Questions about the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Grant Program Cycle 30 (construction projects) grant application are accepted in writing only, no later than February 20, 2018. Similar or related questions may be grouped together or reworded for clarity and responded to as one question.

All questions and answers will be posted during the application period and are subject to updates. It is the applicant's responsibility to check this website for the latest information regarding this grant cycle.

Note: This page is for Cycle 30 questions and answers only. 


  1. Can you clarify the difference between an individual applicant and a regional applicant?

    An individual applicant is a single public entity (city, county, or city and county), applying on its own behalf. The jurisdiction may have partners or subcontractors, but it is the only applicant and is individually responsible for the grant. 

    A regional applicant is comprised of two or more public entities, with a lead jurisdiction designated to act on behalf of all participating jurisdictions. The lead jurisdiction will be the Grantee and will be responsible for the performance of the grant, recordkeeping and submitting all required documentation.

    If a jurisdiction is a participant in a regional application, it cannot submit an individual application. 

    Joint Powers Authorities (JPAs) may submit a grant application as an individual applicant by submitting a copy of its joint powers agreement. However, because they represent multiple public entities, JPAs are afforded the same maximum grant award as a regional applicant.

  2. What date should applicants anticipate receiving a Notice to Proceed letter upon award of a Cycle 30 grant?

    CalRecycle staff anticipates awarding grants in July 2018. Notice to Proceed letters will be sent in August/September 2018, after the Grant Agreement is executed.

  3. What is your definition of unserved communities? What if a jurisdiction is using another city’s facility through an MOU (it is far away and not convenient). Does this qualify as unserved?

    If the jurisdiction has neither HHW collection services nor an existing HHW facility within the community, it would be considered underserved.


No questions at this time.


No questions at this time.


No questions at this time.

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