and waste agencies, having direct responsibility for HHW management.
  • Joint Powers Authorities (JPA) if the JPA agreement includes solid and/or hazardous waste management responsibilities.
  • Qualifying Indian Tribes with direct responsibility for HHW management. 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 meets the criteria of the grant program.

Projects

This grant cycle offering is designed to fund construction projects that establish new HHW programs in California. HHW construction projects do not qualify for CalRecycle grant funding unless they are past the design phase of the project and are prepared for construction (shovel ready). Applicants must have completed proper site analysis, conceptual design and most of the local approval processes. The permitting, licensing and siting approval process must be well underway. Applicants must provide documentation by providing a completed General Checklist of Business Permits, Licenses and Filings form (CalRecycle 669). The applicant must convincingly indicate that they are beyond the planning phase of the construction project and can successfully complete the HHW construction project before the Grant Term ends (date of Notice to Proceed letter to March 28, 2018).

Grant applications must indicate one of the following types of projects:

  • Construction of a new Permanent HHW facility or Recycle-Only HHW Facility
  • Physical expansion of an existing Permanent HHW facility or Recycle-Only Facility

Projects that do not fall within one of these categories will not be eligible for grant funding.

Funding

  • $1,500,000 is available for fiscal year 2015–16
  • $350,000 is the maximum per grant award

Timeline and Cycle Details

Dates Activity and Details
January 9, 2015 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: grants@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.
  • Anticipated Q&As have been posted for this cycle. Review the Q&As before completing your application or submitting a question.
January 28, 2015 Application Due Date
February 25, 2015 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 notification must be uploaded in GMS by this date.
June 2015 Grants Awarded
CalRecycle considers funding recommendations, and if approved, conditionally awards grants in this month (tentative).
March 28, 2018 Grant Performance Period
Grantee may incur costs after the issuance of the Notice to Proceed date to this date.
March 28, 2018 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

    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.

Household Hazardous Waste Grant Program Homepage

Last updated: July 30, 2015
Used Oil and HHW Grants http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/HomeHazWaste/Grants.htm
Contact: (916) 341-5062 grants@calrecycle.ca.gov