State or Federal?
The purpose of this competitive grant program is 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. Projects must be located in California and result in permanent, annual, and measurable: reductions in GHG emissions compared to existing practice of landfilling and increase in quantity (tons) of California-generated green materials, or food materials, newly diverted from landfill disposal or ADC use, and composted or digested. Eligible projects include construction, renovation, or expansion of facilities to increase digestion or composting of organics; construction, renovation, or expansion of facilities to increase preprocessing of organics; or food waste prevention and rescue projects that are partnered with a compost or digestion project and submitted as a cooperative application.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Eligible entities include: local governments, including regional or local sanitation agencies, waste agencies, or Joint Power Authorities; private for-profit entities; state agencies; the University of California, California State University, or California Community Colleges; nonprofit organizations; and qualifying Indian Tribes.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Mar 09, 2017
Due Date Notes
Requests to use an alternative to greenhouse gas (GHG) quantification methodologies must be emailed by February 16, 2017.
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Annual or Multi-Year?
Preliminary Items
Questions regarding the application and its requirements must be in writing and emailed to Questions must be received by February 23, 2017 or they will not be accepted. Periodically during the Question and Answer (Q&A) period, Q&As will be posted on the Q&As website.
Match Required?
Match Notes
There are no stated matching requirements, however, provision of matching funds may result in increased consideration during the evaluation process.
California Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Of the total $24m available, $12m is allocated for compost projects, with a maximum grant award of $3m per application, and $12m is allocated for digestion projects with a maximum award of $4m per application.

Within the $12m available for compost projects, $3m is available for rural program applications.
Additional Notes
Applications must be submitted online at
Further Information
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