Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction Grant


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OC Waste & Recycling continues to partner with Orange County cities, special districts, non-profit organizations and private entities to achieve statewide waste diversion goals. One avenue for facilitating such partnerships is the County’s Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction Grant Program. This is a $3 million competitive grant opportunity. Up to $600,000 per Supervisorial District is available.

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, the Board of Supervisors approved to release the Fourth Cycle of the Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction Grant. This competitive grant provides potential partners with grant funding to develop sustainable programs that support compliance with state-mandated waste diversion goals and promote increased regional recycling and diversion efforts. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, commercial and residential recycling programs, organic commercial and residential recycling programs, composting programs and educational and outreach programs.





Release Grant Application

10/26/16 – 3/3/17

Question and Answer Period -- CLOSED


Application and Supporting Materials Deadline -- CLOSED

5/22/17 – 7/13/17

Evaluation of Written Grant Proposals


Resolution Submittal Deadline

·         Mailed resolutions must be postmarked by the Due Date

·         Hand delivered resolutions must be received and date-stamped by the OC Waste & Recycling front desk by the Due Date

7/14/17 – 7/26/17

Applicant interviews

7/27/17 – 9/08/17

Select Projects and Negotiate Financial Agreement

9/11/17 – 10/24/17

Prepare Recommended Grant Projects to Board of Supervisors

Notice: The County of Orange, OC Waste & Recycling reserves the right to modify the grant timeline should it deem in its sole discretion to be in the best interest of the County. In the event that any changes are made, the County will post such changes at