Organics Grants Program

Provides grants for the construction, renovation, or expansion of facilities to preprocess, digest, or compost organics into compost, soil amendments, biofuels, or bioenergy.

  • This program has received $85.6 million

  • $60.7 million has been implemented

Who can access funds?

Local governments, nonprofit organizations, for-profit entities, state and federal agencies, public universities and colleges, solid waste facilities, public school districts, and qualifying tribes.

Program factsheet (English & Español)

Anticipated Timelines

Next cycle is estimated to start Summer 2019.

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Organics grants program, california climate investments. 2018 outcomes, $33.1 million. image depicts a graphic of 2018 outcomes that displays funding distributions, expected benefits and total funding.

Recycled Fiber, Plastic, and Glass Grant

The construction, renovation, or expansion of facilities to process or manufacture value-added products from California-derived, newly diverted fiber, plastic, or glass waste.

  • This program has received $18.0 million

  • $14.0 million has been implemented

Who can access funds?

Local governments, nonprofit organizations, for-profit entities, state and federal agencies, public universities and colleges, solid waste facilities, public school districts, and qualifying tribes.

Program story

Program factsheet (English and Español)

Anticipated Timelines

Next cycle estimated to start Fall 2020

Machine manufacturing recycled plastic bags

Recycled fiber, plastics, and glass grant, california climate investments. 2018 outcomes, $9.0 million implemented. image depicts a graphic of 2018 outcomes that displays funding distributions, expected benefits and total funding.

Organics and Recycling Manufacturing Loans

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Loans to fund construction, renovation, or expansion of facilities for preprocessing, digesting, or composting organics, or the preprocessing or manufacturing of value-added finished products using recycled fiber, plastic, or glass.

  • This program has received $9.2 million

  • $2.6 million has been implemented

Who can access funds?

Local governments, nonprofit organizations, for-profit entities.

Program factsheet (English & Español)

Anticipated Timelines

Not yet announced.

Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program

Fund projects to prevent food waste from being generated and/or becoming landfill waste, promote distribution of rescued food to people, and require food waste residuals to be composted or digested when available

  • This program has received $15.1 million

  • $9.4 million has been implemented

Who can access funds?

Local governments, nonprofit organizations, for-profit entities, state agencies, public universities and colleges, solid waste facilities, public school districts, and qualifying tribes.

Program factsheet (English & Español)

Project story

Anticipated Timelines

Not yet announced.

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food waste prevention and rescue grant program, california climate investments. 2018 outcomes, $9.4 million implemented. image depicts a graphic of 2018 outcomes that displays funding distributions, expected benefits and total funding.