Reuse Grant Program

The Reuse Grant Program is a pilot program in fiscal year 2019–20 to provide financial assistance to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases by expanding and improving waste diversion in California through reuse.


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.


To be determined in the state budget.

Eligible Costs

Review eligible costs in current cycle page.

If you have questions that are program-specific, contact

California Climate Investment

This program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that uses billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to:

  • Cut greenhouse gas emissions
  • Strengthen the economy
  • Improve public health and the environment— particularly in disadvantaged communities.

The Cap-and-Trade program also incentivizes industries to:

  • Invest in clean technologies
  • Develop innovative ways to reduce pollution

At least 35% of these investments go to under-served and low-income communities.

For more information, visit California Climate Investments.

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).

Performance Table Instructional Video

 Tutorial video (YouTube, 00:04:17, Transcript) – provides help to grantees for completing the Performance Table Template for reporting.