The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities for the Local Conservation Corps to provide recycling services and implement litter abatement projects related to the collection and recovery of beverage containers, used oil, covered electronic waste and waste tires.

Criteria

Approval of Criteria, February 19, 2019

Eligibility

Applicants

Local Conservation Corps (LCC) that are designated by a county to perform litter abatement, recycling and related activities and are certified by the California Conservation Corps (CCC) as meeting all criteria of Public Resources Code section 14507.5 (a) and (b).

Projects

E-Waste

  • Collection, sorting, storing, clean-up, and transfer of E-waste
  • E-waste recycling (if permitted)
  • Communication and coordination with partners, local or state government or businesses regarding E-waste events and services
  • Organization, facilitation, and management of collection events
  • Outreach and education to the public about E-waste, events, etc.
  • Internships with E-waste businesses

Waste Tire

  • Collection, clean-up, hauling, and disposal of waste tires
  • Communication and coordination with local and state government agencies related to remediation of waste tires at amnesty events and on public lands
  • Outreach and education to the public about waste tire issues and collection events
Used Oil:
  • Certified Collection Center (CCC) signage reviews
  • Establishment and operation of a CCC
  • Labor for filter exchange events, filter crushing and draining
  • Purchase and distribution of Do-It-Yourself used oil kits, bilge pads, or other used oil remediation and management materials as approved by CalRecycle
  • Outreach and education to the public about used oil (storm drain stenciling, dock walking, and distribution of Do-It-Yourself kits)
  • Communication and coordination with state and local government and businesses related to used oil events and services
  • Internships with used oil recycling businesses
Beverage Container:
  • Collection, clean-up, sorting, storage, and transfer of beverage containers
  • Communication and coordination with local and state government agencies, businesses, schools, multi-family complexes, and large venues to implement recycling programs and services
  • Operation of a recycling center
  • Outreach and education to the public about beverage container recycling at events
  • Internships with beverage container recycling businesses

Funding

  • $23,703,137 is available for fiscal year (FY) 2019–20.
  • Funds are available for this Grant Program as follows: Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Account ($8,000,000); California Tire Recycling Management Fund ($5,000,000); California Used Oil Recycling Fund ($2,000,000); California Beverage Container Recycling Fund ($8,703,137). Funds are to be awarded equally among 13 LCCs or per a funding model agreed to by all Corps, and a reduced amount to one newly certified Corps according to CalRecycle’s funding methodology. The funding methodology distributes equal base allocations from each funding source among all certified corps. Newly certified corps receive a reduced base allocation of $600,000 the first year, $700,000 the second year and $800,000 the third year.
Timeline and Cycle Details
DatesActivity and Details
April 30, 2019Application Due Date If you are unable to access GMS or need assistance, please send an email to grantassistance@calrecycle.ca.gov or call Jayme Tesser.
July 2019Grants Awarded
CalRecycle considers funding recommendations, and if approved, conditionally awards grants in this month (tentative).
July 1, 2019--June 30, 2021Grant Performance Period
Grantee may incur costs after the issuance of the Notice to Proceed to this date.
June 30, 2021Deadline for: Final Report, final Payment Request and Request for 10 Percent Withhold.

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 the 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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