Two grant programs were developed in 2000 to build markets for recycled-content materials and help conserve resources while assisting local agencies in meeting the Department of Health Services' playground design and safety regulations, established to prevent injuries and meet accessibility requirements.
Funding has ended for both these programs, however, CalRecycle manages tire-derived product grants that often provide funding for playground, track, or other recreational surfacing.
Closed Grant Programs
Park Accessibility and Recycling Grants. This program assisted local public agencies in using recycled-content materials to upgrade public playgrounds.
Playground Safety and Recycling Act Grants. This program assisted local educational agencies in using recycled-content materials to upgrade their playgrounds.