Rubberized Pavement Grant Program

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This competitive tire grant program provides opportunities to divert waste tires from landfills, prevent illegal tire dumping, and promote markets for recycled-content tire products. The Program promotes markets for recycled surfacing products derived from only CA-generated waste tires. It is aimed at encouraging first-time/limited users of rubberized pavement in two project types – Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Hot-Mix and Rubberized Chip Seal.


An application may include rubberized pavement (hot-mix and chip seal) projects for roadways, Class 1 bikeways (as defined in Streets and Highway Code section 890.4(a)), greenways, and disability access at parks.  A greenway is a travel corridor for pedestrians, bicycles, non-motorized vehicle transportation, recreation, or a combination thereof, located along natural landscape features, such as an urban watercourse.

State agencies are eligible only for projects for Class 1 bikeways, greenways, and disability access at parks.

All projects are subject to the following requirements:

•  The grantee will construct one or more Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC) Hot-Mix or Rubberized Chip Seal project(s) at the location(s) specified in the approved grant application, unless otherwise approved by the Grant Manager.

•  Only California-generated waste tires, processed in California, shall be used in the crumb rubber portion of the project(s).  Recycled end-of-life crumb rubber that meets all specifications and standards can be used, as appropriate.

•  The project(s) must be located in California.

•  Projects must be owned and maintained by the applicant and accessible to the public.

•  Reimbursement will not exceed the amount stated on the Grant Agreement Cover Sheet (CalRecycle 110).

•  Construction of the RAC portion of any project must commence on or after the date indicated in the Notice to Proceed and be completed by April 1, 2024.

•  The binder material must contain a minimum of 300 pounds (equivalent to 15 percent by weight) of the tire-derived crumb rubber per ton of rubberized binder. The binder may be either asphalt rubber/field blend or terminal blend.

Additionally, the following are project requirements specific to the project type indicated:

•  Hot-Mix Project:  Project(s) must use a minimum of 2,000 tons of RAC hot-mix.

•  Chip Seal Project:  Project(s) must use a minimum area of 40,000 square yards of chip seal material.

Because of the amount of paving material used, local government and Qualifying Indian tribe applicants may combine projects for Class 1 bikeways, greenways, and disability access at parks with eligible roadway projects in order to satisfy Pavement Grant Program minimums.

Please visit our grants website for eligible costs and additional grant specific information.


Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible applicants include:

•  Local Governments (cities and counties)

•  Other local governmental agencies (including regional park districts, special districts, and Joint Powers Authorities)

•  Qualifying Indian Tribes 

•  State agencies.  State agencies are only eligible for projects for Class 1 bikeways, greenways, and disability access at parks

Please visit our grants website for a complete description and additional grant specific information.

Eligible Geographies:

Applicants with a median household income less than 80 percent of the statewide median household income and whose grant request seeks a majority of funding (greater than 50 percent) for a greenway shall be given priority funding.

Please visit our grants website for a complete description and additional grant specific information.


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.
December 2021
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
NTP to April 1, 2024

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:

CalRecycle receives an annual appropriation from the CA Tire Recycling Mgmt Fund to administer the CA Tire Recycling Act (Senate Bill 937, Vuich, Statutes of 1990, Chapter 35) (Public Resources Code [PRC] sections 42860 et seq). 

•  $250,000 maximum for Individual Application.  If applying for a Joint Application, the maximum grant award shall not be greater than $350,000.

Please visit our grants website for additional grant specific information.

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:

Staff proposes to conduct the review of FY 2021–22 applications using the eligibility, criteria and evaluation process applied in the FY 2020–21 cycle. Staff will perform a review of all applications to determine completeness. Complete applications will be evaluated to confirm applicant and project eligibility and determine the recommended funding amount.

How to Apply

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