The application period for fiscal year (FY) 2020-21 is now closed.
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The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities for the local governments in implementing safe Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) programs for collection, public education, source reduction, reuse, and/or recycling of HHW.
Note: “HD” followed by a number is the cycle code for the Household Hazardous Waste Grant Program.
- Cycle 35: HD35 | Approval of Awards, November 13, 2020
Only one application per qualifying entity will be accepted. Eligible applicants may submit an individual or regional application. One entity must be identified as the lead applicant to act on behalf of itself and its participating jurisdictions. The grants are available to:
- Local governments (cities, counties, and city and counties) as defined in Public Resources Code section 30109 that have direct responsibility for HHW management.
- Regional or local sanitation agencies and waste agencies, having direct responsibility for HHW management.
- Joint Powers Authorities (JPA) if the JPA agreement includes solid and/or hazardous waste management responsibilities.
- Qualifying Indian Tribes with direct responsibility for HHW management. 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:
- Is recognized for special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of the status of its members as Indians; or
- Can establish that it is a government entity and meets the criteria of the grant program.
This grant cycle has been designed for smaller projects that complement existing and/or regional HHW programs in California. Grant applications must include one or more of the following types of projects:
- HHW public education and outreach for general audiences (may include extended producer responsibility (EPR) information).
- Implementation of sustainable EPR collection opportunities, to include but not limited to:
- Promotion of an ongoing retail take-back program such as batteries or fluorescent lamps at local hardware stores, businesses, or government facilities.
- Promotional collection events hosted at businesses or government facilities.
- Promotional public education and outreach materials specifically for local retail take-back programs.
- Project to:
- Determine and implement the most safe and cost effective methods for collecting propane gas cylinders and/or marine flares.
- Implement effective education programs and identify effective incentives that reduce the disposal of household hazardous waste. The incentives must be something reusable to replace HHW being disposed (does not include monetary or SWAG incentives, rechargeable batteries, adapters, valves, caps or other accessories for refilling propane canisters).
- Set-up and operation of temporary or mobile collection program for one-day or multi-day collection events for the following except for those materials that are currently covered by another recycling/collection program (e.g. covered electronic waste, cell phones, thermostat, etc.):
- Common HHW materials and universal waste.
- Marine flares
- Propane gas cylinders up to 5 gallons.
- Solar panels as a pilot project. Awardees are required to collect and report data on type/style of panels, manufacturer, volume, and the method of disposal.
- New or expanded curbside and/or door-to-door collection programs to allow for the collection of new and eligible HHW materials.
- Minor improvements to an existing HHW facility. (Examples include but are not limited to: storage bins, signage, painting, paving, shelving, etc.)
- Purchase of personal protection equipment.
- 8-hour refresher Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standards (HAZWOPER) training.
Projects that do not fall within one of these eight categories will not be eligible for grant funding.
- $1,000,000 available for fiscal year (FY) 2020-21
- $50,000 for individual applicants per grant award
- $100,000 for the following applicants:
- Rural area counties ( must have population of 200,000 or less)
- Regional or JPA applicants
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Question and Answer Period and Due Date
Application Due Date;
If you are unable to access the GMS or need assistance you may send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Melissa Sanford.
August 18, 2020
Secondary Due Date-Resolution and Environmentally Preferable Purchasing and Practices (EPPP) Policy
CalRecycle considers funding recommendations, and if approved, conditionally awards grants in this month (tentative).
Grant Performance Period
Grantee may incur costs after the issuance of the Notice to Proceed date to this date.
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Grant Administration Documents
Terms and Conditions
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.
Procedures and Requirements – April
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.
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