Questions and Answers: Tire Incentive Program (FY 2023-24)

Questions about the Tire Incentive Program grant application are accepted in writing only, no later than June 23, 2023. Similar or related questions may be grouped together or reworded for clarity and responded to as one question.

All questions and answers will be posted during the application period and are subject to updates. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check this website for the latest information regarding this grant cycle.

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  1. I operate a manufacturing business in California, but I have only been in business two years. Is there any flexibility to allow my participation in the Tire Incentive Program for the Fiscal Year 2023-24?

Applicants that operate a manufacturing business in California must be operational for at least three years, as stated on page 4 of the Application Guidelines and Instructions.

  1. Can an out-of-state company participate in the grant? Is exporting tires to green destinations eligible at the same rate per pound?

As stated on page 4 of the Application Guidelines and Instructions, “Eligible applicants must be California-based or incorporated in another state (or country) with an existing manufacturing facility in California.  The applicant must be qualified to do business in California and in good standing with all applicable California state agencies, including but not limited to, the Secretary of State and the Franchise Tax Board, and have all appropriate licenses and permits.”  As stated on page 5 of the Application Guidelines and Instructions, eligible products must be manufactured from California-generated waste tires.  The waste tire itself is not eligible for reimbursement and only products sold are reimbursable.


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  1. The Application Guidelines and Instructions requires applicants to obtain and upload a California Waste Tire Processor letter stating that all crumb rubber was processed from California-generated waste tires. Is there a list of California Waste Tire Processors in California available?

CalRecycle provides the California Tire-Derived Product Catalog as a resource applicants may use for this purpose.  Pages 226 to 253 lists tire-derived material feedstock providers that process tire-derived product material in California.

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