California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Tire Grants

Notice of Funds Available:  Tire-Derived Aggregate 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 Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA) Grant Program (Program) provides assistance to civil engineers in solving a variety of engineering challenges. TDA, which is produced from shredded tires, is lightweight, free-draining, and a less expensive alternative to conventional lightweight aggregates. 

Criteria

Approval of Criteria, June 19, 2017

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.

  • All California local government entities (including cities, counties, and cities and counties).
  • Special districts (including transportation districts).
  • Joint Powers Authorities (JPA) (where all JPA members are also otherwise eligible applicants).
  • Public school districts.
  • All California State agencies (including offices, departments, bureaus, and boards).
  • University of California campuses, the California State University campuses, and California Community Colleges.
  • Private, for-profit entities.  For purposes of this Program, a “private, for-profit entity” (PFP) is defined as a business intended to operate at a profit and return a profit to its owner(s).  The business must be California-based or domiciled in another state with an existing operational presence in California (certain limitations apply; please see Application Guidelines and Instructions for complete details).
  • Non-profit organizations (except private elementary or secondary schools) registered with the federal government under section 501(c)(3), (c)(4), (c)(6), or (c)(10) of the Internal Revenue Code..
    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

Projects generally fall into one of four categories (see TDA Uses for more complete descriptions):

Category 1: Lightweight fill (slope stabilization, embankment fill, landslide repair, and retaining walls).
Category 2: Vibration mitigation (under rail lines).
Category 3: Low impact development/storm water management.
Category 4: Landfill application (aggregate replacement projects such as leachate and gas collection systems, drainage layers, leachate injection).  Projects that are currently underway or that have been completed at the same location within the same facility within three years of application are not eligible. Landfill application projects do not include use of shredded waste tires as alternative daily cover or alternative intermediate cover. Additionally, these landfill application project(s) are not eligible for consideration as a Very Large Project (see below for definition).

All projects are subject to the following requirements:

  • Only California-generated waste tires, processed in California, must be used in the TDA portion of the project(s).
  • The project(s) must be located in California.
  • A minimum of 500 tons of TDA must be used in the project(s), with the exception of Low Impact Development projects, which must use a minimum of 200 tons of TDA in the project(s).
  • Plans and specifications must be reviewed by CalRecycle staff and/or its contractor(s) prior to commencement of work. The project design plans must be uploaded in GMS at a minimum 50 percent design at the time of application submission and 100 percent design prior to the start of the project. The design plans must include: project costs (preliminary costs must be submitted with the application), the location of TDA placement, the type and quantity of TDA (initial estimate must be submitted with the application), and any analysis necessary to validate the design.
  • Each project must incorporate technical assistance/training that will be provided by CalRecycle contractors and/or staff.
  • The real property on which the project will be located must be owned by the applicant (or by a member of an applicant JPA).
  • If applicant’s ownership of the property on which the project(s) is located does not give it complete and clear access to the project site(s), then prior to incurring any grant-eligible costs, applicant must obtain any and all access rights (e.g., easements) to the project site(s) necessary to complete the project(s) within the grant term and shall ensure that such access extends to CalRecycle staff and/or its designated contractors for the purpose of observing the project, providing technical assistance and/or training during the grant term. Such access must be in writing from the legal owner or his/her authorized agent. 
  • Reimbursement will not exceed the amount stated on the Grant Agreement Cover Sheet (CalRecycle 110).
  • Construction of the TDA portion of any project must commence on or after the date indicated in CalRecycle’s written Notice to Proceed and be completed by April 1, 2020.

Additionally, each of the following project requirements is specific to the individual type of project as indicated:

  • Landfill projects will not be reimbursed for use of more than 0.75 cubic yards (0.5 tons) of TDA per lineal foot of landfill gas collection or leachate injection line.
  • A “Very Large Project” (VLP) is defined as using over 400,000 passenger tire equivalents or 4,000 tons of TDA material.  Landfill applications are not eligible for consideration as a VLP. 

Funding

  • $850,000 available for fiscal year (FY) 2017-18
  • $350,000 is the maximum available for individual grant awards, except for VLPs (see “Eligible Projects” for definition).  VLPs are each eligible for grant awards up to $750,000, subject to funding availability, with a limit of one per applicant.

Timeline and Cycle Details

Dates Activity and Details

August 1, 2017
November 1, 2017
February 1, 2018

Application Due Date 

If you are unable to access GMS or need assistance you may send an email to grantassistance@calrecycle.ca.gov or call Melissa Sanford.

If you have questions regarding eligibility and/or project requirements, you may send an e-mail to grants@calrecycle.ca.gov or call Loreto Tamondong  or Victoria Rocha.

August 31, 2017
December 6, 2017
March 1, 2018

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.

September 2017
January 2018
April 2018

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

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.

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Last updated: July 13, 2017
Tire Recycling, Cleanup, and Enforcement Grants, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Grants/
Contact: (916) 341-5062 Grants@calrecycle.ca.gov