Materials Management

2019 grant opportunities

The Department of Environmental Quality’s Materials Management Program funds projects on a yearly basis that support Oregon’s 2050 Vision for materials management. Since 1991, DEQ has awarded over $9 million in materials management grants. Grants are for projects that reduce impacts across the full cycle of materials and products.  The lifecycle of materials and products includes product design, raw material extraction, manufacturing, transport, consumption, use, reuse, repair, recovery through recycling, composting or anaerobic digestion, and disposal. 
The 2019 Materials Management Grants are now open. The Project and Planning Grant application period will close on Oct. 4, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Full descriptions and eligibility requirements are listed below. If you are having problems submitting your application electronically, please contact Marie Diodati at 503-229-5446 before 5 p.m. on Oct. 4, 2019 or earlier. Further information can be found in the instructions document for each respective grant type.
For project grants, the focus area for 2019 will be partnerships with community-based organizations. Please read the 2019 Materials Management Grant Focus Area to learn more.

Review past webinars to help write your proposal

A webinar for the general public to ask questions about the application process was held on Aug. 5, 2019. Review the webinar content below.


Community of DEQ materials management grantees

DEQ wants to support the community of past grant recipients. Sharing lessons learned, challenges and accomplishments are keys to learn from our peers and build off of their accomplishments. We are all working towards common goals of preventing and reducing waste generation. Here are a couple of project examples from previous Materials Management grant cycles:
The Rethink Waste Project of The Environmental Center in Bend:
Food: Too Good to Waste

Food: Too Good to Waste, project presentation

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Final project report: Food: Too Good to Waste
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability from the City of Portland and their Deconstruction Grant project
The goals of the project was to increase deconstruction as an alternative to mechanical demolition, build capacity within the salvage industry, promote community awareness of deconstruction and collect and share project data and case studies.
If you have more questions about any of the past grantees listed above please reach out to Marie Diodati. 

Regional contacts for ongoing grantees

​Cathie Rhoades
4026 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302
Cathy Brown 
165 East Seventh St., Suite 100
Eugene, OR  97401
Lexi Meek
700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600
Portland, OR 97201-4987
700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600
Portland, OR 97201-4987 


For more information about grant opportunities, contact Marie Diodati, 503-229-5446.

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Past grant highlights