Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program

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Closed (1 total application submitted)
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Provides funding to cleanup and prevent illegal dumping on 'farm and/or ranch' property, as defined in California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 17991(d). Usually three application cycles are available each fiscal year; this is the third cycle. CalRecycle offers this Program pursuant to Section 48100 of the Public Resources Code (PRC).


Project sites shall be located on 'farm and ranch' property (both private and public land are eligible), where the owner is not responsible for the illegal disposal. 'Farm and ranch' property is defined in the Eligible Geographies section below. 

Grantees have approximately two years to complete the project(s). Sites shall be fully remediated (cleaned up) with grant funds, or a combination of grant funds and in-kind funds/services. Funding includes reimbursement for Administrative, Recycling/Disposal (tires), Equipment, Material, and Personnel costs. Abatement/prevention measures shall be addressed if needed, such as site security and public education/outreach efforts. Innovation is encouraged. 

See the Notice of Funds Available FY21-22 webpage for additional information and requirements (specifically, refer to the Application Guidelines and Instructions and Procedures and Requirements resource documents). 

Sites that have been previously remediated, homeless encampments, and illegal cannabis grows may also be eligible.

Since this is the third/last cycle of FY21-22, the pilot program is an option allowing for less documentation to be submitted upfront (essentially only requiring an estimate of expenses/sites). The remaining documentation will need to be provided later. 

The application usually entails the follow items for each project/site: Budget, Land Use/Zoning Designation, photos, Property Affidavit, a Site Characterization, map, Work Plan, and Resolution. The Resolution is conducted through the applicant's governing body (more info available).

Multiple projects/sites may be included in one application.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

·       Cities

·       Counties

·       Resource Conservations Districts

·       Federally recognized Native American Tribes [as defined in PRC Section 48100(d)(1)]

Eligible Geographies:

Sites must be located on 'Farm and Ranch' property, defined in CCR Section 17991(d) as range or agricultural land used for activities such as, but not limited to, commercial livestock/crop production (various). The site need not have active sales or production, but shall be appropriately zoned/otherwise authorized for agricultural activities. Appurtenant easements or right-of-ways such as, but not limited to, public roads and utilities included.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Sites requiring more than the CalRecycle maximum contribution are still eligible but contingent upon the commitment of other resources such as alternative funds, in-kind services, and/or volunteer work to complete remediation. Projects that are most cost effective, maximize their available funds, and/or have additional funds available may be given preference.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
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.
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.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another 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:

·       $200K maximum per applicant each FY

·       $50K maximum per cleanup site

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.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Stephanie Becker, 1-916-341-6484,