Applications Now Open for Community Compost Hubs in CA
November 3, 2020
Soil and Composting
The Community Composting for Green Spaces Grantee is now accepting Project Site applications. For more information please read their announcement below.
Join the movement to expand community composting in California! Divert food scraps and organic waste from landfills, build healthy soils, and grow food ecologically for the community. Help support climate change mitigation, waste reduction, food security, environmental justice, and community healing efforts.
The California Alliance for Community Composting has received the Community Composting for Green Spaces grant from CalRecycle to launch a network of community compost sites across the state in the following 6 regions: Bay Area, Fresno & Central California, Inland Empire, Greater Los Angeles, Sacramento & Northern California, and Greater San Diego.
Community-scale composting collects food scraps and organic material from local residents, farms, commercial, and community spaces (such as schools, churches, and urban farms and gardens), and composts that material in a healthy and safe way, building healthy local soil, and supporting ecologically-based food production at the community scale.
The Community Composting for Green Spaces program will provide on the ground support to launch or improve community composting sites across the state by providing
• Skilled staff to support projects with community composting, organizational and site development, community engagement, data collection & record keeping, community composting hub health assessments, and additional community benefits connected to composting (such as farming, education, volunteer engagement, etc.) for up to 23 months
• Limited infrastructure expenses (on average $1500 per site) related to community composting, organizational and site development, tree planting and maintenance, and associated community benefit
• Organizational capacity and program development support aimed at ensuring project sustainability
• Some funds for local staffing may also be available on a site by site basis.
Individuals, groups, and formal organizations are welcome to apply! Applicants interested in starting a community compost project must submit an application. The application is now open! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of November 24, 2020, and a secondary deadline of December 15, 2020.
California Alliance for Community Composting
c/o LA Compost
221 W Ave 45
Los Angeles, CA 90065
CACC is happy to assist with the application process, and we will be posting FAQs to our website periodically at thecacc.org. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] or (323) 522-5020.
We look forward to learning about your project and reading your application!
Thank you for your interest in this program. For more information go to the Community Composting Grant Program.