OR Materials Management Grants Program

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality


Grant amount: US $1,500 - US $5,000

Deadline: Sep 28, 2018 11:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Oregon

Location of residency: Oregon

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Overview:

Program Overview

DEQ’s Materials Management Program funds plans that support Oregon’s 2050 Vision for sustainable materials management. View “Materials Management in Oregon: 2050 Vision and Framework for Action”.

Since 1991, DEQ has awarded over $8 million in materials management grants. This year, DEQ expects to have approximately $500,000 available for materials management project and planning grants.

What are 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

What are 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, nonprofit 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 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.

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

Eligibility:

  • Project Grants
    • Who may apply for a Materials Management Project Grant?
      • 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. For a definition of “preventing the wasting of food,” please see the “Focus Area” section below
    • 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
      • Publications and other printed materials
      • Machinery, vehicles, equipment, signs, containers and project-related supplies
  • Planning Grants
    • Who may apply for a planning grant?
      • 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
    • Plan 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 plan personnel and payments to consultants or contractors personal services costs for consultants or contractors
      • Publications and other printed materials

Preferences:

  • Matching funds are not required, however, local support like cash matches will be considered in evaluation of the proposal, thus if you have matching funds, it may be advantageous.

Ineligibility:

  • Project grants:
    • What costs are NOT covered?
      • Costs incurred for activities outside the scope of the grant agreement; however, DEQ reserves the right to reassign unused funds, due to finishing tasks under budget, to new/other tasks that fulfill or advance the mission of the Materials Management Program.
      • Costs for which payment has been or will be received under another financial assistance program. (This includes funding that another organization is passing through to you the Grantee.)
      • Costs incurred before issuance of, or after the completion 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 grants:
    • What costs are NOT covered?
      • Costs incurred for activities outside the scope of the grant agreement; however, DEQ reserves the right to reassign unused funds, due to finishing tasks under budget, to new/other tasks that fulfill or advance the mission of the Materials Management Program.
      • Costs for which payment has been or will be received under another financial assistance program. (This includes funding that another organization is passing through to you the Grantee.
      • Costs incurred before issuance of, or after the completion 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)