Beverage Container Redemption Pilot Project Grant Program (2019-20)

Departmental Grant ID:
RPP1
Portal ID:
3213
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities for California local government and recycling center operators to improve redemption opportunities for eligible beverage containers and increase recycling rates in unserved convenience zones statewide.

Description:

Eligibility

  • Jurisdictions are eligible to apply for pilot project funding. A “Jurisdiction” for the purposes of the Pilot Project Program (CCR Section 2750(a)(2)) means a city or county, or combination of cities or counties, that has the authority to issue or grant permission for certified pilot project recyclers to operate in the designated pilot project area.
    • Jurisdictions must have received approval from CalRecycle to operate a pilot project through the pilot project approval process. 
  • Authorized Pilot Project Recycler
    • A Pilot Project Recycler must be authorized by the Pilot Project Jurisdiction to operate in the pilot project area.
    • A Pilot Project Recycler must be certified by CalRecycle to operate in the pilot project area.
  • The request for funding will consist of a proposed Budget and Work Plan.

Projects

  • Pilot projects may be at residential, commercial, or public locations in an approved pilot project area.
  • The pilot project program allows for numerous possibilities and flexibility for methods of redemption, including, but not limited to:
    • Stationary drop off locations that allow consumers to deposit beverage containers in a locked and secure drop off bin and pay consumers the California Redemption Value after the containers have been inspected.
    • Mobile pilot projects.
    • A pilot project rotating between a few specific locations during the week.

Resolution Required

For additional grant specific information, visit https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/bevcontainer/grants/bevcontainer/fy201920

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Public Agency

Jurisdictions are eligible to apply for pilot project funding. Authorized Pilot Project Recycler A Pilot Project Recycler must be authorized by the Pilot Project Jurisdiction to operate in the pilot project area. A Pilot Project Recycler must be certified by CalRecycle to operate in the pilot project area. The request for funding will consist of a proposed Budget and Work Plan.

Eligible Geographies:

Pilot projects may be at residential, commercial, or public locations in an approved pilot project area

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
ongoing
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
ongoing to 6/30/2022

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$5,000,000
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.
1 – 5
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.
Dependent
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 Source Notes:

$5,000,000 available starting in FY 2019-20. $1,000,000 is the maximum grant award that applicants may initially request. Subsequent grant applications may be submitted after five pilot projects have been awarded and there are funds remaining. If five pilot projects have not been awarded by December 31, 2020, a subsequent grant application will be accepted from a previous awardee, so long as the initially awarded funds have been expended. 

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)

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
1-916-341-6534, grantassistance@calrecycle.ca.go