The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers the Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program pursuant to Public Resource Code section 42999. The purpose of this competitive grant program is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by establishing new or expanding existing food waste prevention projects (source reduction or food rescue for people) in California to reduce the amount of food being disposed in landfills.
This program is 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 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.
Join the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program Listserv to be notified by email for program updates and when funding becomes available.
Application materials for fiscal year (FY) 2019–20 are due November 20, 2020.
Note: “FW” followed by a number is the cycle code for the Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program.
- FY 2018-19 (Cycle 3): Application Information | FW3 Awards (PDF)
- FY 2017-18 (Cycle 2): Application Information | FW2 Awards (PDF)
- FY 2016-17 (Cycle 1): Application Information | FW1 Awards (PDF)
If you have questions that are program-specific, please contact GHGReductions@CalRecycle.ca.gov.