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California Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Jan 9, 2024

The California Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant provides funding for the cleanup of illegal solid waste sites on farm or ranch property in California.

Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Waste removal and disposal
  • Recycling
  • Drainage control and grading improvement
  • Slope and foundation stabilization
  • Excavation
  • Revegetation
  • Public education
  • Site security
  • Removal of chlorofluorocarbons

Program fact sheet


Eligible applicants are limited to:

  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Resource conservation districts
  • Federally recognized tribes

Sites may be eligible for grant funding if the property meets all of the following criteria:

  1. Unauthorized solid waste disposal has occurred on a farm or ranch parcel
  2. The property is in need of cleanup to abate a nuisance or public health and safety threat and/or a threat to the environment
  3. The owner is not responsible for the illegally disposed waste
  4. The property is zoned or otherwise authorized for agricultural activities
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Grants are limited to $50,000 per cleanup or abatement project, with a limit of $200,000 per year for each eligible applicant.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Environmental health · Farmers and farmworkers · Public health · California

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.