The application period for fiscal year (FY) 2014-15 is now closed.
Pursuant to Public Resources Code section 14581(a)(3)(A) of the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is distributing $10,500,000 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014‒15 to eligible cities and counties specifically for beverage container recycling and litter cleanup activities.
The goal of CalRecycle’s beverage container recycling program is to reach and maintain an 80 percent recycling rate for all California Refund Value (CRV) beverage containers - aluminum, glass, plastic and bi-metal. Projects implemented by cities and counties will assist in reaching and maintaining this goal.
New Reporting Requirement
Due to a recent audit by the California State Auditor, CalRecycle’s own fiduciary responsibility, and to align this program with our other payment programs, this program now requires all participants to report on all expenditures. Beginning with Fiscal Year 2014–15 funding cycle, jurisdictions will have a 24 month term in which to expend funds. Reporting will require submitting back-up documentation, including proof of purchases, for all expenditures. Failure to properly expend or report for CCPP funds may result in becoming ineligible for future CCPP funding.
Incorporated cities and counties in California, as identified by the California Department of Finance, are eligible to receive funding under the CCPP. Cities and counties must submit their funding request by the due date identified in the Timeline in order to receive the funding.
Pursuant to Section 14581(a)(3)(C) of the Public Resources Code, these funds shall not be used for activities unrelated to beverage container recycling or litter abatement. Approved activities are listed in the “Activities” tab, by category, on the Funding Request. An “other” box is provided to allow additional activities to be listed. These are subject to approval by CalRecycle.
Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:
- Supporting new or existing curbside recycling programs.
- Neighborhood drop-off recycling programs.
- Public education promoting beverage container recycling.
- Litter prevention and cleanup where the waste stream includes beverage containers that will be recycled.
- Cooperative regional efforts among two or more cities and counties.
- Other beverage container recycling programs.
- Supporting AB 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling requirements.
- Infrastructure for businesses to recycle beverage containers
- Support for new or existing beverage container recycling programs for multi-family residential dwellings
- Public education and outreach that includes a beverage container recycling component
In accordance with the governor’s directive, promotional items are ineligible expenses under CalRecycle grant/direct payment programs.
$10,500,000 will be available for fiscal year 2014-15, subject to funding availability as determined by CalRecycle.
Per Capita Funding
- Payments are calculated per capita using the Department of Finance’s population statistics.
- Jurisdictions will be provided a minimum award of $5,000 for cities and $10,000 for counties.
Timeline and Cycle Details for FY 2014-15
|March 19, 2015||Funding Request Open Date and Access Information
First time users of the City/County Annual Payment and Reporting System (CAPRS) system must:
Returning users can immediately log in to CAPRS.
|June 23, 2015||Funding Request Due Date|
CalRecycle makes payments to cities and counties.