Local Government Waste Tire Enforcement (TEA) Grants

The Local Government Waste Tire Enforcement Grant Program awards funds to local jurisdictions to support local inspection and enforcement of waste tire generators and haulers.

Eligibility

Eligible entities are cities, counties, or a city and county. Jurisdictions may apply alone or in collaboration with another jurisdiction.

  • Counties must have 50 or more active businesses in their jurisdictions with Tire Program Identification (TPID) numbers.
  • Cities must have 100 or more active businesses in their jurisdictions with TPID numbers.

Funding

Maximum grant awards by population:

  • $350,000 for applicants with qualifying populations of 1 to 900,000.
  • $500,000 for applicants with qualifying populations of 900,001 to 2,000,000.
  • $650,000 for applicants with qualifying populations of 2,000,001 or more.

Eligible Costs

Eligible costs include:

  • Personnel time for:
    • Inspections
    • Enforcement
  • Surveillance
  • Training
  • Providing education to generators and haulers
  • Travel
  • Equipment
  • Administration

Managing Entity

All applicants must designate a managing entity to implement and oversee the Program.

The managing entity must be one of the following:

  • A Local Enforcement Agency.
  • An Environmental Health Agency, department, office, etc.
  • A Code Enforcement Agency, department, office, etc.
  • An agency, department, or office, which has inspection and code enforcement authority, experience, and capability.

For more information about the Local Government Waste Tire Enforcement Grant Program, contact Yolanda.Park@calrecycle.ca.gov, 916-341-6108.

Current Local Government Waste Tire Enforcement Agency program grantees — visit the Waste Tire Enforcement Agency Toolbox for information on your enforcement responsibilities.

Current Grant Cycle

Application materials for fiscal year (FY) 2023-24 were due November 16, 2023

Upcoming Grant Cycles

Application materials for fiscal year (FY) 2024-25 will tentatively be available Fall 2024.

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).

Grant Administration Support

Grant Admin Webinar June 2021  (YouTube, 1:37:23)
Grant Admin Presentation (PowerPoint)