Cities, counties and qualifying Indian Tribes are eligible for these competitive grants. Projects must use material that contains a minimum of 300 pounds (equivalent to 15 percent by weight) of tire-derived crumb rubber per ton of rubberized binder.
There are two types of eligible projects:
RAC: Eligible projects must use a minimum of 3,500 tons of RAC. Grant awards in this category are based on the differential cost of using RAC versus conventional asphalt concrete and the tonnage of RAC used. This was formerly known as the Targeted Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Incentive Grant.
Rubberized Chip Seal (Chip Seal): Eligible projects must use a minimum area of 35,000 square yards of RAC chip seal material. Grant awards in this category are based on a fixed amount per square yard of chip seal. This was formerly known as the Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Chip Seal Grant.
The maximum grant award for both RAC and Chip Seal projects is $250,000. Applicants that have been awarded grants are ineligible for funds in the following fiscal year. Cities awarded funding in FY 2011-12, are not eligible for funding again until FY 2013-14.
Grant applications must be submitted online using CalRecycle’s Grants Management System. Applications must be received by Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.
For more information regarding this grant cycle, please visit CalRecycle’s website.