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Cycle	2A/B	Grant	Program:	
Capital	Improvement	Grants
Product	Testing	Grants
December	6,	2017
California	Carpet	Stewardshi...
Presentation	to	JPA
• CARE:
– Nancy	Roberts
– Bob	Peoples
– Brennen	Jensen
– Abbie	Beane
• Valued	Stakeholders
On	Today’s	...
Presentation	to	JPA
• Introduction	&	Goals
• Description	&	Discussion:
– Capital	Improvement	Grant
– Product	Testing	Grant...
Presentation	to	JPA
• Welcome!
• State	of	the	Industry
• Why	Launch	Grants	Cycle	2?
• Grants	Goals
Introduction
Presentation	to	JPA
Cycle	2A:	Capital	Improvement	
Grants
Cycle	2A |	
Capital	Improvement	Grants
Presentation	to	JPA
• The	purpose	of	the	Capital	Improvement	
Grant	Program	– Cycle	2A:
– Provide	funding	for	capital	impr...
Presentation	to	JPA
• Cycle	2A	Funding:	
– Up	to	$2	million	available	for	2A
– Up	to	$500K	maximum	per	grant
• Project	tim...
Presentation	to	JPA
• CARE	members
• Businesses	qualified	to	do	business	in	CA		
• Nonprofit	organizations
• Local	agencie...
Presentation	to	JPA
• Capital	investment,	infrastructure,equipment,
• Construction,	renovation	or	expansion,	
• Processing...
Presentation	to	JPA
• Costs	incurred	after	the	end	of	the	Grant	Term.
• Costs	associated	with	incineration.	Projects	must	...
Presentation	to	JPA
• Costs	exceeding	5%	of	the	total	amount	requested	for:
– Permitting,	public	education	and	outreach,	i...
Presentation	to	JPA
• Sierra	Mat	&	Rubber	
• SafePath	Products
– Manufacturers	of	molded	
products	using	carpet	
backing	m...
Presentation	to	JPA
Cycle	2A:	Capital	Improvement	
Grants
Cycle	2B	|	
Product	Testing	Grants
Presentation	to	JPA
• The	purpose	of	the	Product	Testing	Grant	
Program	– Cycle	2B	is	to:
– Provide	funding	for	product	te...
Presentation	to	JPA
• Total	funding	Cycle	2B:	
– Up	to	$1	million	available	for	2B
– Up	to	$200,000	per	project
• to	eligi...
Presentation	to	JPA
• CARE	members
• Businesses	qualified	to	do	business	in	CA		
• Nonprofit	organizations
2B	|	Who	Is	Eli...
Presentation	to	JPA
• Investigating	the	use	of	CA-generated	PCC	
material	to	manufacture	established	products	
that	do	not...
Presentation	to	JPA
• Costs	incurred	after	the	end	of	the	Grant	Term.	
• Costs	associated	with	incineration.	Projects	must...
Presentation	to	JPA
• Costs	for	permitting,	public	education	and	outreach.
• Indirect	costs,	overhead	and	salaries	not	dir...
Presentation	to	JPA
• GHD	Inc	in	partnership	
with	Humboldt	State	
University:	
– Investigating	physical	
properties	of	PE...
Presentation	to	JPA
Cycle	2A:	Capital	Improvement	
Grants
Cycle	2A |	Cycle	2B
Project	Requirements
Presentation	to	JPA
• Must	increase	the	quantity	(LBS)	of	CA-generated	PCC	
recycled	and/or	utilized	in	the	manufacturing	...
Presentation	to	JPA
– Funds	that	are	spent	starting	December	1,	
2017	will	qualify	for	retroactive	
reimbursement.
• Reimb...
Presentation	to	JPA
• Executive	summary	
• Key	project	contacts	
• Project	Narrative	(Concept	Proposal)	
• Project	Work	Pl...
Presentation	to	JPAEvaluation	Criteria
% Element
10% Quality	of	Proposal	
15% Applicant/Project	Team	Qualifications	&	Expe...
Key	Dates
KEY	DATES	– KEY	ACTION
October	30,	2017 Release	Draft	Solicitation
November	13,	2017 Feedback	/Comments	Due
Nove...
Presentation	to	JPA
• Deadline:	
–Wednesday,	February	28,	2017	
5pm	Pacific.
• Notice	of	awards:
–Spring,	2017
Application...
Presentation	to	JPA
Please	send	all	further	questions	on	these	
final	notices	by	COB	on	Monday,	
December,	11,	2017.	
Subm...
Your	participation	and	input	are	vital	–
Thank	You!
Thank	You!
Visit	CARE	Online:	www.carpetrecovery.org
• Join	our	email	list	for	Updates
• Follow	us	on	Twitter																				
@Ca...
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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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