The question and answer period is now closed for this grant cycle. All questions and answers are posted on this site.

Questions about the Tire Incentive Program grant application were accepted in writing only, no later than September 5, 2018 August 9, 2018. Similar or related questions were grouped together or reworded for clarity and responded to as one question.


1. Can you please clarify the Grant Period? Specifically, the overlap with TIP5? Can eligible Tire Derived Products be on both grants so long as during any given overlapping reporting period (quarter) there is no duplication of expense reimbursement?

TIP5 allows specifically identified products to receive an incentive. TIP6 allows all eligible products to receive an incentive. While receiving an incentive under TIP5, those products may not also receive an incentive under TIP6. However, when TIP5 closes on April 1, 2019, then those TIP5 products may receive an incentive under TIP6.

CalRecycle anticipates approving TIP6 awards and sending grant agreements to awardees in December 2018. Depending on how long it take awardees and CalRecycle to process the grant agreement, a Notice to Proceed may be issued in January or February 2019.

2. Can I receive a TIP6 grant, but not claim a specific product sale to a customer that received a Tire-Derived Product (TDP) grant for the same product?  We want to ensure that our customer (TDP Grantee) is eligible to receive their TDP grant funding. 

If an entity receives funding for a product under the TDP (or other CalRecycle) grant program, the TIP grantee may not claim an incentive for that specific product sale.  With Grant Manager approval, the TIP grantee may exclude a specific individual product sale from its incentive claim.


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1. We receive crumb rubber from California waste tire processors and also from non-California processors. We utilize both California and non-California crumb rubber in our production. Can I only claim California crumb rubber for reimbursement on my TIP6 application?

Since TIP6 provides incentives for all eligible products (rather than specifically identified products), all crumb rubber used in all eligible products must be from only California-generated waste tires processed by a California waste tire processor.

2. We are currently collecting post-industrial scrap from California manufacturers, regrinding it, and using it in production of products. Is the post-industrial scrap eligible for an incentive under TIP6?

The post-industrial scrap from California manufacturers is eligible for an incentive (at the end-of-life material rate) if it can be documented that the original crumb rubber came from California-generated waste tires processed by a California waste tire processor.  Otherwise, the material is not eligible for an incentive.

3. We are a TIP4 grantee and have a product that received an incentive under the feedstock conversion category. Would this product still qualify under the feedstock conversion category in TIP6 or now is it in the existing tire-derived product category?

Products that were previously identified in the feedstock conversion or a tire-derived product categories retain their prior designation. This may be revised in future cycles.