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Grants to California Enforcement Agencies for Solid Waste Permitting and Inspections

Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) Grant Program


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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: 05/11/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to California local and regional enforcement agencies to supplement budgets for their solid waste facilities permitting and inspection programs. Costs may include analysis and evaluation, training, equipment, compliance and enforcement, education, personnel, and transportation.
Budget categories are as follows:
  • Analysis/Evaluation/Testing/Demo (expenses related to analysis and testing, equipment calibration, certification, demonstrations, site studies, and consultants).
  • Compliance/Inspection/Visit/Enforcement (expenses related to legal counsel, inspection, enforcement, compliance, and consultants that support the applicant’s solid waste facilities permit and inspection programs).
  • Education (expenses related to providing education and outreach materials to local jurisdictions, businesses, and the public).
  • Equipment (expenses related to the purchasing of tools, instruments, equipment, personal protection gear, tablets, and laptops as well as the maintenance of equipment essential for the inspection of solid waste facilities).
  • Personnel (staff expenses related to conducting inspections such as salaries, benefits, physicals, and vaccinations).
  • Training (expenses related to the training of LEA staff such as training materials, publications, periodicals, memberships, CalRecycle trainings, solid waste management conferences, and related costs).
  • Transportation (expenses related to inspections such as maintenance of LEA vehicles, fuel expenses, or mileage).


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants are limited to CalRecycle certified Local Enforcement Agencies pursuant to Public Resources Code, Section 43200 and Title 14, California Code of Regulations, Chapter 5, Article 2.1, LEA Certification Requirements.

The grantee shall not be:
(a) In violation of any order or resolution not subject to review promulgated by the State Air Resources Board or an air pollution control district.
(b) Out of compliance with any final cease and desist order issued pursuant to Water Code Section 13301 for violation of waste discharge requirements or discharge prohibitions.
(c) Finally determined to be in violation of provisions of federal law relating to air or water pollution.

For more information about ineligible costs, see Page 4 of the guidelines document listed in Supporting Documents, below.

Pre-Application Information
May 11, 2023: 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.
June 13, 2023: Secondary Due Date
• Approved Resolution or Letter of Commitment and any other Applicant’s Required Authorization Documents must be uploaded in GMS by this date if it was not submitted with the application.
June 2023 (tentative): Grants Awarded
• CalRecycle considers funding recommendations, and if approved, conditionally awards grants during this month.

Applications must be submitted via the Grants Management System (GMS). Access to GMS is secured, so applicants will first need to create a WebPass account. Once WebPass has been activated, applicants will use their email address and password to sign in.

The grantee shall request reimbursement in accordance with the procedures described in the Procedures and Requirements.

Notice of Funds Available for Local Enforcement Agency Grant Program:

Grants Management System Instructions:

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
The grant amount is established from a base grant award of $15,000 per jurisdiction plus additional grant funds based on population and the number of permitted, active solid waste facilities in each LEA jurisdiction.

Term of Contract
The Grant Term begins on July 1, 2023. The Grant Term ends on October 29, 2024.

Contact Information
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