Local Enforcement Agency Grant Program

CalRecycle manages a noncompetitive grant program to assist Local Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) with their solid waste facilities permit and inspection program.



$1.5 million is allocated to this program a year.

  • $1,404,000 is awarded to grantees.
  • $96,000 is budgeted for CalRecycle to provide training and technical support.

Per LEA grant regulation, eligible applicants are limited to LEAs and regional LEAs that are certified by CalRecycle.

Eligible Costs

These grant awards are to be used solely for support of the solid waste facilities permit and inspection programs.

Is Your City or County Interested? Talk to a live person about this grant

For more information about the Local Enforcement Agency Grant Program, contact Phanessa Fong, at Phanessa.Fong@calrecycle.ca.gov, 916-341-6689.  

Current Grant Cycle

Application materials for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024-25 were due May 9, 2024.

Upcoming Grant Cycles

Application materials for fiscal year (FY) 2025-26 will tentatively be available in Spring 2025.

How to Apply

Watch for the Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) on either of these two web pages:

Online Applications

CalRecycle grant applications are submitted online through the CalRecycle Grants Management System (GMS).

For LEA Support questions, contact Leta Forland, leta.forland@calrecycle.ca.gov.

For general information on all the Grant and Loan Programs, contact Grants@calrecycle.ca.gov.