Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program (FY 2020-21) 3rd Cycle

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Closed (7 total applications submitted)
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  • Grant
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Funding is primarily used to pay for the removal and proper disposal of small nuisance illegal dump sites, including, but not limited to, non-hazardous solid waste, tires, incidental amounts of household hazardous materials, and for site security measures to prevent the recurrence of illegal disposal after the projects are completed. Currently, the Program offers three cycles each fiscal year.


Project Types

1. Requesting funds for a site yet to be cleaned up (“standard”)2. Requesting funds for a “previously remediated site”


1. $1,000,000 is available for fiscal year 2020–21, subject to funding availability.2. $200,000 is the maximum available for each applicant per fiscal year.a. Two or more departments or agencies within a specific city or county are eligible for a combined total of $200,000 per fiscal year.b. An incorporated city, a resource conservation district and the county within which they are located are each eligible for up to $200,000 of grant funds each fiscal year.3. Each site is limited to $50,000.a. Sites are referred to as single cleanups or abatements projects, and usually entail a large concentration of illegally dumped material in a single area. There can be multiple piles on one area/site.b. Multiple sites may be included in one application.

Resolution required.

See for eligible costs and additional grant specific information.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible applicants include: • Cities• Counties• Resource Conservation Districts• Federally Recognized Native American Tribes [as defined in PRC Section 48100(d)(1)]

Eligible Geographies:

The parcel where the site is located is zoned or authorized for agricultural/rangeland use, consistent w/the definition of Farm & Ranch Property. The site is used, has been used, or could be used for agricultural/rangeland activities. The site is or was (for sites previously remediated) an illegal disposal site.

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.
April 2021
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
April 2021-3/16/23

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.
$50,000 – $200,000
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:

Applicants may apply for up to $200,000 per fiscal year, and funding for each eligible site shall not exceed $50,000.

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:

Applicants may apply for up to $200,000 per fiscal year, and funding for each eligible site shall not exceed $50,000. Grantees may not expend more than seven percent (7%) of the grant funds for administrative costs.

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,