Market development grant program for tire-derived products

Request for applications

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is soliciting responses for the development and expansion of waste tire markets in Colorado. The development of sustainable waste tire markets in Colorado will assist in the reduction of the storage and illegal dumping of waste tires.

We, under the Waste Tire Administration, Enforcement, Market Development, and Cleanup Fund (30-20-1404, C.R.S.), are offering grant funds to assist in the development and expansion of waste tire markets in Colorado. Projects should be innovative, demonstrating new approaches to the use of existing tire-derived products or materials, or developing new products using processed waste tires. These projects should have the potential of expanding tire-derived product markets in Colorado and regionally.

This grant program is open to for-profit companies, nonprofit organizations, state or local governments, and Institutions of Higher Education that are located in and/or have operations in Colorado.

Grant funding will be available for the following initiatives:

  • To assist in the testing and/or research and development of new and existing waste tire recycling technologies, applications and products.
  • To assist in the incorporation of tire-derived materials, including crumb rubber, tire-derived aggregate, and tire-derived fuel into one or more tire-derived products, or applications.
  • To have testing conducted by an independent lab, (laboratory or testing facility associated with) institutions of higher education, or other accredited facility on newly developed tire-derived products.

General information

  • Applicants may request approximately $75,000 for a grant award for their proposed projects.
  • A minimum 20% cash match of the total awarded amount is required. In-kind matching is not eligible.
  • These are cost reimbursement grants. Awardees must pay all costs upfront and provide proof of payment to us prior to reimbursement.
  • Grant projects will typically be up to twelve months.
  • Review attached Request for Applications (RFA) for complete details about the application requirements for this grant.

Grant cycles

Multiple grant cycles will be conducted throughout the fiscal year:

  • Grant Cycle #1​​
    • Grant cycle start date: November 2, 2020.
    • Deadline for applicants to submit written inquiries: November 30, 2020.
    • Answers to written inquiries and any changes to the RFA: December 15, 2020.
    • Application submission deadline: December 31, 2020.
    • Evaluation period: January 20, 2021.
    • Estimated notification of award: February 1, 2021.
       
  • Grant Cycle #2​​
    • Grant cycle start date: January 4, 2021.
    • Deadline for applicants to submit written inquiries: January 29, 2021.
    • Answers to written inquiries and any changes to the RFA: February 15, 2021.
    • Application submission deadline: February 26, 2021.
    • Evaluation period: March 19, 2021.
    • Estimated notification of award: April 1, 2021.
       
  • Grant Cycle #3​​
    • Grant cycle start date: March 1, 2021.
    • Deadline for applicants to submit written inquiries: March 31, 2021.
    • Answers to written inquiries and any changes to the RFA: April 15, 2021.
    • Application submission deadline: April 30, 2021.
    • Evaluation period: May 20, 2021.
    • Estimated notification of award: June 1, 2021.
       
  • Grant Cycle #4​​
    • Grant cycle start date: May 3, 2021.
    • Deadline for applicants to submit written inquiries: May 28, 2021.
    • Answers to written inquiries and any changes to the RFA: June 15, 2021.
    • Application submission deadline: June 30, 2021.
    • Evaluation period: July 20, 2021.
    • Estimated notification of award: August 1, 2021.

RFA and attachments

Download each attachment separately.

RFA business documents detail the rules and expectations for the RFA process and outlines the terms and conditions that typically appear in State of Colorado contracts.

Submitted questions and answers (12/15/20)

Please send all questions and inquiries to:
cdphe.hmwastetires@state.co.us