California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Notice of Funds Available: Tire-Derived Product Grant (FY 2014-15)

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

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a competitive grant program to provide opportunities to divert tires from landfill disposal, prevent illegal tire dumping, and promote markets for recycled-content products. The Tire-Derived Product Grant (TDP) Program is a reimbursement grant designed to use TDPs for repurposing projects such as pathways, landscaping, mats, playground surfacing, curb stops, and ramps.

Awards

Note: “TDP” followed by a number is the cycle code for the Tire-Derived Product Grant Program.

Additional applicants were awarded through the reallocation of the FY 2014-15 Tire Recycling Management Program funds.

Criteria

Eligibility

Applicants

  • Public entities which include: California cities, counties, public school districts, public colleges and universities, special districts, park or recreational districts, and state agencies (including offices, departments, bureaus, and boards).
  • 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.

Projects

Only one application per qualifying entity will be accepted and only for projects within California. A minimum of 2,500 California-generated waste tires must be used per application. Multiple products/projects may be combined to achieve this minimum. Project(s) must not have previously received CalRecycle grant funds.

Funding

  • $823,747 available for fiscal year (FY) 2014--15
  • $150,000 per grant award
  • One or more projects can be combined into a single grant

California Labor Code Section 1782

On January 1, 2015, this law 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.

CalRecycle does not determine whether charter cities have complied with the provisions of the Labor Code. CalRecycle also does not make determinations as to whether a grant project is a “construction project” as the term is used in the Labor Code.

CalRecycle requires that any application that includes a charter city (either as the sole applicant, as a participant in a regional application, or as a member of an applicant Joint Powers Authority) include a certification by the applicant that all charter cities included in the application are eligible to receive grant funds for the project described in the application. If it is later found that grant funds were received in violation of Labor Code section 1782, the grant will be terminated and the grantee will be required to return any CalRecycle funds.

Labor Code section 1782 requires the Director of Industrial Relations to maintain a list of charter cities in compliance with that section. Once that list is published, CalRecycle will refine the certification to apply only to those charter cities not on the list.

Timeline and Cycle Details
Dates Activity and Details
November 14, 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
December 4, 2014 Application Due Date
January 13, 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.
February 2015 Grants Awarded

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

April 1, 2017 Grant Performance Period

Grantee may incur costs from after the issuance of 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.

Tire-Derived Product Grant Homepage

Last updated: July 22, 2015
Tire Recycling, Cleanup, and Enforcement Grants, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Grants/
Contact: (916) 341-5062 Grants@calrecycle.ca.gov