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California Rubberized Pavement Grant Program

Posted on October 3, 2022

CalRecycle Announces a New round of Grants 

Maybe you’ve been thinking about recreational trails for your community or creating safer bicycle trips while reducing car trips and emissions.  How about quieter streets in neighborhoods and business districts?  Do tires keep finding their way into your facility?  Take a look at previous awards and see how others have used these grants offered by CalRecycle.

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) provides the Rubberized Pavement (Pavement) Grant Program, formerly called the Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC) Grant Program, to promote markets for recycled-content surfacing products derived from waste tires generated in California and decrease the adverse environmental impacts created by unlawful disposal and stockpiling of waste tires. RAC is a proven road paving material that has been used in California since the 1970s. It is made by blending ground tire rubber with asphalt binder which is then mixed with conventional aggregate materials.

Under the Pavement Grant Program, the Targeted RAC Incentive Grant and RAC Chip Seal Grant have been consolidated into one grant with two project types–RAC and Chip Seal projects.

The program provides competitive grants to encourage first-time or limited users of RAC. It is available to public entities which include: California cities, counties, regional park districts, special districts, Joint Powers Authorities, state agencies (including offices, departments, bureaus, and boards) and Qualifying Indian Tribes.

CalRecycle has issued the Notice of Funding Availability for Fiscal Year 2022-23 and released the online application for the Rubberized Pavement Grant Program.  For detailed information regarding eligibility, grant amount, application, and timelines, please visit the Pavement Grant Program website at:

Interested applicants will use CalRecycle’s online Grant Management System (GMS), to submit a grant application.  To get started, see page 15 of the Application Guidelines and Instructions document for application access.

For more information regarding GMS, please visit:

The application deadline is October 12, 2022.

Thank you for your interest in the Pavement Grant Program.

Grants Team