Questions and Answers: Tire Incentive Program (FY 2019-20)

Questions about the Tire Incentive Program grant application were accepted in writing only, no later than August 1, 2019. 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.
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1. Can you please clarify the Grant Period? Specifically, the overlap with TIP6? Can eligible Tire Derived Products be on both grants so long as during any given overlapping reporting period (quarter) there is no duplication of expense reimbursement?

TIP6 allows all eligible products to receive an incentive. While receiving an incentive under TIP6, those products may not also receive an incentive under TIP7. However, when TIP6 closes on April 1, 2021, (or earlier if the TIP6 grant is fully expended) then those TIP6 products may receive an incentive under TIP7.

CalRecycle anticipates approving TIP7 awards and sending grant agreements to awardees in October 2019. Depending on how long it take awardees and CalRecycle to process the grant agreement, a Notice to Proceed may be issued in November or December 2019.

2. Can I receive a TIP7 grant, but not claim a specific product sale to a customer that received a Tire-Derived Product (TDP) grant for the same product? We want to ensure that our customer (TDP Grantee) is eligible to receive their TDP grant funding. 

If an entity receives funding for a product under the TDP (or other CalRecycle) grant program, the TIP grantee may not claim an incentive for that specific product sale. With Grant Manager approval, the TIP grantee may exclude a specific individual product sale from its incentive claim.


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1. We receive crumb rubber from California waste tire processors and also from non-California processors. We utilize both California and non-California crumb rubber in our production. Can I only claim California crumb rubber for reimbursement on my TIP7 application?

Since TIP7 provides incentives for all eligible products (rather than specifically identified products), all crumb rubber used in all eligible products must be from only California-generated waste tires processed by a California waste tire processor.

2. We are a TIP6 grantee and have a product that received an incentive under the feedstock conversion category. Would this product still qualify under the feedstock conversion category in TIP7 or now is it in the existing tire-derived product category?

Products that were previously identified in the feedstock conversion or a tire-derived product categories retain their prior designation. This may be revised in future cycles.

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