Questions and Answers: FY 2020-21 Tire-Derived Aggregate Grant Program

Questions about the Tire-Derived Aggregate Grant Program grant application were accepted in writing only, no later than January 6, 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 for this grant cycle. All questions and answers are posted on this site.
General | Eligibility | Funding | Application


1. How is this grant solicitation different from last year?

  • Adjusted installation cost reimbursement based on project type.
  • Adjusted engineering and design cost reimbursement based on project type.
  • Allowed reimbursement for geosynthetic material that is specifically needed for a TDA project.
  • Eliminated testing cost reimbursement.
  • Eliminated Very Large Project designation and the corresponding $750,000 maximum grant amount.

For additional information, please refer to the Application Guidelines and Instructions.

2. When will the Notice to Proceed be issued?

We anticipate approving eligible applications in April 2021, and sending out Grant Agreements in May 2021. Once we have a “fully-executed” Grant Agreement (meaning all parties have signed the agreement), we will issue the Notice-to-Proceed (NTP). The sooner we get the Grant Agreement signed by your Signature Authority, the sooner you will receive a NTP


No questions at this time


1. How much money is available for the Tire-Derived Aggregate Grant Program? What is the grant maximum?

We expect a total of $750,000 to be available for the FY 2020–21 grant cycle, subject to funding availability. The maximum grant award is $350,000.

2. Are matching funds required?

Matching funds are not required.

3. We have a landslide repair project in a very remote area of our County. Due to its location in a rugged terrain, it is inaccessible to most large vehicles. Therefore, we think the TDA material may need to be offloaded and stockpiled at the base of the hills and will require smaller trucks making several trips to transport the TDA material to the remote project site. If our estimates for the transportation cost at the time of application is lower than the actual cost, can we request reimbursement above our approved budget? In other words, are we eligible for the additional cost (transportation cost for the smaller trucks)?

Page 7 of the Procedures and Requirements document states that eligible costs include transportation to an initial location (either stockpile or project site) and does not include any contractor markup. Additional transportation costs from a stockpile to a project site are not eligible for reimbursement.

4. We have done some preliminary engineering/design work prior to applying for the grant. May we get reimbursed for those cost, as specified under one of the eligible cost categories for the grant?

Grant-eligible cost incurred prior to the date of the Notice to Proceed email are not eligible for reimbursement.


1. What is the purpose of a Resolution? Please advise or provide a sample resolution? We checked the available online forms but did not see a Resolution sample to follow. Can you provide one?

A Resolution is required for any entity that is subject to a governing body. The purpose of a Resolution is to provide:

  • Authorization from your governing body to submit an application(s).
  • Designation of the job title of the individual authorized to sign all documents necessary to implement the program (Signature Authority).
  • If permitted and/or authorized by your jurisdiction, authorization for the Signature Authority to delegate his/her signature authority to another.
  • The number of years that these authorizations are effective, up to a maximum of five years.

Refer to the Resolution and Letter Examples webpage for example Resolutions.

2. What is the EPPP Policy requirement for JPAs? Is it required for every member of the JPA?

The JPA is required to have an EPPP Policy. The participating jurisdiction(s) is/are encouraged, but not required, to have in place (or adopt, as appropriate) an EPPP Policy.

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