Materials Management

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Materials Management program offers grants that promote the prevention, recovery or reuse of solid wastes.
 
Applications for the 2018 Materials Management Grants will be open on July 13, 2018. 
 
To receive information about DEQ's materials management 2018 grants round, sign up for email or text updates.
 

2018 Materials Management Grant FAQ's

DEQ will award $500,000 for materials management project and planning grants (no limit per applicant).

Project Grants are for any project that prevents, reuses, or recovers solid waste through recycling, composting, or anaerobic digestion. For example changing processes or materials to prevent waste; creating reuse infrastructure; processing and other waste prevention, recycling, composting and waste recovery initiatives.

  • ​Oregon local governments responsible for materials management. This includes but is not limited to: cities, counties, metropolitan service districts, regional parks districts, sanitary districts and county service districts.
  • 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) nonprofit organizations registered in Oregon
  • Federally-recognized Tribal governments located in Oregon.
  • Organizations created through intergovernmental agreements as allowed by ORS 190.010.
  • Public universities, colleges, community colleges and public schools, but only for projects that prevent the wasting of food. For a definition of “preventing the wasting of food,” please see the “Focus Area” section below. Eligible applicants may partner with other public or private entities or individuals.

​DEQ is encouraging grant proposals that further the current priorities for implementing Oregon’s 2050 Vision for materials management. To help accomplish this, DEQ will award focus points to projects that accomplish the following:

  • Helps a local government exceed requirements of the Opportunity to Recycle Act
  • Prevents the wasting of food
  • Establishes, restores, or enhances recycling infrastructure or composting infrastructure (facilities, equipment) in rural communities
  • Serves an economically distressed community
More details about these focus areas, including how “focus points” will be calculated, will be made available on DEQ’s website on July 13. 
​Planning grants are for local Solid Waste Management Plans and Materials Management Plans. Local governments may receive grant funds to develop their own plan or may contract with private individuals, consulting firms, non-profit organizations or others. Please contact the DEQ Regional Office staff for assistance in choosing and developing the appropriate plan to meet your goals.
 
Planning grants are for local Solid Waste Management Plans and Materials Management Plans. Local governments may receive grant funds to develop their own plan or may contract with private individuals, consulting firms, non-profit organizations or others.
 
A Solid Waste Management Plan is a local guide to managing the recovery and disposal of solid waste. These planning efforts help ensure safe management of waste and provide a path toward achieving wasteshed and statewide recovery goals and an opportunity for community engagement in helping to reduce solid waste. This type of plan is required if a local jurisdiction intends to build a new solid waste facility.
 
A Materials Management Plan may incorporate the Solid Waste Management Plan but more holistically addresses impacts of materials across their full lifecycle, including design, production and use in addition to recovery and disposal of discards. For example, a Materials Management Plan might include strategies to reduce generation of waste or use of toxics, reuse of products or purchase of more durable products.

​Project costs that DEQ funds may be used for (but are not limited to):

  • Administrative costs, such as travel, office expenses, and overhead
  • Salaries and benefits for project personnel and payments to consultants or contractors personal services costs for consultants or contractors
  • Publications and other printed materials
​There are no limits on the number of proposals you may submit.
​DEQ will post more information and the online applications on July 13, 2018.
 
 

Past grant highlights

 

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Contacts

We encourage you to work with DEQ regional staff listed below if you have questions about our 2017 grant opportunities. 
 
503-378-5089
Serving: Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties
 
541-686-7325
Serving: Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, and Lane counties
 
Matt Slafkosky
541-298-7255   x236
Serving: Gilliam, Grant, Hood River, Morrow, Sherman, Wasco, Wheeler, Deschutes, Jefferson and Klamath counties
 
Eric Clanton
541-278-4612
Serving: Baker, Malheur, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Crook, Harney and Lake counties
 

Daniel Hough 
503-229-5478
Serving: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook and Washington counties