DEQ Materials Management Grants: Project and Planning

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality


Grant amount: US $1,500 - US $148,550

Deadline: Sep 28, 2018 11:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity College / University Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Oregon

Location of residency: Oregon

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Overview:

DEQ’s Materials Management Program funds projects that support Oregon’s 2050 Vision for sustainable materials management. “Materials Management in Oregon: 2050 Vision and Framework for Action” can be found here.

Since 1991, DEQ has awarded over $8 million in materials management grants. This year, DEQ expects to have approximately $600,000 available for materials management project and planning grants. This includes $100,000 provided by Metro to fund edible food rescue projects in the Portland Metropolitan region. DEQ is administering Metro grant funds through this solicitation. A separate $50,000 of “micro grants” will be awarded for Reuse/Repair Workforce Development. 

Project Grants

Project grants are for any project that reduces waste generation, promotes reuse, 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. For examples of recently-funded projects, visit the main grants webpage.

Planning Grants

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.

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 or private party 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.

To see a list of previously-funded plans, visit the Materials Management Grants webpage.

Historically, the average amount amongst all grant categories offered in this program has been approximately $25,000, ranging from $1,500 to $148,550. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Project Grant Eligibility:
    • Eligible applicants:
      • Government entities in Oregon 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 (please see additional application requirements).
      • 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. 
    • Costs eligible for funding:
      • Administrative costs, such as travel, office expenses, and overhead
      • Salaries and benefits for project personnel and payments to consultants or contractors
      • Publications and other printed materials
      • Machinery, vehicles, equipment, signs, containers and project-related supplies
  • Planning Grant Eligibility
    • Eligible applicants:
      • Governments responsible for materials management are eligible to apply. This includes Federally-recognized Tribal governments located in Oregon, counties, cities, metropolitan service districts, regional parks districts, sanitary districts, county service districts, and regional air quality control authorities. 
    • Eligible costs:
      • 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

Ineligibility:

  • Project Grant Ineligibility
    • Ineligible costs:
      • Costs incurred for activities outside the scope of the grant agreement
      • Costs for which payment has been or will be received under another financial assistance program
      • Costs incurred before issuance of, or after the expiration date of, a signed grant agreement with DEQ, unless expressly authorized by DEQ in the grant agreement
      • Ordinary operating expenses of local government
      • DEQ permit fees or costs incurred for solid waste facility closure
  • Planning Grant Ineligibility
    • Ineligible costs:
      • Costs incurred for activities outside the scope of the grant agreement 
      • Costs for which payment has been or will be received under another financial assistance program
      • Costs incurred before issuance of, or after the expiration date of, a signed grant agreement with DEQ, unless expressly authorized by DEQ in the grant agreement
      • Ordinary operating expenses of local government
      • DEQ Permit Fees or costs incurred for solid waste facility closure
      • Capital costs (Machinery, vehicles, equipment, signs, containers and project-related supplies)