California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

LEA Grants and Loans

Notice of Funds Available: Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement (FY 2016-17)

The fiscal year (FY) 2016-17 grant application period is now closed.

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.

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 GMS to make the application complete. Grantees must submit the remaining forms before cleanup costs are incurred.

Awards

Note: "FR" followed by a number is the cycle code for the Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program.

Criteria

Eligibility

Applicants

Eligible applicants include cities, counties, resource conservation districts and federally recognized Native American tribes. Native American tribes as defined in PRC § 48100(d)(1). For purposes of the grant “Applicant” and “Local Agency” mean cities, counties, resource conservation districts and Native American tribes.

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.

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, nor any resident, invitee, licensee, lessee, or person the current property owner purchased or inherited from, by contract, agreement, or other arrangement, brought any of the subject solid waste onto the property; 
  • The aforementioned parties did not direct, authorize, permit or otherwise provide consent to another to bring the solid 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, or was (for sites previously remediated), an illegal disposal site (i.e., 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 as defined in Title 14 CCR§ 17991(d). 

Funding

  • $1,000,000 is available for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016–17 
  • Up to $200,000 per grant award, with a maximum of $50,000 per site or cleanup project

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 21, 2016

November 3, 2016

February 2, 2017

Application Due Date

If you are unable to access GMS or need assistance, please send an email to grantassistance@calrecycle.ca.gov or call Danielle Abila.

August 23, 2016

December 6, 2016

March 2, 2017

Secondary Due Date-Resolution

  • If the resolution is not submitted with the application: The approved resolution must be uploaded in GMS  by this date.

September 2016

January 2017

April 2017

Grants Awarded

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

July 1, 2018 Pilot Grantees: All Sites must be approved
Notice to Proceed
March 9, 2019

Grant Term

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

Pilot Grantees: Cleanup costs may not be incurred until CalRecycle receives and approves all remaining application documents.

March 19, 2019 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. 

Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Homepage

Last updated: April 13, 2017
Grant and Loan Programs, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Funding/
Contact: Grants@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-5062