Cal Recycle Announces TDA Grant


Cal Recycle has just released the Notice of Funds Availability and the online application for the new Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA) Grant Program. The CalRecycle Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA) Grant Program provides funds to cities, counties, special districts, state agencies, and qualifying Indian Tribes for TDA projects.  A total of $1,500,000 is available with maximum grant awards of $350,000.  The deadline to submit online applications is November 16, 2011.  Technical assistance will be provided by CalRecycle’s contractor and/or staff.  Possible TDA projects include:
         ·       Lightweight fill (slope stabilization, embankment fill, and landslide repair)
         ·       Landfill application (leachate and gas collection systems, drainage layers, leachate injection)
         ·       Retaining wall backfill (where lightweight material is required)
         ·       Vibration mitigation (under rail lines)

For information regarding the grant, please visit:

TDA has proven cost and safety benefits.  For more information regarding the benefits of TDA, please visit the CalRecycle Green Roads web page (  For questions, please contact:

About John Hoole

John, as the District Local Assistance Engineer, is responsible for the administration of the Local Assistance Program in District 3, which covers local and regional agencies in eleven Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra Counties. He supervises a group of 10-12 Engineers and Planners who ensure delivery of State and Federal funds to the locals. His experience in the District includes Design, Project Management, and Programming, and prior to the District he worked as a Transportation Engineer with the Federal Highway Administration.

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