California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Tire Grants

Questions and Answers: Tire-Derived Product Grant Program (FY 2014/15)

Questions about the Tire-Derived Product application were accepted in writing only, no later than November 14, 2014. Similar or related questions were grouped together or reworded for clarity and responded to as one question.

The questions and answer period is now closed for this grant cycle. All questions and answers are posted on this site.

General

  1. We have a project planned for Fiscal Years 2014–15 or 2015–16 and are considering using Tire-Derived Products (TDPs). We are specifically interested in obtaining a grant for recycled rubberized pavement or other TDPs.

    The TDP Grant Program cannot be used for rubberized pavement. The Rubberized Pavement Grant Program (TRP) provides grants for rubberized pavement projects (hot-mix and chip seal) for roadways, Class 1 bikeways, greenways, and disability access at parks. Unfortunately, the 2014–15 TRP Grant application period closed November 13, 2014. However, you may want to refer to page 4 of the Application Guidelines and Instructions for a description of eligible projects for future grants. The TDP Grant Program uses materials made from California waste tires for transportation, landscape, or agricultural projects. These projects may include playground infill, walking paths, athletic sports fields and tracks, landscaping, and horse stall mat surfacing. We encourage applicants to review the Tire Derived Product Catalog to obtain ideas for other projects using eligible TDPs.

  2. I have reviewed the application and note that the funding is available for playground safety surfacing and not for a synthetic turf soccer field. Do you have any other programs that offer funding for athletic fields? If so do you have an idea when the next funding cycle may be available?

    The TDP Grant Program provides funding for the crumb rubber portion of an artificial/synthetic turf sports field.

  3. If I have a school district applying for projects at several school sites, would I need to have a 227 form for each site or just one 227 form for the total project covering all sites?

    In order to confirm and verify the amount of California material proposed for installation at the project site, a separate Tire-Derived Product Certification (CalRecycle 227) is required for each project site.

Eligibility

  1. Our city is looking to complete a few projects using recycled tires. However, some of the projects may be completed before the grants are awarded. Would our projects still be eligible?

    No. As referenced on page 5 of the Application Guidelines and Instructions projects using any eligible tire-derived products cannot incur costs until the grant is awarded and the grantee receives a Notice to Proceed (NTP). Costs incurred outside of the grant term are not eligible for reimbursement. Grant awards are tentatively scheduled for February/March 2015. The execution of a grant agreement and NTP issuance will follow thereafter.

  2. I would like to know if street resurfacing using TDP such as ARAM is eligible under the TDP grant program?

    Street resurfacing is not eligible under the TDP Grant Program. Asphalt-Rubber Aggregate Membrane (referred to as ARAM) is not an approved TDP application. However, you may want to review page 4 of the Rubberized Pavement Grant Program’s (TRP) Application Guidelines and Instructions for eligible projects or contact Loreto Tamondong, Grant Manager, at 916- 341-6464. Unfortunately, the FY2014–15 TRP Grant application period closed November 13, 2014.

  3. Is the TDP grant open to a non-profit elementary school in Los Angeles which is not part of the public school system?

    Unfortunately, non-profit schools are not eligible. Consistent with the eligible applicants referenced on page 3 of the Application Guidelines and Instructions, only public school districts would be eligible.

Funding

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Application

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Last updated: November 20, 2014
Tire Recycling, Cleanup, and Enforcement Grants, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Grants/
Contact: (916) 341-5062 Grants@calrecycle.ca.gov