California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

LEA Grants and Loans

Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement (FY 2013/14)

This page has been revised on December 12, 2013. Revised language is in green highlight.

Eligibility  | Funding | Timeline and Cycle Details | Grant Administration Documents

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities for the cleanup of illegal disposal sites on farm and ranch property. Farm and Ranch property, as defined in California Code of Regulations, section 17991(d), means a piece of property, publicly or privately owned, that is used for rangeland or agricultural activities such as, but not limited to commercial livestock and crop production, horticulture, aquaculture, silviculture, floriculture, vermiculture and viticulture. Farm or ranch property need not have active sales or production, but shall be appropriately zoned, or otherwise authorized for agricultural activities. Farm or ranch property includes appurtenant easements or right-of-ways such as, but not limited to, public roads and utilities.

New Pilot Program

Applicants in the third cycle may choose to apply under the pilot project (Pilot) if they need additional time to submit documents identified in the Application Guidelines. The Pilot will allow an applicant to apply for funds for existing illegal disposal sites with only a resolution and an estimate of expenses submitted by the application due date. After grant award, the grantee will then complete and submit the remaining application forms to GMSWeb to make the application complete. Grantees will submit the remaining forms before cleanup costs are incurred.

Eligibility

Applicants

  • Eligible applicants include cities, counties, resource conservation districts and federally recognized Native American tribes.

Projects

A site may be eligible for funding if all of the following criteria are met:

  • The parcel where the site is located is zoned, or otherwise authorized, for agricultural use;
  • Unauthorized solid waste disposal has occurred on the site;
  • The site is in need of cleanup in order to abate a nuisance or public health and safety threat and/or a threat to the environment;
  • Neither the applicant, nor the property owner, deposited, authorized or allowed another person to deposit the waste onto the property;
  • The site is used, has been used, or could be used for rangeland or agricultural activities, including, but not limited to, commercial livestock, crop production, horticulture, aquaculture, silviculture, floriculture, vermiculture and viticulture;
  • The site is an illegal disposal site (e.g., not permitted and not exempt from obtaining a solid waste facility permit and is not a closed site);
  • The responsible party either cannot be identified, located, or pay for timely and proper remediation; and,
  • The current use, or intended future use, of the site is consistent with the definition of Farm and Ranch Property.

Funding

  • $1,000,000 available for fiscal year (FY) 2013/14
  • Up to $50,000 per site or cleanup project
  • Maximum award of $200,000 per fiscal year

Please note: Funding is contingent upon and subject to the availability of funds appropriated for this grant. 

Timeline and Cycle Details

Date Activity and Details
  • July 16, 2013
  • October 29, 2013
  • February 11, 2014
Application Due Date

If you are unable to access the GMSWeb system or need assistance you may send an email to grantassistance@calrecycle.ca.gov or call Danielle Abila.

  • September
  • December
  • April

Grants Awarded

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

July 1, 2015

For Pilot Grantees: All sites must be approved by this date.

Notice to Proceed-March 2, 2016

Grant Term

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

For Pilot grantees: cleanup costs may not be incurred until CalRecycle receives and approves all application documents.

March 2, 2016 Deadline for: Final Report, Final Payment Request, and Request for 10 Percent Withhold.

Grant Administration Documents

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.

Disclaimer: 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.

Farm and Ranch Grant Home Page

Last updated: December 12, 2013
Grant and Loan Programs, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Grants/
Contact: Grants@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-5062