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Local Government Waste Tire Enforcement (TEA) Grant

Grants to California County and City Agencies
to Enforce Tire Recycling Laws

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Deadline Date:

01/14/20 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to California county and city agencies for to enforce tire recycling laws. Eligible agencies must work with a managing entity to implement and oversee the program. Funding is intended to cover a range of costs including equipment and materials, personnel, travel, per diem, and transportation costs to perform eligible activities and enforce waste tire permitting, storage, and movement laws and regulations.

Eligible activities generally include, but are not limited to:

  • Inspections of waste tire businesses.
  • Field patrolling, enforcement and case development for waste tire-related activities, including investigating illegal tire disposal activities.
  • Providing education to waste tire businesses.

Eligible costs are limited to:

  • Conducting and reporting on inspections of waste tire facilities to ensure compliance with current waste tire laws and regulations.
  • Investigating illegal tire disposal activities.
  • Identifying and issuing Notices of Violation to noncompliant entities.
  • Conducting and reporting on field patrolling, investigations and other enforcement activities to remediate illegal waste tire disposal and hauling.
  • Referring all illegal and unregistered waste/used tire haulers to CalRecycle.
  • Conducting program-related outreach and educational efforts with local businesses.

The following administrative activities/costs are eligible:

  • Preparation and submittal of Progress Reports, Payment Requests, and all other required documents, forms and information.
  • Grant-related communication with the Grant Manager, Evaluation staff,
  • Enforcement staff and state auditors.
  • Compliance activities related to performance evaluation or audits.
  • Costs related to performance evaluation or audits.
  • Development and maintenance of a system to accurately capture and report staff time, activities, and costs for waste tire enforcement, including records.
  • Personnel administration related to hiring, supervising, or evaluating TEA grant staff.
  • Preparation and submittal of the next cycle’s grant application.
  • Administrative functions for which there is a direct and demonstrable link to implementation of the TEA grant.

The amount requested and reimbursed under Education may be less than or equal to 10% of the total approved budget. Eligible Enforcement and Surveillance activities include steps taken beyond normal inspection activities to identify illegal waste tire activity and collect evidence. For information about Education and Enforcement expenses, as well as Field Patrolling and Small Tire Pile Cleanup, see pages 9 - 11 of Guidelines in Supporting Documents, below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151818

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$6,500,000

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:

The Grant Term begins on the date of the Notice to Proceed (NTP) email and ends on September 30, 2021. Eligible program costs must be incurred after the NTP email and before the Grant Performance end date.

The Grant Performance Period begins on the date of the NTP Email and ends on June 29, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are a city, county, or city and county that works closely with a managing entity to implement and oversee the Program. Applicants must have within their jurisdictions 50 (for a county) or 100 (for a city) or more active waste tire businesses that have Tire Program Identification (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.

New applicants are those cities or counties that did not receive a TEA grant award for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018–19 (TEA26 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 is 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 2018–19 (TEA26 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.

Applicants may submit a collaborative application with authorization from other cities and/or counties participating in the collaborative program. A Participating Jurisdiction(s) grants permission for a Lead Collaborative Jurisdiction (Lead) to perform waste tire enforcement activities in its jurisdiction, despite the fact that the Participating Jurisdiction does not fall within the Lead’s jurisdictional boundaries. If a jurisdiction submits an application as part of a collaborative program, it cannot apply individually or as part of another collaborative program.

City agencies that are under the jurisdiction of an existing grantee are eligible if the applying city:
- Meets the eligibility requirements of this Program.
- Notifies the existing county grantee and CalRecycle of its intent to apply.
- Meets with the existing county grantee and CalRecycle.
- Demonstrates that complementary services are needed in its jurisdiction.

Ineligible costs include, but are not limited to:
- Costs incurred prior to receipt of the NTP email or after June 29, 2021.
- Report Preparation Period costs incurred after September 30, 2021
- Expenditures outside the grantee’s jurisdiction(s), or not specified in the approved Budget.
- Any costs that are not consistent with local, state, and federal laws, guidelines and regulations.
- Costs associated with Amnesty Day events, such as creating and distributing hauler exemption letters.
- Investigation, inspection or enforcement of local code violations that do not involve waste tires.
- Educational activities provided to the general public via small and large community events or at events consisting primarily of K-8 children.
- Costs associated with activities related to the use of recycled products.
- Costs that the Grant Manager deems unreasonable, excessive, ineligible, inappropriate, duplicative, disproportionate or not related to the Program.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted via GMS by January 14, 2020, 11:59 PM. Customer service will be provided only until 4:00 PM on the due date.

If the resolution is not submitted with the application it must be submitted by February 18, 2020.

Access to GMS is secure; therefore, you must have a CalRecycle WebPass in order to log into the system. Obtain a CalRecycle WebPass here: https://secure.calrecycle.ca.gov/WebPass/

Grants will be awarded in April 2020.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://secure.calrecycle.ca.gov/Grants

Direct questions to:
Maria Elena Kennedy
(916) 341-6228
MariaElena.Kennedy@calrecycle.ca.gov

If you are unable to access GMS, contact:
grantassistance@calrecycle.ca.gov
(916) 341-5062

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