California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

LEA Grants and Loans

Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement

General Information

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery administers the Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program, which provides up to $1 million annually in grants for the cleanup of illegal solid waste sites on farm or ranch property.

Eligibility

California cities, counties, resource conservation districts and Native American tribes are eligible. Private property owners that desire grant funding to clean up their property will need to coordinate with an eligible applicant for funding.

A site may be eligible for funding if the parcel(s) is(are) zoned for agricultural use, where unauthorized solid waste disposal has occurred, and where the site(s) is(are) in need of cleanup in order to abate a nuisance or public health and safety threat and/or a threat to the environment. Sites are not eligible for funding if the site is located on property where the owner or local agency is responsible for the illegal disposal of solid waste.

Funding

The grants are limited to $50,000 per cleanup or abatement project, with a limit of $200,000 per fiscal year for each eligible applicant.

Model Projects

Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program Model Projects, and additional Successful Projects are available online.

Cycle-Specific Information

FY: Fiscal year. FR: Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Code.

Current Cycle

Application due dates for fiscal year 2013/14 are July 16, 2013, October 29, 2013, and February 11, 2014. Contact Carla Repucci for more information.New

Please note that the resolutions are now due with the Grant Application instead of one month later as they were in the past.

Past Cycles

Questions

For program specific information, please contact Carla Repucci

Last updated: April 17, 2014
Grant and Loan Programs, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Grants/
Contact: Grants@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-5062