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CARE CA Program Cycle 2AB Grant Program Introduction

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CARE's California Carpet Stewardship Program is offering Capital Improvement and Product Testing Grants in 2018. Learn about the goals and application process.

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CARE CA Program Cycle 2AB Grant Program Introduction

  1. 1. Cycle 2A/B Grant Program: Capital Improvement Grants Product Testing Grants December 6, 2017 California Carpet Stewardship Program
  2. 2. Presentation to JPA • CARE: – Nancy Roberts – Bob Peoples – Brennen Jensen – Abbie Beane • Valued Stakeholders On Today’s Call
  3. 3. Presentation to JPA • Introduction & Goals • Description & Discussion: – Capital Improvement Grant – Product Testing Grant • Grant Requirements & Discussion • Conclusion & Next Steps Agenda
  4. 4. Presentation to JPA • Welcome! • State of the Industry • Why Launch Grants Cycle 2? • Grants Goals Introduction
  5. 5. Presentation to JPA Cycle 2A: Capital Improvement Grants Cycle 2A | Capital Improvement Grants
  6. 6. Presentation to JPA • The purpose of the Capital Improvement Grant Program – Cycle 2A: – Provide funding for capital improvements – Projects must establish, increase, improve or enhance CA post-consumer carpet (PCC) additional recycling and/or utilization of recycled content product manufacturing 2A | Capital Improvement Grant Overview
  7. 7. Presentation to JPA • Cycle 2A Funding: – Up to $2 million available for 2A – Up to $500K maximum per grant • Project timeline: – May/June 2018 through 2019. – Projects with 2018 impact preferred. 2A | Capital Improvement Grant Overview
  8. 8. Presentation to JPA • CARE members • Businesses qualified to do business in CA • Nonprofit organizations • Local agencies (Cities, JPAs, etc.) 2A | Who Is Eligible?
  9. 9. Presentation to JPA • Capital investment, infrastructure,equipment, • Construction, renovation or expansion, • Processing or manufacturing facilities that manage or utilize CA-generated PCC • Partnerships aimed at establishing or increasing use of: – recycled output fiber, calcium carbonate, carpet carcass, commercial broadloom, or – other material or component of PCC waste stream with potential benefit to the broad carpet recycling marketplace. 2A | Eligible Projects Examples of projects eligible for funding include:
  10. 10. Presentation to JPA • Costs incurred after the end of the Grant Term. • Costs associated with incineration. Projects must adhere to the California waste hierarchy. 2A | Ineligible Costs These costs are not allowable:
  11. 11. Presentation to JPA • Costs exceeding 5% of the total amount requested for: – Permitting, public education and outreach, indirect costs, overhead and salaries – Design and engineering • Costs exceeding 10% of the total amount requested for: – Sales and marketing costs • Costs related to environmental review of the project. • Purchase of recycled carpet feedstock. • Purchase of offsets. 2A | Ineligible Costs These costs are not allowable: (continued)
  12. 12. Presentation to JPA • Sierra Mat & Rubber • SafePath Products – Manufacturers of molded products using carpet backing material (PC4) and other recycled materials, Modesto and Chico CA • CLEAR – PCC processor working to increase recycled output, Lincoln CA Cycle 1A | Prior Project Case Studies
  13. 13. Presentation to JPA Cycle 2A: Capital Improvement Grants Cycle 2B | Product Testing Grants
  14. 14. Presentation to JPA • The purpose of the Product Testing Grant Program – Cycle 2B is to: – Provide funding for product testing, research and development, and similar market development activities – Establish, increase or improve PCC recycling and utilization of PCC recycled content in product manufacturing Cycle 2B | Product Testing Grant Overview
  15. 15. Presentation to JPA • Total funding Cycle 2B: – Up to $1 million available for 2B – Up to $200,000 per project • to eligible applicants to research and develop new products or applications for products produced from PCC material generated in California. • Project timeline: – May/June 2018 through Q2 2019 Cycle 2B | Product Testing Grant Overview
  16. 16. Presentation to JPA • CARE members • Businesses qualified to do business in CA • Nonprofit organizations 2B | Who Is Eligible?
