California-based flooring retailer and installer businesses are eligible to apply for CARE grants to purchase equipment that would enable transporting post-consumer carpet (PCC) to recycling facilities and PCC drop-off locations. Grants of up to $15,000 are available and applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout 2021. To date CARE has awarded $10 million in grants since the grants program began in 2016.
Read how one Sacramento flooring retailer used a CARE micro grant to purchase a custom trailer (see photo) that allows flooring contractors to source-separate post-consumer carpet at job sites and haul it directly to a local recycler, often saving labor hours and disposal costs. See the grant case study here.
Learn more about CARE micro grants and apply here.