In September 2016, Governor Edmund Brown Jr. set methane emissions reduction targets for California (SB 1383 Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016) in a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP). The targets must reduce organic waste disposal 50 percent by 2020 and 75 percent by 2025 and rescue for people to eat at least 20 percent of currently disposed surplus food by 2025.

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is administering a one-time grant program meant to provide aid in the implementation of regulations adopted by CalRecycle pursuant to Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016 and SB170 Budget Act of 2021. This non-competitive grant program provides $57,000,000 of funding to local jurisdictions to assist with the implementation of regulation requirements associated with SB 1383, including but not limited to:

  • Capacity Planning
  • Collection
  • Edible Food Recovery
  • Education and outreach (includes organic waste & edible food recovery)
  • Enforcement and Inspection
  • Program Evaluation/Gap Analysis
  • Procurement Requirements
  • Record Keeping

Frequently Asked Questions

CalRecycle has compiled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the SB 1383 Local Assistance Grant Program.

Questions?

If you have questions that are program-specific, please email grants@calrecycle.ca.gov or call (916) 341-5062.

Cycle-Specific Information

Current Cycle

Application materials for fiscal year (FY) 2021–22 are due February 1, 2022.