Widespread illegal dumping of solid waste adversely impacts Californians in many ways. Properties on which illegal dumping occurs lose economic value; create public health and safety and environmental problems; and degrade the enjoyment and pride in the affected communities. Abandoned, idled, or underutilized properties due to unauthorized dumping impact what were once the sources of economic benefits to a community. Many such properties have been abandoned or have owners who are unable or unwilling to pay the costs of cleanup. This program provides financial assistance in the form of reimbursement grants up to $500,000 to help public entities accelerate the pace of cleanup, restore sites, and turn today’s problems into tomorrow’s opportunities.
California Labor Code section 1782 will prohibit charter cities from receiving state funds or financial assistance for construction projects if those cities do not comply with sections 1770-1782 of the Labor Code. If any applicants or participating jurisdictions are charter cities or joint powers authorities that include charter cities, the lead participating jurisdiction must certify that Labor Code section 1782 does not prohibit any included charter city from receiving state funds for the project described in this application, more information can be found on CalRecycle’s California Labor Code section 1782.
Eligible applicants include public entities, including counties, cities, districts, state agencies, and Joint Powers Authorities.
Eligible projects include solid waste cleanup project sites where cleanup is needed to protect public health and safety and/or the environment within the applicant’s jurisdiction.
- $1,000,000 available for fiscal year (FY) 2022–23
- $500,000 per grant award
Timeline and Cycle Details
|Dates||Activity and Details|
August 31, 2022
January 11, 2023
|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: Steve.SantaCroce@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.
October 5, 2022
February 15, 2023
|Application Due Date
• Application Guidelines and Instructions
• Application Access: Applications must be submitted via the Grants Management System (GMS) by this date.
• Customer service will only be provided until 4:00 p.m. on the application due date.
If you are unable to access GMS or need assistance, please send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Joseph Pacheco.
November 9, 2022
March 15, 2023
|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
• 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.
CalRecycle considers funding recommendations, and if approved, conditionally awards grants in this month (tentative).
|June 30, 2025||End of Grant Term
From date of Notice to Proceed to this date.
|June 30, 2025||Deadline for: Final Report and final Payment Request.|
Grant Administration Documents
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.
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.