The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is offering the Reuse Grant Program as a pilot program in fiscal year 2019–20. CalRecycle offers grant programs to provide financial assistance to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases pursuant to Public Resource Code section 42999. The purpose of this competitive grant program is to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by expanding and improving waste diversion in California through reuse.
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.
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If you have questions that are program-specific, please contact GHGReductions@CalRecycle.ca.gov.
Application materials for fiscal year 2019-20 were due September 10, 2020.
In anticipation of a pilot Reuse Grant Program, CalRecycle conducted a Workshop to Discuss the Development of the Pilot Reuse Grant Program (Fiscal Year 2019–20) with stakeholders on November 14, 2018.