California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Notice of Funds Available: Household Hazardous Waste Grant Program (FY 2018-19) HD31

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities for the for the local governments in implementing safe Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) programs for collection, public education, source reduction, reuse, and/or recycling of HHW.

FY 2018–19 will consist of Cycle 30 for construction projects and Cycle 31 for small projects.

Criteria

Approval of Criteria, January 23, 2018.

Eligibility

Applicants

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 any applicants or participating jurisdictions are charter cities or joint powers authorities that include charter cities, the lead participating jurisdiction must certify that Labor Code section 1782 does not prohibit any included charter city from receiving state funds for the project described in this application, 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 has been designed for smaller projects that complement existing and/or regional HHW programs in California. Grant applications must include one or more of the following types of projects:

  • HHW public education and outreach for general audiences (may include extended producer responsibility (EPR) information).
  • Implementation of sustainable EPR collection opportunities, to include but not limited to:
    • Promotion of an ongoing retail take-back program such as batteries or fluorescent lamps at local hardware stores, businesses, or government facilities.
    • Promotional collection events hosted at businesses or government facilities.
    • Promotional public education and outreach materials specifically for local retail take-back programs.
  • Project to:
    • Determine and implement the most safe and cost effective methods for collecting propane gas cylinders and/or marine flares.
    • Implement effective education programs and identify effective incentives that reduce the disposal of household hazardous waste. The incentives must be something reusable to replace HHW being disposed (does not include monetary or SWAG incentives, rechargeable batteries, adapters, valves, caps or other accessories for refilling propane canisters).
  • Set-up and operation of temporary or mobile collection program for one-day or multi-day collection events for the following except for those materials that are currently covered by another recycling/collection program (e.g. covered electronic waste, cell phones, thermostat, etc.):
    • Common HHW materials and universal waste.
    • Marine flares
    • Propane gas cylinders up to 5 gallons
    • Solar panels as a pilot project. Awardees are required to collect and report data on type/style of panels, manufacturer, volume, and the method of disposal.
  • New or expanded curbside and/or door-to-door collection programs to allow for the collection of new and eligible HHW materials.
  • Minor improvements to an existing HHW facility. (Examples include but are not limited to: storage bins, signage, painting, paving, shelving, etc.)
  • Purchase of personal protection equipment.
  • 8-hour refresher Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standards (HAZWOPER) training.

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

Small Projects Funding

  • $1,000,000 is available for fiscal year (FY) 2018–19.
  • $50,000 for individual applicants per grant award.
  • $100,000 for the following applicants:
    • Rural area counties (must have population of 200,000 or less)
    • Regional or JPA applicants

Timeline and Cycle Details

Dates Activity and Details
March 6, 2018 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 email: 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.
March 20, 2018 Application Due Date

If you are unable to access the GMS or need assistance you may send an email to grantassistance@calrecycle.ca.gov or call Mrs. Jayme Tesser.

April 24, 2018 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.
July 2018 Grants Awarded

CalRecycle considers funding recommendations, and if approved, conditionally awards grants in this month (tentative).

September 30, 2021 Grant Performance Period

Grantee may incur costs after the issuance of the Notice to Proceed date to this date.

September 30, 2021 Deadline for: Final Report and final Payment Request.

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: February 15, 2018
Used Oil and HHW Grants http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/HomeHazWaste/Grants.htm
Contact: (916) 341-5062 grants@calrecycle.ca.gov