California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
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Grants to California nonprofit organizations, for-profits, government agencies, tribes, school districts, and IHEs for projects that divert food waste from landfills. The purpose of this program is to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions through the implementation of new food waste rescue and prevention projects, as well as the expansion of existing programs.
The Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged and low-income communities.
Eligible projects include:
Eligible expenses and activities will be described in the application documents. Eligible expenses will include, but are not limited to: refrigeration systems, refrigerated vehicles, personnel, food waste prevention tracking equipment/software, and food preparation items.
Projects must be located in California and result in permanent, annual, and measurable:
“Newly diverted” means the tons of materials that are currently being landfilled that will instead be diverted as a result of this project.
Eligible Costs can be found in the Procedures and Requirements document, page 6. See Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 181719
$150,000 minimum and $300,000 maximum per grant award
The Grant Term begins on the date that CalRecycle sends the Notice to Proceed email. The Grant Term ends on April 3, 2023.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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