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CA Notice of Funds Available: Reuse Grant Program (FY 2019-20)

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) offers the pilot cycle of the Reuse Grant Program pursuant to Section 42999 of the Public Resources Code. The purpose of the grant is to further the goals of the California Global Warming Solutions Act (Assembly Bill (AB) 32) and lower overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by expanding and improving landfill diversion and recycling in California through source reduction (i.e., reuse).

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. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are made in disadvantaged and low-income communities. For more information, visit California Climate Investments


Grant Management Associates has assisted several applicants with successful awards in this program. Let us help you get support for your reuse project. Contact us today!


Eligibility

Applicants

Eligible applicants include:

  • Local governments

  • State agencies

  • Nonprofit organizations

  • Private, for-profit organizations

  • Qualifying Indian Tribes

  • A “Qualifying Indian Tribe” is defined as an Indian tribe, band, nation or other organized group or community, residing within the borders of California, which 1) Is recognized for special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of the status of its members as Indians; or 2) Can establish that is is a government entity, which meets the criteria of the grant program.

Charter Cities

California Labor Code section 1782 will prohibit charter cities from receiving state funds or financial assistance for construction projects if those cities do not comply with sections 1770-1782 of the Labor Code. If any applicants or participating jurisdictions are charter cities or joint powers authorities that include charter cities, the lead participating jurisdiction must certify that Labor Code section 1782 does not prohibit any included charter city from receiving state funds for the project described in this application, more information can be found on CalRecycle's California Labor Code section 1782.

Projects

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

Eligible Projects

Each application must fall into one of the following project types:

  • 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

Funding

  • $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. 

August 20, 2020

Question-and-Answer Period and Due Date

  • Questions may be submitted from application release date to this date

  • Questions regarding the application and its requirements must be submitted in writing via e-mail: GHGReductions@calrecycle.ca.gov

  • Questions and answers (Q&A) will be posted periodically during the Q&A period.

It is the applicant's responsibility to check the Q&A web page regularly to ensure that they are aware of all program details.


September 10, 2020Application Due Date

  • Application Guidelines and Instructions

  • Application Access: applications must be submitted via the Grants Management System (GMS) by this date. 

  • Customer service will only be provided until 4:00 p.m. on the application due date.

If you are unable to access GMS or need assistance, please send an email to grantassistance@calrecycle.ca.gov or call Maria Elena Kennedy.


September 24, 2020

Secondary Due Date - Resolution and Environmentally Preferable Purchasing and Practices (EPPP) Policy

  • If the resolution is not submitted with the application: The approved resolution must be uploaded in GMS by this date.

  • If the applicant does not have an EPPP Policy at the time of application: An EPPP Policy must be adopted and notification must be uploaded in GMS by this date.

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