California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Climate Change

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant and Loan Programs

The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) was established in 2012 to receive Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds appropriated by the Legislature and Governor for projects that support the goals of AB 32. Eligible investments identified in Statute include reducing greenhouse gas emissions through increased in-state diversion of municipal solid waste from disposal through waste reduction, diversion, and reuse.

CalRecycle established the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant and Loan Programs to provide financial incentives for capital investments in infrastructure for aerobic composting, anaerobic digestion and recycling and manufacturing facilities that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A priority is to realize environmental and economic benefits in disadvantaged and low-income communities. These grants promote California infrastructure developments that achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions by diverting more materials from landfills and producing beneficial products such as soil amendments, renewable fuels or recycled-content products. Grants are targeted to build or expand organics infrastructure, such as composting and anaerobic digestion, or rescuing food to feed hungry people, as well as new or expanded infrastructure for manufacturing products with recycled content fiber, plastic, or glass.

These programs are part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment-- particularly in disadvantaged and low-income communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are made in disadvantaged and low-income communities. For more information, visit California Climate Investments.

Performance Table Instructional Video

This video is a short tutorial that provides help to grantees for completing the Performance Table Template for reporting.

Workshops

If you require assistance accessing the presentations or webinar videos, please call the Office of Public Affairs at (916) 341-6300.

Listserv

Join the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs Listserv to be notified by email about program updates and when funding becomes available.

Related CalRecycle Links

Last updated: February 21, 2018
Climate Change: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Climate/
Contact: climatechange@calrecycle.ca.gov