Questions and Answers: Illegal Disposal Site Abatement Grant Program (FY 2023-24)

Questions about the Illegal Disposal Site Grant Program grant application are accepted in writing only, no later than August 23, 2023 and January 10, 2024. Similar or related questions may be grouped together or reworded for clarity and responded to as one question.

All questions and answers will be posted during the application period and are subject to updates. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check this website for the latest information regarding this grant cycle.

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No questions at this time.


  1. Are only public agencies eligible for these funds (and not non-profit/land trusts)?

Yes, as stated in page 4 under the Eligible Applicants of the Application Guidelines and Instruction FY2023-24 document, “Grant funds are available to public entities, including counties, cities, districts, state agencies, and Joint Powers Authorities.”


  1. Can funds be used to demolish, clean-up, abate an abandoned house?

No, grant funds cannot be used to demolish, clean-up, abate an abandoned house.

  1. Can funds be used to remove debris that was left on a property that will be restored/managed for habitat? (like old vehicles, farm equipment, random debris)?

Yes, but I do not believe farm equipment would be eligible for this grant. There is a separate grant program called the “Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program” that might be a better fit for the removal of illegal solid waste on farm or ranch properties. Also, there are COST RECOVERY REQUIREMENTS when grant funds are used on Private Property. Please again refer to the Application Guidelines and Instructions FY2023-24 document on page 6 under the heading “Cost Recovery Requirements” for further details on the cost recovery requirements when using grant funds on Private Property.


No questions at this time.

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