California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Notice of Funds Available: Rubberized Pavement Grant Program (FY 2014-15)

The application period for fiscal year (FY) 2014-15 is now closed.

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities to divert waste tires from landfill disposal, prevent illegal tire dumping, and promote markets for recycled-content tire products. The Rubberized Pavement Grant Program (formerly called the Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC) Grant Program) is designed to promote markets for recycled-content surfacing products derived from only California-generated waste tires. It is aimed at encouraging first-time or limited users of rubberized pavement in two project types - RAC Hot-Mix (Hot-Mix) and Rubberized Chip Seal (Chip Seal).

Awards

Note: "TRP" followed by a number is the cycle code for the Rubberized Pavement Grant Program.

Criteria

Eligibility

Applicants

  • Local Governments (cities, counties, and cities and counties) as defined in Public Resources Code section 48617.
  • Other local governmental agencies (including regional park districts, special districts, and Joint Powers Authorities [where all JPA members are also otherwise eligible applicants]).
  • State agencies (including offices, departments, bureaus, and boards). State agencies are only eligible for projects for Class 1 bikeways, greenways, and disability access at parks – see Projects for specific limitations.
  • Qualifying Indian Tribes. 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 which meets the criteria of the grant program.
  • California Labor Code section 1782 prohibits a charter city from receiving state funding or financial assistance for construction projects if that charter city does not comply with Labor Code sections 1770-1782. If any applicants or participating jurisdictions are charter cities or joint powers authorities that include charter cities, the lead applicant 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. If it is determined after award that a participating jurisdiction is a charter city prohibited from receiving state funds for this grant project, the grant will be terminated and any disbursed grant funds shall be returned to CalRecycle.

Applicants that have been awarded Pavement Grants are not eligible to apply in the following fiscal year. If you have received six total grants under the Targeted RAC Incentive Grant Program and/or the RAC Use Grant Program, and/or Pavement grants for hot-mix projects, you are no longer eligible to receive grants for hot-mix projects but may be eligible for grants to fund chip seal projects. If you have received six total grants under the Chip Seal Grant Program and/or Pavement grants for chip seal projects, you are no longer eligible to receive grants for chip seal projects, but you may still be eligible for grants to fund hot-mix projects. If you have reached the limit for both types of grant projects, you are no longer eligible to receive Pavement grants from CalRecycle.

Applicants that have been awarded Pavement Grants are not eligible to apply in the following fiscal year. Accordingly, those who received FY 2013-14 funding under the Pavement Grant Program cannot apply until fiscal year 2015-16.

Projects

An application may include rubberized pavement (hot-mix and chip seal) projects for roadways, Class 1 bikeways (as defined in Streets and Highway Code section 890.4(a)), greenways, and disability access at parks. A greenway is a travel corridor for pedestrians, bicycles, non-motorized vehicle transportation, recreation, or a combination thereof, located along natural landscape features, such as an urban watercourse. Projects must be owned and maintained by the applicant and accessible to the public.

State agencies are eligible only for projects for Class 1 bikeways, greenways, and disability access at parks. All projects are subject to the following requirements:

  • Only California-generated waste tires, processed in California, shall be used in the crumb rubber portion of the project(s).
  • The project(s) must be located in California.
  • Reimbursement will not exceed the amount stated on the Grant Agreement Cover Sheet (CalRecycle 110).
  • Construction of the RAC portion of any project must commence on or after the date indicated in the Notice to Proceed and be completed by April 1, 2017.
  • The binder material must contain a minimum of 300 pounds (equivalent to 15 percent by weight) of the tire-derived crumb rubber per ton of rubberized binder. The binder may be either asphalt rubber/field blend or terminal blend.

Additionally, the following are project requirements specific to the project type indicated:

  • Hot-Mix Project: Project(s) must use a minimum of 3,500 tons of RAC hot-mix.
  • Chip Seal Project: Project(s) must use a minimum area of 40,000 square yards of chip seal material.

Because of the amount of paving material used, local government and Qualifying Indian tribe applicants may combine projects for Class 1 bikeways, greenways, and disability access at parks with eligible roadway projects in order to satisfy Pavement Grant Program minimums.

Funding

  • $8,000,000 available for FY 2014-15.
  • $250,000 per grant award.
  • One or more projects can be combined into a single grant.
  • The funding of project(s) is based on the amount of RAC material proposed and number of previous CalRecycle RAC/Pavement grants received.
  • The award amount is based on a particular reimbursement rate depending on the project type and category.
    • Hot-Mix Project: Grant awards are based on variable rate of $4-10 per ton of RAC hot-mix material proposed, depending on grant category.
    • Chip Seal Project: Grant awards are based on a flat rate of $0.50 per square yard of chip seal material proposed.

Timeline and Cycle Details

Dates Activity and Details
October 23, 2014




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.
November 13, 2014 Application Due Date
December 16, 2014 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.
January 2015 Grants Awarded

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

April 1, 2017 Grant Term

Grantee may incur costs from the date indicated in the Notice to Proceed to this date.

April 1, 2017 Deadline for: Final Report and final Payment Request.

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.

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.

Rubberized Pavement Grant Homepage

Last updated: October 8, 2014
Tire Recycling, Cleanup, and Enforcement Grants, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Grants/
Contact: (916) 341-5062 Grants@calrecycle.ca.gov