The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a competitive grant 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.
Approval of Criteria, July 15, 2014 (PDF, 496 KB)
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.
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.
$823,747 available for fiscal year (FY) 2014/15
$150,000 per grant award
One or more projects can be combined into a single grant
For complete information, please visit the TDP Grant Program website at: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Grants/Product/FY201415/default.htm.
The Application deadline is December 4, 2014. 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.