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.
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.
- 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.
The project(s) must be located in California.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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