Notice of Funds Available: Beverage Container Recycling Grant Program (FY 2020–21 and 2021–22)

The application for fiscal year (FY) 2020–21 and 2021–22 is now closed.

Awards | Criteria | Eligibility | Funding | Timeline and Cycle Details | Grant Administration Documents

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities for the California local government agencies, cities, counties, regional programs, public colleges and universities, public school districts, non-profit organizations, and qualifying Indian Tribes to promote increased recycling of beverage containers throughout California and reduce the beverage container litter in the waste stream.

Awards

Note: “RBC” followed by a number is the cycle code for the Beverage Container Recycling Grant Program

Criteria

Approval of Criteria, September 18, 2020

Eligibility

  • California cities, counties, and other local government entities.
  • Special districts (e.g., recreational park districts).
  • Public colleges and universities and public K–12 school districts.
  • Non-profit organizations (except private schools K–12) registered with the federal government under 501(c)3, (c)6, or (c)10 of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Qualifying Indian Tribes.
  • Joint Powers Authorities (JPA) as an eligible entity (where all of the participating entities are otherwise eligible).

Projects

  • Multi-family residential dwellings (five units or more).
  • Public colleges/universities, non-profit colleges/universities, and public K–12 school districts.
  • Curbside Residential Program locations (excluding single stream).
  • Community events including, but not limit to, those sponsored by local jurisdictions.
  • Parks/recreational areas.
  • Purchase of water refill stations, including the installation, education & outreach, or replacement of infrastructure, plumbing, maintenance, additional attachments or modifications.

Funding

  • $1,500,000 available for fiscal year (FY) 2020–21 and 2021–22
  • $75,000 is the minimum and $250,000 is the maximum per grant award

Timeline and Cycle Details

DatesActivity and Details
October 22, 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: grantassistance@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.
December 1, 2020

Application Due Date

January 5, 2021

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.
May 2021 (FY 2020–21) July 2021 (FY 2021–22)

Grants Awarded

CalRecycle considers funding recommendations, and if approved, conditionally awards grants in this month (tentative).

June 30, 2023 (FY 2020–21)
June 28, 2024 (FY 2021–22)

Grant Performance Period

Grantee may incur costs after the issuance of the Notice to Proceed to this date.

June 30, 2023 (FY 2020–21)
June 28, 2024 (FY 2021–22)

Deadline for: Final Report and final Payment Request.

Grant Administration Documents

Terms and Conditions for FY 2020–21

Terms and Conditions for FY 2021–22

Notice: Submission of an application constitutes an acknowledgment that you have read these Terms and Conditions and understood and agreed that they will be part of the Grant Agreement upon an award of any grant funds.

The text of these Terms and Conditions may not be altered, changed or revised in any way, except in writing by mutual agreement of the parties pursuant to the Amendment provision herein. In the event of any dispute regarding the content of these Terms and Conditions, the original document contained in the grant cycle file located at the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 will control. These Terms and Conditions are applicable only to the specified cycle and/or Fiscal Year of the particular grant program specified.

If you require assistance in obtaining access to this document, please use the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Procedures and Requirements for Fiscal Year 2020–21

Procedures and Requirements for Fiscal Year 2021–22

Notice: These Procedures and Requirements are in draft form. Upon issuance of Grant Agreement, these Procedures and Requirements shall become final.

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the Procedures and Requirements prior to issuance of the Grant Agreement. Any such changes will be non-negotiable. In the event that any changes are made to the Procedures and Requirements, all Grantees will be notified as to what specific changes have been made.

Once the Grant Agreement has been issued and the Procedures and Requirements have become final, the text of the incorporated Procedures and Requirements may not be altered, changed or revised in any way, except in writing by mutual agreement of the parties pursuant to the Amendment provision contained in the Terms and Conditions. In the event of any dispute regarding the content of the incorporated Procedures and Requirements, the original document contained in the grant cycle file located at the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 will control. These Procedures and Requirements are applicable only to the specific cycle and/or Fiscal Year of the particular grant program specified.

If you require assistance in obtaining access to this document, please use the contact information at the bottom of this page.

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