Community Composting for Green Spaces (FY 2021-22)

Departmental Grant ID:
CCG2
Portal ID:
14201
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers this program to increase the number of community groups operating small-scale composting programs supporting green spaces within Priority Population communities. This effort will also increase local composting capacity while expanding community knowledge about the benefits of compost use and proper composting techniques. 

Description:

Each grant project must create, improve, or expand community composting operations at multiple sites within one geographic Region as defined below. Each grant project must equitably and effectively provide composting infrastructure, training, guidance on composting Best Management Practices, technical assistance, employment, and support for green spaces throughout the Region, with an emphasis on serving Priority Population communities.

Eligible grant projects include regional plans for outreach for the grant project and collaboration with community groups to increase composting of organics.

All project sites must be located in California.

Site selection must include a focus on project sites within or benefiting Priority Populations and prioritize that population in the following order.

1.Project sites located in and serving communities identified as disadvantaged communities.

2. Project sites located in and serving communities identified as low-income communities.

3. Project sites providing benefits to, but not located in, communities identified as disadvantaged or low-income communities.

All project sites must result in the creation of new, improved, or expanded community composting sites.

Grantee must provide proof that the project site is authorized for use for the grant term.

Project sites must be within the Region for which the applicant applies. 

Project sites must be publicly accessible for at least four hours per week.

Projects must include testing of compost produced at each project site at least once during the Grant Term for quality and safety, including metal concentrations, physical contamination levels, and pathogen levels; and for specific characteristics, including pH, soluble salts, nutrient content, organic matter, maturity, stability, and physical contaminants (i.e., inerts, including glass, metal, and plastic).

Funding

$4,240,000 available for fiscal year (FY) 2021-22).

Funds will be awarded to the highest scoring, passing application in each of the Regions. Grant Award amounts are determined by Region. Only one Application will be awarded in each Region. Regions are as follows:

Inland Empire: Includes Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Greater Los Angeles Area: Includes Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

San Diego and Imperial Area: Includes San Diego, and Imperial Counties.

Sacramento Valley: Includes Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Shasta, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo, and Yuba Counties.

San Joaquin Valley: Includes Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, and Tulare Counties.

San Francisco Bay Area: Includes Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and San Benito Counties.

Northern Area: Includes Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Siskiyou, Trinity, and Sierra Counties.

Central Sierra: Includes Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, and Tuolumne Counties.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible Applicants include the following:

Local governments. 

Nonprofit organizations (except private schools). 

State agencies (including offices, departments, bureaus, and boards).

University of California campuses, California State University campuses, or the California Community College campuses.

Qualifying Tribal Entities.

Eligible Geographies:

Each grant must create, improve, or expand community composting operations at multiple project sites within one geographic region. 

All project sites must be located in California.

Site selection must include a focus on project sites within or benefiting Priority Populations.

Project sites must be publicly accessible for at least four hours per week.

One one application may be awarded per region.

 

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.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
2/2/2023
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Notice - 4/3/2024

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$4,240,000
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.
8
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.
$300,000 – $1,232,000
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:

The FY 2021–22 Budget Act (Senate Bill 170, Chapter 240, Skinner) includes a funding package to support a circular economy that recognizes waste as a resource and helps shift California to a more resilient and renewable economy. The Circular Economy Package allocates $5,000,000 to Community Composting for Green Spaces Grant Program for FY 2021‒22, minus five percent for administration costs. 

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:

The amount available for this grant program is $4,750,000.

($510,000 to a separate solicitation available to Qualifying Tribal Entities.)

The remaining $4,240,000 for this grant cycle will be awarded to the highest scoring, passing application in each Region:

Inland Empire: $547,000.

Greater Los Angeles Area: $1,232,000.

San Diego and Imperial Area: $365,000.

Sacramento Valley: $358,000.

San Joaquin Valley: $716,000

San Francisco Bay Area: $422,000.

 

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
1-800-732-9253, ghgreductions@calrecycle.ca.gov