Beverage Container Recycling Redemption Pilot Program

Portal ID:
14231
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The Pilot Project Program requires that local jurisdiction and recycling center operators work closely together to create innovative pilot projects and provide convenient redemption opportunities for consumers, therefore, improving consumer redemption of eligible beverage containers and increasing recycling rates in jurisdictions served by pilot projects. No more than ten pilot projects may operate at any one time.

Description:

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) offers the Beverage Container Redemption Pilot Project Grant Program (Program) pursuant to Section 14581(a)(9) of the Public Resources Code. The purpose of the grant is to issue $7,500,000 in the form of grants for up to five pilot projects proposed by cities and/or counties working in combination with private businesses to provide convenient beverage container redemption in both urban and rural areas that do not have enough recycling opportunities for consumers. An additional $2,500,000 is available to previously approved pilot projects for expansion opportunities. Any previously approved pilot projects will be able to request additional funding (up to $500,000), beyond the initial $1,000,000 already received, to be able to expand the scope or size of the project.

The Program requires that local jurisdictions and recycling center operators work closely together to create innovative pilot projects and provide convenient redemption opportunities for consumers, therefore, improving consumer redemption of eligible beverage containers and increase recycling rates in jurisdictions served by pilot projects.

Applicant must submit a Resolution no later than the application due date or CalRecycle will deem the application incomplete and disqualify the applicant.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

• Be a jurisdiction as defined in Section 2750(a) (2)(10) of Chapter 5, Division 2, Title 14 CCR. A “Jurisdiction” for the purposes of the Pilot Project Program means a city or county, tribe, or combination thereof, that has the authority to issue or grant permission for certified pilot project recyclers to operate in the designated pilot project area.
• Have an application to operate a Pilot Project approved by CalRecycle.

 

 

Eligible Geographies:

Priority will be given to underserved “recycling deserts”, rural areas, disadvantaged communities, and projects that supports geographical diversity.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Ongoing
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
TBD
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
April 1, 2026

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$10,000,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
10
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$500,000 – $1,500,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State
Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

• $10,000,000 available for fiscal year (FY) 2021-22
• $1,500,000 per grant award for new Pilot Projects ($7.5 million)
• Up to $500,000 per previously approved Pilot Project for project expansion ($2.5 million)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Jerri Diep, 1-916-445-0396, Jerri.Diep@CalRecycle.ca.gov