California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Notice of Funds Available: Tire Incentive Program (FY 2015-16)

The application period for fiscal year (FY) 2015-16 is now closed.

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 Incentive Program (TIP) provides a reimbursement (as an incentive payment program) to eligible businesses that use (recycled) crumb rubber in eligible products or substitute crumb rubber for virgin rubber, plastic, or other raw materials in products. The program’s goal is to increase demand for crumb rubber and promote higher value products.

Awards

Note: "TIP" followed by a number is the cycle code for the Tire Incentive Program.

Cycle 3: TIP3 Awards | Approval of Awards, September 16, 2016

Criteria

Approval of Criteria, August 19, 2014

Eligibility

Applicants

  • Manufacturers that produce (or will produce) an eligible product.
  • Waste tire processors that also manufacture an eligible product.
  • Rubber compounders.
  • Manufacturers of calendered rubber sheeting products.
  • Manufacturers that produce products on a contract basis for other companies provided they have that other company’s written permission to produce an eligible product and receive the incentive.

Products

  • A new or existing product that has not benefited from the Tire-Derived Product Grant Program.*
  • An existing or new/improved product currently manufactured with virgin rubber, plastic or other material which will be produced with a minimum of five percent crumb rubber and may be co-extruded, injected, calendered or otherwise combined (also known as “feedstock conversion”).
  • An existing or new/improved product that will use fine (≤50) mesh crumb rubber.  Particle size and particle size distribution are determined in accordance with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D5644 and D5603 and will be verified by CalRecycle.

*Tire-derived products (TDP) which received minimal benefit (grantee awards for the Tire-Derived Product Grant Program totaling less than $1,000,000 since fiscal year 2005‒06) or that are reconfigured to serve a different purpose/market are eligible.

Applicants are reimbursed at the incentive rates below per pound according to category. 

Incentive Categories and Amounts
Incentive Category Incentive per pound
1. General cost* 5 cents for total crumb rubber used in all TIP-eligible products sold and shipped during the reporting period.
2. New or existing TDP (TIP product) 10 cents for total crumb rubber used in New TDP’s; only the incremental increase in crumb rubber used above an Existing TDP’s baseline from previous year.
3. Feedstock conversion (TIP product) 30 cents for total crumb rubber used
4. Fine (≤ 50) mesh (TIP product) 40 cents for total crumb rubber used

 

Incentive Categories and Amounts for Previously Awarded Product(s)
Incentive Category Incentive per pound
1. General cost* 5 cents for total crumb rubber used in all TIP-eligible products sold and shipped during the reporting period.
2. Existing TDP (TIP product) 7 cents for incremental increase in crumb rubber used (based on the previous year’s actual sales plus a 25 percent sales growth factor).
3. Feedstock conversion (TIP product) 21 cents for total crumb rubber used (based on the previous year’s actual sales plus a 25 percent sales growth factor).
4. Fine (≤ 50) mesh (TIP product) 28 cents for total crumb rubber used (based on the previous year’s sales plus a 25 percent growth factor).

 

*The general cost incentive may be used to cover any general expense such as transportation, production, and material costs but will not exceed 25 percent of the total incentive for all product categories.  Reimbursement is based on 5 cents per pound of the crumb rubber portion of all TIP-eligible TDPs sold and shipped (regardless of whether the products are included in a TIP award).  The general cost incentive may not be claimed for the same product(s) in overlapping grant awards (i.e. product(s) claimed in TIP2 may not be claimed in TIP3).

Examples of possible eligible products include, but are not limited to: flooring; industrial products; conveyer belts; calendered rubber; agricultural products; landscape and garden products; building products; traffic safety products; fencing; roofing products; paints, sealants, and coatings; pour-in-place cushion layer which uses crumb (not buffings) or chipped tire rubber (not shredded buffings) or wear layer crumb (not buffings) which replace ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) and thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV); synthetic turf underlayment (not loose infill); Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) leveling and accessibility ramps, etc.

Specifically excluded from this program would be: crumb rubber (as a singular, intermediate product); tire-derived aggregate; rubber mulch/bark; rubberized sidewalks and tree wells; loose-fill, pour-in-place surfacing (except for use in the cushion and wear layers as noted above), or playground tiles; sports tracks; synthetic turf infill; and similar type products which may have benefited from the Tire-Derived Product Grant Program. 

Funding

  • $2,336,321 is available for this grant cycle, fiscal year 2015–16.
  • The minimum grant award is $50,000 and the maximum is $500,000.

Timeline and Cycle Details

Dates Activity and Details
July 1, 2016 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 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.
July 21, 2016 Application Due Date

If you are unable to access GMS or need assistance, you may email GrantAssistance@calrecycle.ca.gov or call Donnell Duclo.

August 2016 Grants Awarded

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

April 1, 2018 Grant Term

Grantee may incur costs from the date indicated in the Notice to Proceed to this date.

April 1, 2018 Deadline for: Progress Report 7, Final Report, final Payment Request and Request for 10 Percent Withhold.

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 (Revised September 2016)

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 Incentive Program Home

Last updated: October 5, 2016
Tire Recycling, Cleanup, and Enforcement Grants, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Grants/
Contact: (916) 341-5062 Grants@calrecycle.ca.gov