Tire Recycling, Cleanup, and Enforcement Grants
Rubberized Pavement Grant Program
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) provides the Rubberized Pavement (Pavement) Grant Program, formerly called the Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC) Grant Program, to promote markets for recycled-content surfacing products derived from waste tires generated in California and decrease the adverse environmental impacts created by unlawful disposal and stockpiling of waste tires. RAC is a proven road paving material that has been used in California since the 1970s. It is made by blending ground tire rubber with asphalt binder which is then mixed with conventional aggregate materials.
Under the Pavement Grant Program, the Targeted RAC Incentive Grant and RAC Chip Seal Grant have been consolidated into one grant with two project types--RAC and Chip Seal projects.
The program provides competitive grants to encourage first-time or limited users of RAC. It is available to public entities which include: California cities, counties, regional park districts, special districts, Joint Powers Authorities, state agencies (including offices, departments, bureaus, and boards) and Qualifying Indian Tribes. Applicants that have been previously awarded Pavement Grants are not eligible to apply in the following fiscal year.
Join the Pavement Listserv to be notified by email for program updates and when funding becomes available.
- Application materials for FY 2015-16 will tentatively be available late Summer 2015.
Note: "FY"=Fiscal Year, "TRPxx"=Tire Rubberized Pavement and the cycle number for the specific grant cycle.
- FY 2014-15 (Cycle 5): Application Information | TRP5 Awards
- FY 2013-14 (Cycle 4): Application Information | TRP4 Awards
- FY 2012-13 (Cycle 3): Application Information | TRP3 Awards
- FY 2011-12 (Cycles 1, 2): Application Information | TRP1 Awards, TRP2 Awards
- Prior to FY 2011-12 CalRecycle offered separate grants for RAC and Chip Seal projects.