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Grants to California County and City Agencies to
Ensure Proper Disposal of Waste Tires

Local Government Waste Tire Enforcement (TEA) Grant

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California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

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01/13/22 11:59 PM


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Grants to California county and city agencies for programs to ensure the proper disposal of waste tires. Eligible agencies must work with a managing entity to implement and oversee the program. Activities may take place in incorporated and unincorporated areas. Funding is intended for administrative costs, education, enforcement actions and surveillance, field patrolling and small tire pile cleanup, inspections, training, transportation, and equipment.

For information on eligible activities, see pages 7-9 of the Procedures and Requirements document, in Supporting Documents, below. 

Eligible costs:

All grant expenditures must be for activities, products, and costs specifically included in the approved Work Plan and approved Budget, activities approved by CalRecycle or activities that are conducted in compliance with criteria and timelines detailed within the CalRecycle Waste Tire Enforcement Manual. To be eligible for reimbursement, costs must be incurred after receiving a Notice to Proceed and before the end of the Grant Term. All services must be provided and goods received during this period in order to be eligible costs. 

For additional information on eligible costs, see pages 6-12 of the Procedures and Requirements document, in Supporting Documents, below. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151818

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum amount a grantee may receive is based upon population figures provided by the California Department of Finance:
- Applicants with populations equal to or less than 900,000 are eligible to receive up to $300,000.
- Applicants with populations of 900,001 to 2,000,000 are eligible to receive up to $450,000.
- Applicants with populations of 2,000,001 or more are eligible to receive up to $600,000

Term of Contract:

Grant Term: June 30, 2022 – September 30, 2023

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants: city, county, or city and county that work closely with a managing entity to implement and oversee the program.

New applicants are those cities or counties that did not receive a TEA grant award for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020–21 (TEA28 cycle). New applicants must meet the following requirements at the time of application:
- Counties must have 50 or more active businesses in their jurisdictions with Tire Program Identification (TPID) numbers.
- Cities must have 100 or more active businesses in their jurisdictions with TPID numbers

New applicants that are under the jurisdiction of an existing TEA grantee that are also applying for a TEA grant may apply for this grant only if the new applicant:
- Meets the eligibility requirements of this program.
- Notifies the existing grantee and CalRecycle in advance of its intent to apply.
- Meets with the existing grantee and CalRecycle.
- Demonstrates that complementary services are needed in its jurisdiction(s).

Reapplying grantees are applicants that received a grant award in FY 2020–21 (TEA28 cycle). Reapplying grantees must meet the following TPID number requirements:
- Counties must have 50 or more active1 businesses in their jurisdictions with TPID numbers.
- Cities must have 100 or more active1 businesses in their jurisdictions with TPID numbers.

All applicants must designate a managing entity to implement and oversee the Program. The managing entity must be one of the following:
- A Local Enforcement Agency.
- An Environmental Health Agency, department, office, etc.
- A Code Enforcement Agency, department, office, etc.
- An agency, department, or office, which has inspection and code enforcement authority, experience, and capability.

Two or more eligible entities may agree to submit a Collaborative Application.

For ineligible costs, see pp. 12-13 of Procedures and Requirements in Supporting Documents below.

Pre-Application Information:

- January 13, 2022: Application Due Date. Applicants must submit applications in GMS by 11:59 p.m. on this date. Customer service will be available until 4:00 p.m. on this date
- February 17, 2022: Secondary Due Date. Approved Resolution (s) must be uploaded in GMS by this date if it was not submitted with the application
- April 2022 (tentative): Grants Awarded
- June 30, 2022 – September 30, 2023: Grant Term
- September 30, 2023: Deadline for: Final Report and Final Payment Request.

Applicants may submit a joint grant application with authorization from other cities and/or counties participating in the joint program. For additional information, see URL for Full Text (RFP).

Payment to the grantee for eligible grant expenses is made on a reimbursement basis only.

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

Apply online:

Contact: (916) 341-5062

If you are unable to access GMS or need assistance, please send an email to or call Natalie Gandolfo at 916- 341-6809.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California

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