Grant, Payment, and Loan Programs
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) offers funding opportunities authorized by legislation to assist public and private entities in the safe and effective management of the waste stream.
To access detailed information about grant, payment, and loan programs currently offered by CalRecycle, use the list below. Many of CalRecycle's grant programs are available to apply online using the Grants Management System Web (GMSWeb). Applicant must first go to the GMS Web Information page to obtain appropriate access to GMSWeb, and then may search the GMSWeb for available grants or go to the specific grant's website for information about the next offering.
CalRecyle's grants database may be used to produce grant/payment program reports by county, cycle or fiscal year.
- Beverage Container Recycling Grants
Funding programs to assist organizations with establishing convenient beverage container recycling and litter abatement projects, and to encourage market development and expansion activities for beverage container materials.
- Farm and Ranch Cleanup Grants
Provides funding to cities, counties, Resource Conservation Districts, and Native American tribes for the cleanup of illegal solid waste sites on farm or ranch property.
- Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Grants
Provides local government funding for programs to expand or initially implement HHW programs such as collection programs, educational programs, load checking programs, and programs emphasizing waste reduction, source reduction, reuse or recycling of HHW.
- Local Enforcement Agency Grants
Provides grant funds, based on population and solid waste facilities, to local enforcement agencies (LEA) to assist in their solid waste facilities permit and inspection program.
- Solid Waste Disposal and Site Cleanup Grants
This program allows CalRecycle to expend funds directly for cleanup or emergency actions, provide loans to responsible parties who demonstrate the ability to repay state funds, or provide matching grants to local governments to assist in remediation of environmental problems at landfills.
- Tire Recycling, Cleanup, and Enforcement Grants
Several different grants programs are available to local governments for the purpose of diverting tires from landfill disposal by promoting markets of recycled-content products, as well as for enforcement and cleanup.
- Used Oil Recycling Grants
Provides assistance to local governments, nonprofit entities, and other parties for activities that encourage appropriate disposal and recycling of used oil.
- Used Oil Payment Program (OPP)
Provides assistant to local governments to develop and maintain used oil and used oil filter collection/recycling programs.
Beverage Container City/County Payment Program
Funding program available to eligible cities and counties for beverage container recycling and litter abatement activities.
- Tire Equipment Loan Program
Provides loans to California tire manufacturers and processors for the purchase of equipment that will be used to produce tire-derived material and products.
- Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) Loans
Provides direct loans to businesses that use postconsumer or secondary waste materials to manufacture new products, or that undertake projects to reduce the waste resulting from the manufacture of a product.
Inactive or Discontinued Grants and Loans
- Landfill Closure Loans
Provides zero interest loans to operators of unlined, older-technology landfills who are interested in early closure of their facilities. No funding for the landfill closure loan program (LCLP) was budgeted for fiscal year 2011/12. Furthermore, via statue, LCLP sunsets as of July 1, 2012.
- Reuse Assistance Grants
This competitive grant program provided incentives for local public agencies to promote and apply the concept of reuse to their business communities.
- Sustainable Building Grants
Provided local government funding for projects that advanced the use of green building design and construction practices in California. Grants are no longer offered.
Safety and Recycling grants. Two grant programs were developed in 2000 to build markets for recycled-content
materials and help conserve resources while assisting local agencies in
meeting the Department of Health
Services' playground design and safety regulations, established to
prevent injuries and meet accessibility requirements.
- Playground Safety and Recycling Act Grants
- Playground Accessibility and Recycling Grants