The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) was established in 2012 to receive Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds appropriated by the Legislature and Governor for projects that support the goals of AB 32. Eligible investments identified in Statute include reducing greenhouse gas emissions through increased in-state diversion of municipal solid waste from disposal through waste reduction, diversion, and reuse.
CalRecycle established the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant and Loan Programs to provide financial incentives for capital investments in infrastructure for aerobic composting, anaerobic digestion and recycling and manufacturing facilities that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A priority is to realize environmental and economic benefits in disadvantaged and low-income communities. These grants promote California infrastructure developments that achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions by diverting more materials from landfills and producing beneficial products such as soil amendments, renewable fuels or recycled-content products. Grants are targeted to build or expand organics infrastructure, such as composting and anaerobic digestion, or rescuing food to feed hungry people, as well as new or expanded infrastructure for manufacturing products with recycled content fiber, plastic, or glass.
These programs are 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 and low-income 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.
- Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program
- Organics Grant Program
- Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant Program
- Greenhouse Gas Reduction Loan Program
- Pilot Reuse Grant Program (new)
Performance Table Instructional Video
This video (YouTube, 00:04:17) is a short tutorial that provides help to grantees for completing the Performance Table Template for reporting.
- April 4, 2016 Workshop to discuss draft criteria and program development for the Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program.
- March 19, 2015 Workshop to discuss the proposed fiscal year 2015-16 criteria for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant Programs (Organics Grant Program and Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant Program) and the Loan Program at the CalEPA Headquarters Building.
- Feb. 6, 2014 Workshop to Discuss Development of Proposed New Grant and Loan Programs for Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Organics and Manufacturing with Recyclable Materials (Fibers, Plastic, and Glass)
If you require assistance accessing the presentations or webinar videos, please call the Office of Public Affairs at (916) 341-6300.
Join the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs Listserv to be notified by email about program updates and when funding becomes available.
Related CalRecycle Links
- GHGReductions@CalRecycle.ca.gov -- Program email
- Organic Materials Management
- Climate Change
- California’s 75 Percent Initiative