FY 2020-21 and 2021-22 Beverage Container Recycling Grant Program RBC 32-33

Portal ID:
4307
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The purpose of the grant is to issue up to $1,500,000 annually in the form of grants for beverage container recycling and litter reduction programs to promote increased recycling of beverage containers throughout California and reduce beverage container litter in the waste stream.

Description:

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities for the California local government agencies, cities, counties, regional programs, public colleges and universities, public school districts, non-profit organizations, and qualifying Indian Tribes to promote increased recycling of beverage containers throughout California and reduce the beverage container litter in the waste stream.

CalRecycle is seeking projects that implement new programs or enhance existing programs to provide convenient beverage container recycling opportunities in various locations statewide.  Eligible projects include:  Multi-family residential dwellings (five units or more), public colleges/universities, non-profit colleges/universities, and public K-12 school districts, curbside residential program locations (excluding single stream), community events including, but not limited to, those sponsored by local jurisdictions, parks/recreational areas, and purchase of water refill stations, including the installation, education, and outreach, or replacement of infrastructure, plumbing, maintenance, additional attachments or modifications.

Ongoing collection programs may include the following activities as a component of the grant project:  Temporary community events (i.e., recycling or collection events sponsored by local jurisdictions, Earth Day events), drop-off, collection program, or community service program, and education and outreach related to beverage container recycling.

Note:  Education activities and/or materials (signage, flyers, curriculum, etc.) related to the beverage container recycling project are capped at 25 percent of the total grant award.

Funding must have a direct connection to the California Redemption Value (CRV) of beverage containers and the overall program.  If non-CRV items are included in the grant, they are subject to proportional cost.  For example:  a three bin system with composting, paper and CRV recycling, can only be funded at one third of the cost.  A mixed recycling bin will be funded proportionately based on the CRV content of materials collected.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Only one application or a joint application can be submitted per entity.  One entity must be identified as the lead applicant to act on behalf of itself and its participating jurisdictions.  Applicants that were awarded in the last two fiscal years (FY 2019-20 and FY 2018-19) from the eligible applicant pool will be excluded for eligibility.  

Eligible Geographies:

The project(s) must be located in California.

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.
May 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Two years

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$1,500,000
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.
Dependent
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:

Public Resources Code, Division 12.1, Chapter 7, Section 14581(a)(4) authorizes the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to issue up to $1,500,000 annually in the form of grants for beverage container recycling programs.

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:

$1,500,000 available for fiscal year (FY) 2020-21 and 2021-22.  $75,000 is the minimum and $250,000 is the maximum per grant award.

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Maria Elena Kennedy, 1-916-341-6228, grantassistance@calrecycle.ca.gov