CARE’s California Carpet Stewardship Program provides grant funding to establish, increase, improve and enhance California-generated post‑consumer carpet (PCC) collection, recycling, and utilization in recycled-content product manufacturing.
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Current Grant Cycles
Capital Improvement Grant Cycle 5A
The Capital Improvement Grant Program – Cycle 5A provides funding for capital improvements that will establish, increase, improve and enhance additional California generated post‑consumer carpet (PCC) reuse, recycling and/or utilization of recycled content product manufacturing.
Product Testing Grant Cycle 4B
Product Testing Grant Cycle 4B will support product testing, research and development, and similar market development activities to improve and enhance post‑consumer carpet (PCC) recycling and utilization of recycled content product manufacturing. Cycle 4B awards are limited to $50,000 for activities that will focus on product testing, research and development and similar market development activities to improve and enhance PCC recycling and utilization of recycled-content product manufacturing. Applications are due by June 30, 2021 at 5 pm PDT.
Assistance may include, but is not limited to, the following projects:
Investigating the use of California-generated PCC material to manufacture established products that do not currently use recycled post-consumer carpet material (i.e. feedstock conversion).
Testing and/or certifying new or reformulated products containing California-generated PCC material.
Feasibility and/or pilot project studies on potential new uses of California PCC material.
Micro Grants for Collection/Reuse Cycle 4M
The purpose of the Micro Grants Program for Collection/Reuse – Cycle 4M is to promote the additional collection and reuse of California post-consumer carpet (PCC). The definition of “additional” under this program is PCC that was previously sent to landfill, alternative daily cover, waste-to-energy, kiln or used for carpet-as-alternative-fuel. Cycle 4M funds will be awarded for the infrastructure projects and/or purchase of equipment that supports the operational logistics of properly collecting and/or reusing California PCC under a new or established program.
$100,000 is funded for Cycle 4M (2021/22) Micro Grants Program for Collection/Reuse. Maximum grant awards for Cycle 4M will be limited to $15,000 for each grant awarded under this Program.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis through 2021. Grantees must achieve project completion by December 31, 2022, or within one year of the project’s Notice to Proceed, whichever comes first. See the Solicitation below for complete details on eligibility, requirements and schedule:
Forms for Grant Recipients
FAQs – Questions & Answers