CARE Announces New Round of Capital Improvement Grants

Dalton, GA, April 28, 2022-CARE is announcing a new round of the Capital Improvement Grant Program, which provides funding for equipment and infrastructure that will establish, increase, improve and enhance additional California-generated post-consumer carpet (PCC) collection, reuse, recycling and/or utilization of recycled content product manufacturing. Cycle 6A of the capital grants program is open to California-based public and private businesses, nonprofits and local agencies.

CARE has allocated $750,000 total to award to California-based projects throughout Cycle 6A (2022-24). Individual projects may apply for up to $500,000 in Cycle 6A funds. CARE may reissue this grant solicitation after the first round of applications are received, based on available funding and market readiness. Grantees must achieve project completion by September 30, 2024. CARE will give preference to projects that can prove project impact in the first half of 2023 and have a proven track record of operational growth and success. The deadline to apply under this cycle is July 6 at 5 p.m. PDT.

As part of CARE’s efforts to increase carpet collection for recycling across the state, CARE is pleased to announce its latest public carpet recycling drop-off sites:

* Carpet Manufacturers Warehouse, Commerce, Los Angeles County

* Keller interiors, Perris, Riverside County

* McCourtney Road Transfer Station, Grass Valley, Nevada County

CARE supports drop-off sites by providing at no cost:

* A container for collection

* Third-party hauling to bring carpet material to recyclers

* Promotional materials for local government and the hosting facility

* Technical assistance from CARE staff

* Ready access to micro grants that support site set-up and collection equipment/infrastructure.

There are currently 98 CARE public drop-off sites in all 58 California counties.