California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Notice of Funds Available: Rubberized Pavement Grant Program (FY 2017–18)

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 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–Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Hot-Mix (Hot-Mix) and Rubberized Chip Seal (Chip Seal).

Criteria

Approval of Criteria, July 19, 2016

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.

  • 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.

Applicants may apply for and receive grants in consecutive fiscal years. However, applicants who received a Rubberized Pavement Grant in the last fiscal year will rank lowest in priority funding if the grant is oversubscribed. The following only pertains to individual applications, not regional applications.

If you have received six total grants under the Targeted Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (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.

Regional Application

Local governments may join together in a regional grant application in which two or more eligible jurisdictions join together for the purpose of grant implementation. A Regional Lead Participant (Lead) must be designated to act on behalf of all participating jurisdictions. The Lead is the applicant/grantee who will be responsible for the performance of the grant and all required documentation. CalRecycle will direct all official correspondence and grant payments to the Lead.  If a jurisdiction is a participant in a regional application, it may not apply individually. 

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). Recycled end-of-life crumb rubber that meets all specifications and standards can be used, as appropriate.
  • 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, 2020.
  • 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

  • $7,750,000 available for fiscal year (FY) 2017–18 
  • $350,000 maximum for Individual Application. If applying for a regional application, the maximum grant award shall not be greater than $500,000. The Lead or a participating jurisdiction is limited to no more than $350,000 of the grant award.
  • One or more projects can be combined into a single grant.
  • The funding of project(s) is based on the amount of rubberized pavement material proposed and number of previous CalRecycle RAC/Pavement grants received.
  • The award amount is based on a particular reimbursement rate depending on geographic area, the project type and category.
    • Hot-Mix Project: For Individual Application, grant awards are based on variable rate of $4-10 or $8-20 per ton of RAC hot-mix material proposed, depending on grant category. Eligible applicants that have had zero or one previous grant for rubberized pavement may request the full difference in cost between rubberized and conventional asphalt. For Regional Application, grant award is based on a $10 or $20 per ton of RAC hot-mix, regardless of grant category. Regional applications are not eligible for full differential. 
    • Chip Seal Project: Grant awards are based on a flat rate of 50 cents or $1 per square yard of chip seal material proposed, regardless whether the applicant is an Individual or a Regional Application.   

Timeline and Cycle Details

Dates Activity and Details
September 14, 2017
August 24, 2017
Question and Answer Period and Due Date Revised
  • 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.
October 5, 2017
September 14, 2017
Application Due Date Revised If you are unable to access GMS or need assistance, please send an email to grantassistance@calrecycle.ca.gov or call Jayme Tesser.
November 2, 2017
October 12, 2017
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.
December 2017 Grants Awarded

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

April 1, 2020 Grant Term

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

April 1, 2020 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.

Rubberized Pavement Grant Homepage

Last updated: July 31, 2017
Tire Recycling, Cleanup, and Enforcement Grants, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Grants/
Contact: (916) 341-5062 Grants@calrecycle.ca.gov