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Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) Grant Program

Grants to California Enforcement Agencies
for Solid Waste Permitting and Inspections

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California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Deadline Date:

05/04/21 11:59 PM


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Grants starting at $15,000 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.

Eligible costs are limited to the following:

  • 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).
  • 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, and mileage).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171643

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 Performance Period begins on the date of July 1, 2021 and ends on June 30, 2022.

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.

Local governments may join together in a Regional grant application in which two or more eligible entities join together to implement the grant. A Regional Participant (Lead) must be designated to act on behalf of all participating entities.

Note: An entity may not submit an individual application if that entity is also a participant of a Regional application.

Ineligible Costs

Any cost not specifically related to the LEA Grant Program are ineligible for reimbursement. The grantee should contact the Grant Manager if clarification is needed.

Ineligible costs include, but are not limited to:
- Costs incurred prior to July 1, 2021 or after June 30, 2022, (except for costs incurred during the Report Preparation Period, July 1, 2022–October 27, 2022, to prepare the Final Report and reimbursement Payment Request).
- Any costs that are not consistent with local, state, and federal statutes, ordinances, or regulations.
- Any food or beverages (supplied as part of meetings, workshops, training, or events).
- Any personnel costs incurred as a result of time an employee assigned to the solid waste program does not actually work on the solid waste program (e.g. use of accrued vacation, sick leave, etc.).
- Any pre-paid expenditures for future goods or services delivered after the end of the Grant Performance Period. (Exemption: The Grant Manager may consider approving products purchased in full before the end of the Grant Performance Period but delivered after the Grant Performance Period if the delay is caused solely by the supplier and through no fault of the grantee. The grantee must request an exemption in writing and receive written approval from the Grant Manager.)
- Cleanup of illegal dumping.
- Costs currently covered or incurred under another CalRecycle loan, grant, grant cycle, or contract.
- Landfill operations.
- Out-of-state travel.
- Overhead and indirect costs.
- Overtime costs (except for local government staffing during specially scheduled evening or weekend events that have been pre-approved in writing by the Grant Manager when law or labor contracts require overtime compensation).
- Purchasing or leasing of vehicles.

Pre-Application Information:

- May 4, 2021: Application Due Date (Customer service will only be provided until 4:00 p.m. on the application due date.)
- June 8, 2021: Secondary Due Date--Resolution if it was not submitted with the application
- June 2021 (tentative): Grants Awarded

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:

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Contact Information:

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

Create a WebPass account:

Apply online:

For questions that are program specific, please contact Wendy Box:

Applicants who are unable to access GMS or need assistance may send an email to or call Maria Elena Kennedy at

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