Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program – California

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities for the cleanup of illegal disposal sites on farm and ranch property.

Donor Name: California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery

State: California

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/10/2022

Size of the Grant: $50,000


The purpose of the grant is to clean up illegally dumped material on farm and/or ranch property.

Funding Information

  • $1,000,000 available for fiscal year (FY) 2021–22
  • $200,000 per grant award, with a maximum of $50,000 per site or cleanup project.

Eligible Applicants

  • California Labor Code section 1782 prohibits a charter city from receiving state funding or financial assistance for construction projects if that charter city does not comply with Labor Code sections 1770–1782. If any applicants or participating entities are charter cities or Joint Powers Authorities that include charter cities, the lead participating entity must certify on the Detail tab of the application that Labor Code section 1782 does not prohibit any included charter city from receiving state funds for the project described in this application. If it is determined after award that an applicant or participating entity is a charter city prohibited from receiving state funds for this grant project, the grant will be terminated and any disbursed grant funds shall be returned to CalRecycle.
  • Eligible applicants include:
    • Cities
    • Counties
    • Resource Conservations Districts
    • Federally recognized Native American Tribes
  • Private property owners are not eligible to apply directly; they must make a request for application submission to the city, county, resource conservation district, or Native American tribe (an eligible applicant) in which their property is located.

Eligible Projects

  • The parcel where the site is located is zoned or authorized for agricultural/rangeland use definition of Farm and Ranch Property as defined in Title 14 CCR§ 17991(d) [see definition above].
  • The site is used, has been used, or could be used for agricultural/rangeland activities (reference property definition for examples).
  • The intended future use of the site is consistent with the Property definition above.
  • Neither the applicant, nor the property owner, nor any resident, invitee, licensee, lessee, or person the current property owner purchased or inherited from, by contract, agreement, or other arrangement, brought any of the subject solid waste onto the property.
  • The aforementioned parties did not direct, authorize, permit or otherwise provide consent to another to bring the solid waste onto the property. Moreover, “unauthorized” disposal of solid waste and/or waste tires has occurred.
  • The responsible party either cannot be identified, located, or pay for timely and proper remediation.
  • The site is or was (for sites previously remediated), an illegal disposal site (i.e., not permitted and not exempt from obtaining a solid waste facility permit and is not a closed site as defined in Title 27 CCR Section 20164).
  • The site is in need of cleanup in order to abate a nuisance or public health and safety threat and/or a threat to the environment.

For more information, visit CalRecycle.