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Grants to California Agencies for Waste Collection and Recycling Programs

Used Oil Payment Program (OPP)


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Funding Source
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
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Geographic Focus
USA: California

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/28/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to California local government agencies for waste collection and recycling programs. Funding is intended to support a range of public education activities that inform the public of the location of recycling facilities, provide recycling and collection of oil filters and used oil, and mitigate used oil in stormwater runoff.

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities for local governments/other eligible jurisdictions to receive payments for used oil and used oil filter collection/recycling programs.

All expenditures must be for the purposes of establishing and maintaining a used oil program as set forth in PRC sections 48690–48691. For more information about eligible expenditures, see page 16 of the Grant Guidelines document in Supporting Documents.

Used oil publicity, education, and outreach material must directly relate to the collection and recycling of used oil and/or used oil filters, proper oil disposal practices, and/or the mitigation of used oil in stormwater activities and must be approved through the Expenditure Request process in LoGOPP. For more information about Publicity, Education, and Outreach requirements, see page 21 of the Grant Guidelines document in Supporting Documents.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants are limited to local governments, which are defined in statute as “any chartered or general law city, chartered or general law county, or any city and county.” CalRecycle may make a payment to another entity that will implement the program on behalf of a local government (in lieu of making a payment to that local government) with the agreement of that local government.

To be eligible to apply for a payment under this program, applicants must:
- Have either one certified used oil collection center per 100,000 residents and/or a curbside collection program that includes used oil/used oil filter collection at least monthly.
- Have a public education component (in their program) that informs the public of locally available used oil/used oil filter collection/recycling opportunities.
- Accept the terms set out in the OPP Cycle 14 Guidelines (See Supporting Documents below), and be in compliance with the program provisions described in PRC section 48690 et seq., notably PRC sections 48674, 48690, and 48691.

For more information about eligibility, see page 5 of the Grant Guidelines document in Supporting Documents.

Any expenditure that does not directly support used oil or used oil filter collection, recycling or educational activities, or mitigation of used oil in stormwater, or expenses not directly related to the recipient’s (or consultant's/contractor's) administration of the OPP are ineligible for funding.

For a list of ineligible costs, see page 19 of the Grant Guidelines document in Support Documents.

Pre-Application Information
Timeline and Cycle Activity
- June 28, 2023: Application Due Date - Applicants must submit applications in LoGOPP by 11:59 p.m. on this date. Customer service will be available until 4:00 p.m. on this date.
- July 26, 2023: Secondary Due Date: Approved Resolution must be uploaded in LoGOPP by this date if it was not submitted with the application. If applicable, Letters of Authorization must be uploaded in LoGOPP by this date.
- Spring 2024: Payments Awarded, unless an early payment is requested by the applicant and subsequently approved by CalRecycle.
- July 1, 2023–June 30, 2025: Cycle Term Dates
- August 15, 2024 and August 15, 2025: Annual Report Due Dates. Due no later than August 15 of each year during performance period. If the due date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the online report must be submitted by the following Monday.

First time users of the LoGOPP system must:
1. Obtain a CalRecycle WebPass. Note: Those who previously obtained a WebPass for a CalRecycle system (i.e., Local Government Information Center (LoGIC), E-Waste, BGR, etc.) do not need to obtain a new WebPass.
2. Request "access" to the system by sending an email to their Program Advisor after obtaining their WebPass.

Eligible costs must be incurred and accrued (if applicable) during the cycle term.


Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Per Capita Funding
- Payments are calculated per capita using the Department of Finance’s population statistics.
- Small jurisdictions will be provided a minimum award of $5,000 for cities and $10,000 for counties.
- Jurisdictions may also apply regionally and pool their funds.

Term of Contract
The term of the OPP cycle is 24 months.

July 1, 2023–June 30, 2025: Cycle Term Dates

Contact Information
Submit application via the Local Government Oil Payment Program (LoGOPP):

For more information contact: Financial Assistance,

Customer service can be reached by emailing or by calling (916) 341-6809.

Contact LoGOPP Program Advisor:

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