Questions about the Tire-Derived Product grant application are accepted in writing only, no later than September 18, 2015. Similar or related questions may be grouped together or reworded for clarity and responded to as one question.

All questions and answers will be posted during the application period and are subject to updates. It is the applicant's responsibility to check this website for the latest information regarding this grant cycle.


  1. What information do I need to know about this grant?

    The Tire-Derived Product (TDP) Grant Program is designed to promote markets for recycled-content product derived from California-generated waste tires and decrease the adverse environmental impacts created by unlawful disposal and stockpiling of waste tires. The TDP Grant Program provides reimbursement grants for the purchase of various tire-derived products including, but not limited to: landscape mulch or bark, playgrounds, tracks, sidewalks, sport surfacing, traffic safety products, and greenway and parklet materials.

  2. Can you tell me if the recycled product comes in any other form besides bark?

    Eligible products include but are not limited to mulch, bark, weed abatement coverings, tree care products, horse stall mats, sidewalks/pathways, sport surfacing, guard rails or components, railroad ties, sound barriers, and traffic safety products.


  1. Can this grant be used to create an all-weather track for a high school? If so, how soon can I apply?
  2. Tracks are allowable project as referenced in the Eligible Products Section on page 5 of the Guidelines and Instructions.

  3. We are a nonprofit organization that serves a disadvantaged community. We plan to partner with the high school district, county, or city to create rubberized flooring surface in a community parklet setting. Are nonprofits eligible for this grant?

    The Tire-Derived Product Grant is only available to public entities and qualifying Indian Tribes. Public entities include: California cities, counties, public school districts, public colleges and universities, special districts, park or recreational districts, and state agencies. Nonprofit organizations are ineligible.

    However, an eligible applicant that receives the grant may have a contractual relationship with a nonprofit organization for some aspects of the project, including on-going management, maintenance, or other involvement with the project. Note that this grant only reimburses materials costs, so consulting fees or other costs involved any potential partnership are not eligible for reimbursement under this grant.


No questions at this time.


  1. We currently do not have a school/district Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPPP) Policy. I see in your forms there is a document to use. But the document requires a board approval date. Therefore is this document sufficient for an EPPP? Or do we additionally need an EPPP?

    Every applicant is required to have an EPPP in place by the secondary due date. If an EPPP Policy has been previously adopted, you must certify to that in the Detail tab of the application. If not, the applicant must adopt an EPPP policy and certify that it was adopted by their governing body. The Environmentally Preferable Purchasing and Practices Policy Notification must be signed by the signature authority and does not replace the EPPP Policy, it affirms that an EPPP Policy was adopted.