Organics Grant Program

The Organics Grant Program aims to lower overall greenhouse gas pollution by expanding capacity or building new facilities in California.

This will reduce the amount of California-generated green materials, food materials, and Alternative Daily Cover sent to landfills.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Local governments (cities, counties, or cities and counties).
    1. Cities, counties, and cities and counties.
    2. Regional or local sanitation agencies, waste agencies, or Joint Powers Authorities.
  • Private, for-profit entities.
  • State agencies (including offices, departments, bureaus, and boards).
  • The University of California, the California State University, or California Community Colleges.
  • Nonprofit organizations (except private schools) registered with the federal government under 501(c)3, (c)4, (c)6 or (c)10 of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Qualifying Indian Tribes. A “Qualifying Indian Tribe” is defined as an Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, residing within the borders of California, which:
    1. Is recognized for special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of the status of its members as Indians; or
    2. Can establish that it is a government entity and which meets the criteria of the grant program.


If you have questions that are program-specific, contact

Eligible Costs

Review eligible costs in current cycle page.


To be determined in the state budget.

California Climate Investments

This program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged and low-income communities.

The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investment projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling and much more.

For more information, visit California Climate Investments.

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Organics Grant Program

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).

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