Tire-Derived Product Grant Program

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The Tire-Derived Product (TDP) Grant Program promotes markets for recycled-content products derived from waste tires generated in California and decreases the adverse environmental impacts created by unlawful disposal and stockpiling of waste tires.


Eligible applicants include:

• Public entities include:     o California cities     o counties     o public school districts     o public colleges and universities     o special districts     o park or recreational districts     o state agencies (including offices, departments, bureaus, and boards)     o Qualifying Indian Tribes.

• Eligible Products:

Tire-derived products (TDP) must be made from only California-generated waste tires, processed in California and manufactured into a final product in California. For the purposes of this grant program, tire-derived products generally fall into three categories: agriculture/landscape, recreation, and transportation. Eligible products include, but are not limited to: Mulch, bark, weed abatement coverings, tree care products, horse stall mats, tracks, sidewalks/pathways, guard rails or components, railroad ties, sound barriers, and traffic safety products.

Additionally, end-of-life material (primarily crumb rubber or rubber nuggets/mulch that have served their initial purpose) may be reused or recycled into a variety of eligible products. The source of the end-of-life material (e.g., landscaping) must be located in California. Any necessary further processing of end-of-life material and any further manufacturing must take place in California.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible applicants include:

• Public entities:

o California cities

o counties

o public school districts

o public colleges and universities

o special districts

o park or recreational districts

o state agencies (including offices, departments, bureaus, and boards)

• Qualifying Indian Tribes.

Eligible Geographies:

Project must be located in California and a minimum of 2,500 California-generated waste tires must be used per application. Multiple products/projects may be combined to achieve this minimum. Project(s) must not have previously received CalRecycle grant funds.

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.
August 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
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.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Noel Davis, 1-916-341-6341, Noel.Davis@CalRecycle.ca.gov