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Beverage Container Recycling City/County Payment Program

Grants to California Counties and Cities for
Container Recycling and Litter Removal Projects

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California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Deadline Date:

12/17/18 11:59 PM


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Grants starting at $5,000 and grants starting at $10,000 to California cities and counties to increase the recycling of beverage containers and support litter cleanup activities. First-time applicants must contact program staff to request access to the online application.

The goal of CalRecycle’s beverage container recycling program is to reach and maintain an 80 percent recycling rate for all California refund value beverage containers - aluminum, glass, plastic and bi-metal. Projects implemented by cities and counties will assist in reaching and maintaining this goal.

Eligible activities include:
-New or existing curbside recycling programs.
-Neighborhood drop-off recycling programs.
-Public education promoting beverage container recycling.
-Litter prevention and cleanup where the waste stream includes beverage containers that will be recycled.
-Cooperative regional efforts among two or more cities or counties, or both.
-Other beverage container recycling programs.
-Supporting AB 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling requirements.

Supporting AB 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling requirements includes:
-Infrastructure for businesses to recycle beverage containers.
-Support for new or existing beverage container recycling programs for multi-family residential dwellings.
-Public education and outreach that includes a beverage container-recycling component.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169395

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Cities are eligible to receive a minimum of $5,000 and counties are eligible to receive a minimum of $10,000.

Term of Contract:

The term begins from the date of award and ends on March 1, 2021. Program expenditures may start no earlier than the date of award. Eligible costs must be incurred no later than March 1, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include cities, counties, or cities and counties in California, as identified by the California Department of Finance, unless otherwise determined by CalRecycle.

California Labor Code section 1782 prohibits a charter city from receiving state funding or financial assistance for construction projects if that charter city does not comply with Labor Code sections 1770-1782. If any applicants or participating jurisdictions are charter cities or joint powers authorities that include charter cities, the lead participating jurisdiction must certify on the Funding Request tab of the application that Labor Code section 1782 does not prohibit any included charter city from receiving state funds for the project described in this application. If it is determined after award that an applicant or participating jurisdiction is a charter city prohibited from receiving state funds for this grant project, the grant will be terminated and any disbursed grant funds shall be returned to CalRecycle.

Regional Application Requirements:

Local governments may join together in a regional application in which two or more eligible jurisdictions join together for the purpose of project implementation. A Regional Lead Participant (Lead) must be designated to act on behalf of all participating jurisdictions. The Lead is the applicant/recipient who will be responsible for the performance of the Program and all required documentation. CalRecycle will direct all official correspondence and payments to the Lead. If a jurisdiction is a participant in a regional application, it may not apply individually.

Pre-Application Information:

First time users of the Beverage Container Recycling City/County Annual Payment and Reporting System (CAPRS) must contact the CalRecycle Regional Representative and request access to CAPRS. After the request is received and approved, a WebPass invitation will be sent along with an email granting access to CAPRS.

Returning users can immediately log into CAPRS.

Funding Requests must be submitted in CAPRS no later than 11:59 PM by the April 9 deadline.

Customer service will be provided until 4:00 PM on the deadline.

-September 17, 2018: Funding Request Open Date and Access
-December 17, 2018: Funding Request Due Date
-February 2019: Payment Awards and Beginning of Term (Request for Approval Date)
-March-April 2019: Payments Distributed
-March 1, 2021: Term End Date
-April 1, 2021: Reporting Due Date

Contact Information:

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

CalRecycle Regional Representatives:

Login to CAPRS:

If you are unable to access CAPRS or need assistance, please email:

You may also contact:

Melissa Sanford
P: (916) 341-6104
F: (916) 319-7360

Department of Resources
Recycling and Recovery Grants and Payment Unit 5
1001 I Street, MS 13A
Sacramento, CA 95814


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USA: California