The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers the Organics Grant Program pursuant to Public Resource Code section 42999. The purpose of this competitive grant program is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by expanding existing capacity or establishing new facilities in California to reduce the amount of California-generated green materials, food materials, and/or Alternative Daily Cover being sent to 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 Programs Listserv to be notified by email for program updates and funding availability.
Applications for fiscal years (FY) 2018-19 and 2019-20 were accepted through December 5, 2019.
Application materials for FY 2020–21 will tentatively be available summer 2020.
Note: "ORG" followed by a number is the cycle code for the Organics Grant Program.
- FY 2017-18 (Cycle 3): Application Information | ORG3 Awards
- FY 2016-17 (Cycle 2): Application Information | ORG2 Awards
- FY 2014-15 (Cycle 1): Application Information | ORG1 Awards