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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Grant Program - Small Projects

Grants to California Agencies and Tribes for
Activities that Encourage the Safe Disposal of Waste

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Funding Source:

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California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Deadline Date:

05/06/21

Description:

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Grants to California government agencies and tribal entities for activities that encourage the safe disposal of hazardous waste. Eligible programs may include educational activities, the implementation of collection programs and events, facility improvements, training, and equipment purchases.

Grant applications must include one or more of the following types of projects:

  • HHW public education and outreach for general audiences (may include extended producer responsibility (EPR) information).
  • Implementation of sustainable EPR collection opportunities, to include but not limited to:
    • Promotion of an ongoing retail take-back program such as batteries or fluorescent lamps at local hardware stores, businesses, or government facilities.
    • Promotional collection events hosted at businesses or government facilities.
    • Promotional public education and outreach materials specifically for local retail take-back programs.
  • Project to:
    • Determine and implement the most safe and cost effective methods for collecting propane gas cylinders and/or marine flares.
    • Implement effective education programs and identify effective incentives that reduce the disposal of household hazardous waste. The incentives must be something reusable to replace HHW being disposed (does not include monetary or SWAG incentives, rechargeable batteries, adapters, valves, caps or other accessories for refilling propane canisters).
  • Set-up and operation of temporary or mobile collection program for one-day or multi-day collection events for the following except for those materials that are currently covered by another recycling/collection program (e.g. covered electronic waste, cell phones, thermostat, etc.):
    • Common HHW materials and universal waste.
    • Marine flares
    • Propane gas cylinders up to 5 gallons.
    • Solar panels as a pilot project. Awardees are required to collect and report data on type/style of panels, manufacturer, volume, and the method of disposal.
    • Treaded wood waste
  • New or expanded curbside and/or door-to-door collection programs to allow for the collection of new and eligible HHW materials.
  • Minor improvements to an existing HHW facility. (Examples include but are not limited to: storage bins, signage, painting, paving, shelving, etc.)
  • Purchase of personal protection equipment.
  • 8-hour refresher Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standards (HAZWOPER) training.

Projects that do not fall within one of these eight categories will not be eligible for grant funding.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183178

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

- $50,000 is the maximum available for individual grant awards.
- $100,000 is the maximum available for the following applicants:
° Rural area counties (must have a population of 200,000 or less)
° Regional or JPA applicants

Term of Contract:

- September 2021: Grants Awarded
- September 30, 2024: Grant Performance Period (Grantee may incur costs after the issuance of the Notice to Proceed date to this date)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants may submit an individual or regional application. One entity must be identified as the lead applicant in the regional application to act on behalf of itself and its participating jurisdictions. The grants are available to:
- Local governments (cities, counties, and city and counties) as defined in Public Resources Code section 30109 that have direct responsibility for HHW management.
- Regional or local sanitation agencies and waste agencies, having direct responsibility for HHW management.
- Joint Powers Authorities (JPA) if the JPA agreement includes solid and/or hazardous waste management responsibilities.
- Qualifying Indian Tribes with direct responsibility for HHW management. 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 meets the criteria of the grant program.

Only one application per qualifying entity will be accepted.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- April 20, 2021: Question and Answer Period and Due Date - Questions may be submitted from application release date to this date.
- May 6, 2021: Application Due Date
- June 3, 2021: Secondary Due Date-Resolution and Environmentally Preferable Purchasing and Practices (EPPP) Policy
- September 2021: Grants Awarded

Q and A webpage where questions and answers will be posted periodically: https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/HomeHazWaste/grants/37thcycle/qanda
Household Hazardous Waste Grant Program homepage: https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/HomeHazWaste/Grants/

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Funding/GMS/

Questions regarding the application and its requirements must be submitted in writing via email: grants@calrecycle.ca.gov.

If you are unable to access the GMS or need assistance you may send an email to grantassistance@calrecycle.ca.gov or call Melissa Sanford at the contact information listed below.

Melissa Sanford
Melissa.Sanford@calrecycle.ca.gov
(916) 341-6104

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