Rubberized Pavement Grant Program

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) provides the Rubberized Pavement (Pavement) Grant Program, formerly called the Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC) Grant Program, to promote markets for recycled-content surfacing products derived from waste tires generated in California and decrease the adverse environmental impacts created by unlawful disposal and stockpiling of waste tires. RAC is a proven road paving material that has been used in California since the 1970s. It is made by blending ground tire rubber with asphalt binder which is then mixed with conventional aggregate materials.

Under the Pavement Grant Program, the Targeted RAC Incentive Grant and RAC Chip Seal Grant have been consolidated into one grant with two project types–RAC and Chip Seal projects.

The program provides competitive grants to encourage first-time or limited users of RAC. It is available to public entities which include: California cities, counties, regional park districts, special districts, Joint Powers Authorities, state agencies (including offices, departments, bureaus, and boards) and Qualifying Indian Tribes.


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Cycle-Specific Information

Current Cycle

Application materials for fiscal year (FY) 2023–24 were due September 13, 2023.

Awarded Cycles

Note: “TRP” followed by a number is the cycle code for the Rubberized Pavement Grant Program.


If you have questions that are grant program-specific, please contact Lito Tamondong or Farrah Fadrigon. For technical questions regarding the RAC material, please contact Mustafe Botan.

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