Co-Digestion Grant Program

Portal ID:
9866
Status:
Closed (10 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

This program will accelerate the development and expansion of food waste co-digestion projects at wastewater treatment plants and create jobs. Funding can be used to design and build food waste co-digestion systems that will divert significant amounts of food waste from the landfill and convert it to renewable energy.

Description:

CalRecycle is announcing the application release for the Co-Digestion Grant Program! Applications are due on May 19, 2022.

This solicitation is for publicly owned wastewater treatment plants in California. For more information, go to Notice of Funds Available: Co-Digestion Grant Program (FY 2021–22 and 2022–23) (https://calrecycle.ca.gov/fy202123/).

Cycle One Request for Approval and Scoring Criteria (https://www2.calrecycle.ca.gov/PublicNotices/Details/4609)

Eligibility

Applicants

Two applications (one wastewater treatment plant per application) per qualifying entity will be accepted.

Eligible applicants include:• Local governments o Cities, counties, and cities and counties as defined in Public Resources Code section 30109.o Regional or local sanitation agencies, waste agencies, or Joint Powers Authorities.

Eligible Projects• Design, construction, and installation of new and expanded food waste co-digestion systems at existing publicly owned wastewater treatment plants.

Project Requirements1. Project must be located at an existing publicly owned wastewater treatment plant in California.2. Project site must have an existing anaerobic digestion system with excess digestion capacity.3. Project must either have an existing food waste receiving station with excess capacity on-site or propose to construct a new or expanded food waste receiving station infrastructure that allows for direct receipt of food waste into the anaerobic digester(s). a. A project that proposes to receive food waste at the headworks or through the sewage system for co-digestion is ineligible. 4. Project must demonstrate an increase in permanent capacity for the co-digestion of food waste as a result of the grant. 5. Project must co-digest food waste and utilize the biogas that is generated to produce transportation fuel, renewable electricity, heat, or biomethane for pipeline injection.

Funding• $9,500,000 is available for this grant cycle, fiscal year 2021–22. An additional $9,500,000 may be available in fiscal year 2022–23, subject to funding availability in the State budget. • The minimum grant award is $1,000,000 and the maximum grant award is $4,000,000 per application.

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Eligible applicants include:• Local governments o Cities, counties, and cities and counties as defined in Public Resources Code section 30109.o Regional or local sanitation agencies, waste agencies, or Joint Powers Authorities.

 

 

Eligible Geographies:

Funds will be awarded to the top scoring application, with a score of at least 65 points, in each of the following four regions: Bay Area, Central Valley, Mountain/Coastal, and Southern. Please see the Request for Approval and Scoring Criteria (https://www2.calrecycle.ca.gov/PublicNotices/Details/4609) for additional information.

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.
September 2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
2 years

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$19,000,000
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.
Dependent
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.
$1,000,000 – $4,000,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
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:

Funding• $9,500,000 is available for this grant cycle, fiscal year 2021–22. An additional $9,500,000 may be available in fiscal year 2022–23, subject to funding availability in the State budget. • The minimum grant award is $1,000,000 and the maximum grant award is $4,000,000 per application.

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:
GHG Reductions, 1-916-341-6273, GHGreductions@calrecycle.ca.gov