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California Consulting is pleased to announce the CalRecycle: FY2017-18 Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA) Grants

California Consulting is pleased to announce the CalRecycle: FY2017-18 Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA) Grants

CalRecycle: FY2017-18 Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA) Grants

Deadlines: November 1, 2017; and February 1, 2018

Amount: Individual grants up to $300,000

Match: Any project or materials costs not covered by the grant.

Eligibility: California local government entities (including cities, counties, and cities and counties); Special districts (including transportation districts); Joint Powers Authorities (JPA) (where all JPA members are also otherwise eligible applicants); Public school districts; Institutions of higher education; for-profit entities, nonprofit entities. 

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities to divert waste tires from landfill disposal, prevent illegal tire dumping, and promote markets for recycled-content tire products. The Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA) Grant Program (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.  Projects must be located in California and use California waste tires.  Projects generally fall into one of four categories :

1)      Category 1: Lightweight fill (slope stabilization, embankment fill, landslide repair, and retaining walls).

2)      Category 2: Vibration mitigation (under rail lines).

3)      Category 3: Low impact development/storm water management.

4)      Category 4: Landfill application (aggregate replacement projects such as leachate and gas collection systems, drainage layers, leachate injection).  Projects that are currently underway or that have been completed at the same location within the same facility within three years of application are not eligible. Landfill application projects do not include use of shredded waste tires as alternative daily cover or alternative intermediate cover. Additionally, these landfill application project(s) are not eligible for consideration as a Very Large Project (see below for definition).

If you or your entity would like California Consulting to write this application, please contact our Southern California office at (323)728-9002.