The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities to further the purposes of the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) and lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by increasing the number and capacity of community groups operating small-scale composting programs in green spaces throughout the state.  

Criteria

Approval of Criteria, December 23, 2019

Eligibility

  • Nonprofit organizations (except private schools) registered with the federal government under 501(c)3, (c)4, (c)6 or (c)10 of the Internal Revenue Code.  Must be qualified to do business in California and be in good standing with all applicable California state agencies, including being registered and current in the Registry of Charitable Trusts.  
  • Private, for-profit entities.  For purposes of this program, a “private, for-profit entity” is defined as a business intended to operate at a profit and return a profit to its owners.  The business must be qualified to do business in California and be in good standing with all applicable California state agencies, including, but not limited to, the Secretary of State and the Franchise Tax Board.  Any and all subsidiaries, divisions or affiliated businesses are considered part of the primary business entity for the purpose of applying for and receiving a grant award under the Community Composting for Green Spaces Grant Program.  A business is considered an “affiliated business” if it has at least one owner with a forty (40) percent or greater interest in another applicant business.
  • Qualifying Indian Tribes. A “Qualifying Indian Tribe” is defined as an Indian tribe, band, nation or other organized group or community, residing within the borders of California, which:
    1. Is recognized for special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of the status of its members as Indians; or
    2. Can establish that it is a government entity and which meets the criteria of the grant program.

Applicants that have previously received CCI funding are eligible provided the project meets the criteria and the previously funded project is progressing in a manner satisfactory to CalRecycle.  

  • Only one application per qualifying entity will be accepted.  Eligible applicants may submit an individual or a cooperative application.

Projects

CalRecycle will grant funds to one entity (Grantee), who will in turn select community composting project sites throughout the state to receive support via this program. Using its experience in working with disadvantaged and low-income communities, the Grantee will reach out to organizations throughout the state to solicit project sites for participation. 

CalRecycle will collaborate with the Grantee to further develop project site selection criteria. The Grantee will use its experience in community composting to identify the needs of each potential community partner and project site, determine whether the grant program can meet those needs, and select those project sites with the highest chance of success, with a priority for sites located in disadvantaged communities and low-income communities. 

After project sites are selected, the Grantee will work with community partners to develop, expand or improve community sites that provide composting, environmental education, compost-related job training and other services to their communities.

Funding

  • $1,350,000 is available for this grant cycle, fiscal year 2019–20, and will be awarded to one applicant.

Grant Administration Documents

Terms and Conditions

Notice: Submission of an application constitutes an acknowledgment that you have read these Terms and Conditions and understood and agreed that they will be part of the Grant Agreement upon an award of any grant funds.

The text of these Terms and Conditions may not be altered, changed or revised in any way, except in writing by mutual agreement of the parties pursuant to the Amendment provision herein.  In the event of any dispute regarding the content of these Terms and Conditions, the original document contained in the grant cycle file located at the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 will control. These Terms and Conditions are applicable only to the specified cycle and/or Fiscal Year of the particular grant program specified.

If you require assistance in obtaining access to this document, please use the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Procedures and Requirements

Notice: These Procedures and Requirements are in draft form. Upon issuance of Grant Agreement, these Procedures and Requirements shall become final.

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the Procedures and Requirements prior to issuance of the Grant Agreement. Any such changes will be non-negotiable. In the event that any changes are made to the Procedures and Requirements, all Grantees will be notified as to what specific changes have been made.

Once the Grant Agreement has been issued and the Procedures and Requirements have become final, the text of the incorporated Procedures and Requirements may not be altered, changed or revised in any way, except in writing by mutual agreement of the parties pursuant to the Amendment provision contained in the Terms and Conditions. In the event of any dispute regarding the content of the incorporated Procedures and Requirements, the original document contained in the grant cycle file located at the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 will control. These Procedures and Requirements are applicable only to the specific cycle and/or Fiscal Year of the particular grant program specified.

If you require assistance in obtaining access to this document, please use the contact information at the bottom of this page.

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