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CalRecycle Announces Funding for Tire-Derived Aggregate Grant Program

November 30, 2012

CalRecycle’s Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA) Grant Program has announced funding for FY 2012–13 and 2013–14 at $1,500,000 annually. Projects may be awarded up to the maximum award of $350,000, except for very large projects, which may be granted up to $750,000.


TDA promotes the use of tire-derived aggregate to increase recycling of California-generated waste tires. The TDA Grant Program provides assistance to civil engineers in solving a variety of engineering challenges. TDA, which is produced from shredded tires, is lightweight, free-draining, and a less expensive alternative to conventional lightweight aggregates.

The notice of funding availability, application with guidelines and instructions are available on CalRecycle’s website.

Beginning Feb. 6, CalRecycle will open a question and answer period to assist applicants in completing applications before the Feb. 27 due date. Awardees will be notified in April 2013.

Eligible Applicants

Local governments (cities and counties), special districts (including transportation districts), state agencies (including offices, departments, bureaus and boards), qualifying Indian Tribes and private, for-profit entities may apply.

Eligible Projects

  • Lightweight fill (slope stabilization, embankment fill, and landslide repair);
  • Retaining wall backfill (where lightweight material is required);
  • Vibration mitigation; and
  • Landfill (leachate and gas collection systems, drainage layers, leachate injection).

CalRecycle grant programs are subject to change. Please check the TDA grant webpage for the most current information.

For more information regarding the TDA material and its benefits, visit CalRecycle's TDA webpage or CalRecycle's Green Roads webpage.

If you have additional questions, contact Lito Tamondong at (916) 341-6464.

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