It is the time of year again when Tire Derived Product (TDP) grant funding has become available in California. Our Pervious Pavement system qualifies under the stipulations for eligibility, based upon the use of certified, California derived passenger tires. Only the tire derived portion is covered as part of the award of funding. Sub base preparations, installation, and the binding agent are not included as part of the funding.
For additional funding, the California Department of Parks and Recreation Recreational Trails Program (RTP), Due September 14, 2015, may be a consideration to fund other aspects of your project.
The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities to divert tires from landfill disposal, prevent illegal tire dumping, and promote markets for recycled-content products. The Tire-Derived Product Grant (TDP) Program is a reimbursement grant designed to use TDPs for repurposing projects such as pathways, landscaping, mats, playground surfacing, curb stops, and ramps.
Public entities which include: California cities, counties, public school districts, public colleges and universities, special districts, park or recreational districts, and state agencies (including offices, departments, bureaus, and boards).Qualifying Indian Tribes. A “Qualifying Indian Tribe” is defined as an Indian tribe, band, nation or other organized group or community, residing within the borders of California, which:
(1) is recognized for special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of the status of its members as Indians; or
(2) can establish that it is a government entity and which meets the criteria of the grant program.
On January 1, 2015, California Labor Code section 1782 will prohibit charter cities from receiving state funds or financial assistance for construction projects if those cities do not comply with sections 1770-1782 of the Labor Code. If a charter city will be included in an application (either as the sole applicant, as a participant in a regional application, or as a member of an applicant Joint Powers Authority), more information can be found on CalRecycle's California Labor Code section 1782.
Only one application per qualifying entity will be accepted and only for projects within California. A minimum of 2,500 California-generated waste tires must be used per application. Multiple products/projects may be combined to achieve this minimum. Project(s) must not have previously received CalRecycle grant funds.
$675,000 available for fiscal year (FY) 2015-16$150,000 per grant award
The notice below was posted to subscribers of the program:
CalRecycle has issued the Notice of Funding Availability and released the Application for the 2015/16 Tire-Derived Product (TDP) Grant Program. For specific information including: eligibility, grant amount, application, and timelines, please visit the TDP Grant Program website at:
The Application deadline is October 15, 2015. Applications must be submitted electronically in the Grant Management System (GMS) by 11:59 p.m. Customer service will be available until 4:00 p.m. on this date.
Please Contact Rubberway for more information on the program and assistance with the application process.