Workforce Development Grant Program

CalRecycle’s Workforce Development Grant Program helps employ and train workers to use innovative technologies that give Californians more ways to redeem beverage containers.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Collection programs developing a workforce for innovative redemption.


Eligible Costs:

  • Personnel
  • Training and certifications for reverse vending machines and bag drop programs
  • Equipment
  • Software


To be determined in the state budget.

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Contact Information

For more information, contact


Join the Beverage Container Recycling Program Grants Listserv for email updates.

Current Grant Cycle

No open applications at this time.

Upcoming Grant Cycles

No upcoming grant cycles at this time.

Awarded Grant Cycles

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).