Organics Grant Program Funding Available – due on March 9th

What’s the goal of this program?

Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) issues grant funding to lower overall greenhouse gas emissions by expanding existing capacity or establishing new facilities in California to reduce the amount of California-generated green materials, food materials, or alternative daily cover being sent to landfills.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Local governments (cities, counties, or cities and counties).
  • Private, for-profit entities. The business must be qualified to do business in California and be in good standing with all applicable California state agencies.
  • State agencies (including offices, department, bureaus, and boards).
  • The University of California, the California State University, or California Community Colleges.
  • Nonprofit organizations (except private schools) registered with the federal government under 501(c)3, (c)4, (c)6 or (c)10 of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Qualifying Indian Tribes.

What types of projects are likely to be awarded?

  • Construction, renovation, or expansion of facilities to increase in-state infrastructure for the digestion or composting of organics into compost, soil amendments, biofuels, or bioenergy.
  • Construction, renovation, or expansion of facilities to increase in-state infrastructure for the preprocessing of organics when providing preprocessed materials to an in-state digestion or composting facility that is using the waste to make compost, soil amendments, biofuels, or bioenergy.
  • Food waste prevention and rescue projects must be partnered with a compost or digestion project and submitted as a cooperative application. The food waste prevention and rescue project must result in measurable food waste reduction. The food waste prevention and rescue component of a project is one that measurably prevents food waste or rescues edible food from becoming waste normally destined for landfill disposal. The food rescue aspect shall result in rescued food being distributed to people; any food waste residuals from the project must be sent to a compost or digestion facility when one is available within the food waste prevention and rescue projects service area.

How much funding is available?

  • Compost Projects: $12,000,000 allocation for compost projects with a maximum grant award of $3,000,000 per application. This includes $2,400,000 in requested infrastructure costs and $600,000 in performance payments.
  • $3,000,000 from the compost projects allocation is available for Rural Program applications. The maximum grant award is $3,000,000 per application. This includes $2,400,000 in requested infrastructure costs and $600,000 in performance payments.
  • Digestion Projects: $12,000,000 allocation for digestion project with a maximum award of $4,000,000 per application. This includes $3,200,000 in requested infrastructure costs and $800,000 in performance payments.

Who can I speak with for more information?

You need to act fast! This is due March 9, 2017.

Toni Scott is a principal at Morrison, which provides business planning (including budgeting, cash flow forecasting, and strategic planning), feasibility studies, interim executive services, recruitment, competitive grant writing and special projects that don't fit into any conventional category. You can contact Toni directly at tscott@morrisonco.net or via telephone at 530-893-4764 ext. 205.

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