Questions about the Tire-Derived Product Grant Program grant application were accepted in writing only, no later than May 13, 2021. Similar or related questions were grouped together or reworded for clarity and responded to as one question.

The question and answer period is now closed. All questions and answers are posted on this site.

General

  1. The Request for Approval (RFA) Criteria for the 2021–22 Tire-Derived Product Grant Program stated that playgrounds and athletic fields were removed as eligible project types. The reason cited was a precautionary measure until the study and findings of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) Human Health Risk Assessment Report are released.  When will playgrounds and athletic fields be eligible again?

    As specified in the approved Request for Approval (RFA) Criteria, playgrounds and athletic fields were removed as eligible project types. Once OEHHA releases the results of the study and findings of the Human Health Risk Assessment Report, anticipated in late summer 2021, CalRecycle will re-evaluate this issue.

  2. The Application Guidelines and Instructions state there is a maximum award of $150,000. Is there a minimum amount an applicant may request for a project(s)?

    There is no minimum amount an applicant may request. However, applicants must ensure that a minimum of 2,500 passenger tires are diverted by the proposed project(s) to be eligible. This amount equals 30,000 lbs. of tire-derived product material (rubber mulch, crumb rubber, SBR).

Eligibility

  1. I operate a 501(c)(3) church in California. Can I apply to use rubber mulch as a landscaping project around our church?

    A list of eligible applicants are stated on page 4 of the Application Guidelines and Instructions. Article XVI, Section 5 of the California Constitution prohibits nonprofit entities as eligible applicants for the Tire-Derived Product Grant Program.

Funding

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Application

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