  17. 17. Presentation to JPA • Investigating the use of CA-generated PCC material to manufacture established products that do not currently use recycled PCC material. • Testing and/or certifying new or reformulated products containing CA-generated PCC material. • Feasibility studies on potential new uses of all PCC components. 2B | Eligible Projects Examples of projects eligible for funding include:
  18. 18. Presentation to JPA • Costs incurred after the end of the Grant Term. • Costs associated with incineration. Projects must adhere to the California waste hierarchy. 2B | Ineligible Costs These costs are not allowable:
  19. 19. Presentation to JPA • Costs for permitting, public education and outreach. • Indirect costs, overhead and salaries not directly related to the grant project. • Design and engineering costs unrelated to direct product testing activities. • Costs related to environmental review of the project. • Purchase of buildings or capital assets. • Purchase of recycled carpet feedstock. • Purchase of offsets. These costs are not allowable: (continued) 2B | Ineligible Costs
  20. 20. Presentation to JPA • GHD Inc in partnership with Humboldt State University: – Investigating physical properties of PET PCC for civil engineering applications, Santa Rosa and Arcata CA Cycle 1B | Prior Project Case Study
  21. 21. Presentation to JPA Cycle 2A: Capital Improvement Grants Cycle 2A | Cycle 2B Project Requirements
  22. 22. Presentation to JPA • Must increase the quantity (LBS) of CA-generated PCC recycled and/or utilized in the manufacturing of Tier 2 recycled products. • Specify and measure LBS sent to reuse, energy recovery or export. Incineration is prohibited. • Must submit a storage management plan. • Priority to CA-based operations. – 75% of funds committed to CA projects. • Projects must have all permits secured. • Match required for Cycle 2A applicants ONLY – 2A projects must provide 25% match in-kind or cash. Project Requirements Both grant projects must:
  23. 23. Presentation to JPA – Funds that are spent starting December 1, 2017 will qualify for retroactive reimbursement. • Reimbursement will require that: – The applicant qualifies for and receives a CARE grant AND – CARE has an approved Plan from CalRecycle Allowable Cost: New This Cycle
  24. 24. Presentation to JPA • Executive summary • Key project contacts • Project Narrative (Concept Proposal) • Project Work Plan, Milestones and Deliverables – must use template provided • Proposed Budget & Narrative Description of Expenditures – must use template provided • Notification of any pending or outstanding judgments or enforcement actions against the company or its products. • Attachments Application Proposal Requirements
  25. 25. Presentation to JPAEvaluation Criteria % Element 10% Quality of Proposal 15% Applicant/Project Team Qualifications & Experience 15% Need 20% Proposed Effectiveness and Project Impact [impact by Q2 2019] 5% Work Plan 5% Applicant Commitment & Sustainability/Conservation 10% Budget & Cost Effectiveness 20% CA Job Creation, CA Business 100% TOTAL
  26. 26. Key Dates KEY DATES – KEY ACTION October 30, 2017 Release Draft Solicitation November 13, 2017 Feedback /Comments Due November 22, 2017 Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) December 6, 2017 Webinar – Review of NOFA December 11, 2017 Question & Answer Period – All Questions Due December 18, 2017 Q&A Responses (tentative) February 28, 2018 Application Due Date March/April 2018 Evaluation of grant proposals by CARE Technical Committee April 2018 (tentative) Anticipated Notice of Awards for applications (release of funds may be in disbursements) May 2018 (tentative) Anticipated Grant Agreements Executed for Applicants anticipated Term Begins for applicants
  27. 27. Presentation to JPA • Deadline: –Wednesday, February 28, 2017 5pm Pacific. • Notice of awards: –Spring, 2017 Application Deadline
  28. 28. Presentation to JPA Please send all further questions on these final notices by COB on Monday, December, 11, 2017. Submit to: abeane@carpetrecovery.org Visit: www.carpetrecovery.org/ca-grants Deadline for Questions
  29. 29. Your participation and input are vital – Thank You! Thank You!
  30. 30. Visit CARE Online: www.carpetrecovery.org • Join our email list for Updates • Follow us on Twitter @CarpetRecycle • Email: CA@carpetrecovery.org Visit CalRecycle Online: • www.calrecycle.ca.gov/carpet Join Email List Keep in Touch!

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