Reuse Grant Program (FY 2019-20)

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The Reuse Grant Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment-- particularly in disadvantaged and low-income communities.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Local governments
  • State agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Private, for-profit organizations
  • Qualifying Indian Tribes


Projects must be located in California and facilitate reductions in GHG emissions and landfill disposal within the grant performance period. 

Eligible Projects

  • Replacement of single-use containers with refillables, including, but not limited to beverage, food, or personal care product containers.
  • Replacement of single-use food service ware (plates, cups, utensils) with durable alternatives that can be reused.
  • Replacement of single-use packaging with reusable packaging used to transport or distribute goods (e.g., crates, pallets).
  • Recovery of lumber, wood flooring, or wood furniture from landfills or through deconstruction projects for reuse.

Ineligible Projects

Projects that do not fit into one of the four categories above. Including, but not limited to, projects reusing or replacing the following products are ineligible:

  • Food
  • Carpet, paint, or mattresses
  • Tires
  • Electronic waste
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Materials that are not legally landfilled
  • Beverage containers that are subject to the Beverage Container Recycling Program


  • $2,000,000 available for fiscal year (FY) 2019–20  
  • $300,000 is the minimum per individual grant award, with a maximum of $500,000 per individual grant award. 
  • Funding is contingent upon and subject to the availability of funds appropriated for this grant. 

Letter of Intent (Resolution) Required.

See for specific grant information.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

CalRecycle requires that any application that includes a charter city (either as the sole applicant, as a participant in a regional application, or as a member of an applicant Joint Powers Authority) include a certification by the applicant that all charter cities included in the application are eligible to receive grant funds for the project described in the application.

Eligible Geographies:

Projects must be located in California and facilitate reductions in GHG emissions and landfill disposal within the grant performance period.

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.
November 2020
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Date awarded-4/3/23

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.
$300,000 – $500,000
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:

Available Funds- $2,000,000 is available for this grant cycle, fiscal year 2019–20, subject to funding availability. - $300,000 is the minimum and $500,000 is the maximum amount of funding available for individual grant awards.

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.


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