Tire-Derived Product Grant Program

General Information

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) offers the Tire-Derived Product (TDP) Grant Program to promote markets for recycled-content products derived from waste tires generated in California and decrease the adverse environmental impacts created by unlawful disposal and stockpiling of waste tires.

CalRecycle makes no warranty, express or implied, and assumes no liability for any tire-derived product(s) funded by this grant. It is the applicant’s responsibility to determine the appropriateness of the product(s) for its purposes. To help you research and evaluate these products, CalRecycle has established a Web site that contains health studies, literature reviews, fact sheets, news articles and links to related issues about these products. This information is not all inclusive. It is provided for informational purposes only as a convenience to our website visitors.

Only one application per qualifying entity will be accepted. Eligible applicants include: public entities consisting of California cities, counties, public school districts, public colleges and universities, special districts, park or recreational districts; Qualifying Indian Tribes; and state agencies (including offices, departments, bureaus, and boards).

Special Message for Grantees Using TDP Material Sourced From Outside of California or Using Manufacturers, Suppliers/Vendors and/or Contractors Offering “Free” Services:

All product manufacturers, suppliers/vendors, and/or contractors are required to certify and provide documentation that the material purchased by the grant was derived from only California-generated waste tires that were processed and manufactured into a final product from California. Grantees must understand and be fully aware that if there is inadequate documentation to verify that only California-generated waste tires that were processed and manufactured into a final product in California were used in the TDP, requests for reimbursement may be denied. If reimbursement has been made and it is subsequently determined that the source of the material cannot be verified as only California-generated waste tires or that the tires were not processed and manufactured into a final product in California, CalRecycle may seek reimbursement from the Grantee.

Applicants/Grantees should be wary of product manufacturers, suppliers/vendors, and/or contractors who offer “free” services (such as installation) or a “contribution” as a means to influence the Applicant/Grantee’s purchase/contracting decision. Some “free” services and contributions are actually ineligible costs which the product manufacturers, suppliers/vendors, and/or contractors include in the eligible material cost. Grantees seeking reimbursement, which may include non-eligible costs as part of the material cost, are subject to additional review and/or audit. If it is determined that a reimbursement request includes ineligible costs, all or a portion of the request may be denied. Please consult with your Grant Manager prior to approving an offer which may include these, or similar, “free” services.


Join the TDP Listserv to be notified by email when funding becomes available.


If you have questions that are program-specific, please contact Noel Davis.

Cycle-Specific Information

Next Cycle

Application materials for fiscal year (FY) 2025–26 will tentatively be available spring 2025.

Awarded Cycles

Note: “TDP” followed by a number is the cycle code for the Tire-Derived Product Grant Program.

Prior grant programs were focused either on playgrounds, track/recreational surfacing, or green building paving or surfacing.

For more information, contact Cathy.Aggergaard@calrecycle.ca.gov.