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Tire-Derived Product (TDP) Grant Program

Grants to California Agencies, IHEs, Public School Districts, and
Recreational Districts to Encourage the Use of Recycled Tire Products

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California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Deadline Date:

05/14/19 11:59 PM


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Grants to California municipal and county governments, state agencies, public school districts, public colleges and universities, special districts, Tribes, and park and recreational districts to encourage the use of recycled tire products. Funding is intended to support the repurposing of waste tires into transportation, recreation, or agriculture/landscape related products such as ramps, curb stops, mats, playground surfacing, and pathways.

The Tire-Derived Product (TDP) Grant Program aims to decrease the adverse environmental impacts created by unlawful disposal and stockpiling of waste tires.

Additional requirements and unfunded costs apply to playground projects. Projects involving playgrounds are subject to various local, state, and federal requirements. For details, and for a detailed description of eligible projects and products under this grant program, see

Eligible products include, but are not limited to: Mulch, bark, weed abatement coverings, tree care products, horse stall mats, arenas, playground, tracks, sidewalks/pathways, sport surfacing, guard rails or components, railroad ties, sound barriers, and traffic safety products.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149127

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

$150,000 per grant award

Term of Contract:

Grant-eligible program expenditures may start no earlier than the date of the Notice to Proceed. The Grant Term ends on April 1, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:

- Public entities which include: California cities, counties, public school districts, public colleges and universities, special districts, park or recreational districts, and state agencies (including offices, departments, bureaus, and boards).
- Qualifying Indian Tribes. A “Qualifying Indian Tribe” is defined as an Indian tribe, band, nation or other organized group or community, residing within the borders of California, which:
1. Is recognized for special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of the status of its members as Indians; or
2. Can establish that it is a government entity and which meets the criteria of the grant program.

Project Requirements:

- Funding is only for projects within California. All product manufacturers, suppliers/vendors, and/or contractors are required to certify and provide documentation that the material purchased by the grant was derived from only California-generated waste tires that were processed and manufactured into a final product from California.
- A minimum of 2,500 California-generated waste tires must be used per application. Multiple products/projects may be combined to achieve this minimum.
- Project(s) must not have previously received CalRecycle grant funds.

For Ineligible Costs, see

Pre-Application Information:


- April 15, 2019: Due date for Question and Answer Period*
- May 14, 2019, 11:59 PM: Application Due Date
- June 13, 2019: Secondary Due Date**
- August 2019: Grants Awarded (tentative)
- April 1, 2022: Deadline for Final Report and final Payment Request.

*Questions regarding the application and its requirements must be submitted in writing via email. Questions and answers (Q&A) will be posted periodically during the Q&A period. In addition, it is the applicant's responsibility to check the Q&A web page regularly to ensure that they are aware of all program details.
** Approved Resolution must be uploaded in GMS by this date if it was not submitted with the application. In addition, applicant must have an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing and Practices (EPPP) Policy by this date.

Only one application per qualifying entity will be accepted.

The Tire-Derived Product Grant (TDP) Program is a reimbursement grant.

For additional information about the Grant Program:

For Questions and Answers and Information regarding the grant application and requirements:

For the California Tire-Derived Product Catalog:

Model Projects:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To access the Grant Management System, see

To submit questions in writing during the Question and Answer Period, email

For program-specific questions, please contact:

Noel Davis, Associate Governmental Program Analyst
(916) 341-6341

For technical assistance, contact:

Natalie Gandolfo, Staff Services Analyst (General)
(916) 341-6809

Tire Recycling, Cleanup, and Enforcement Grants
Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 341-5062

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California