OR Materials Management Grants Program

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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

Anticipated deadline: Sep 15, 2018 11:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Oregon

Location of residency: Oregon

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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Materials Management program offers grants which promote the prevention, recovery, or reuse of solid wastes. For 2016, two types of grants were available to local governments or non-profits:

  • Household Hazardous Waste/Solid Waste/Materials Management Plans 
    • The planning grants will fund the development or update of solid waste management plans, materials management plans, and household hazardous waste plans developed by local governments.
  • Materials Management Projects
    • Project grants will fund projects that prevent, reuse, or recover solid waste. Both local governments and non-profits may apply for a project grant. 

Examples of eligible projects:

  • Preparation or update of a solid waste, materials management, or a household hazardous waste plan 
  • Purchase of equipment or materials for collection of or processing recoverable materials (e.g., curbside or multi-tenant recycling containers; sorting or baling equipment; commercial composting or anaerobic digestion equipment; food recovery equipment) 
  • Education, outreach and promotion aimed at increasing recovery and reducing contamination of the recoverable materials from residents, businesses or institutions in single and multiple tenant buildings 
  • Projects that prevent generation of waste from households and businesses (e.g., food rescue and food waste prevention education programs; waste and toxics prevention education; sustainable purchasing programs for households and organizations)

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


  • Who may apply?
    • Any local government responsible for solid waste management may apply, including cities, counties, metropolitan service districts, regional parks districts, tribes, sanitary districts and county service districts. 
    • 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) non-profit organizations registered in Oregon are also eligible to apply for Material Management Project Grants (they cannot apply for a Planning Grant). 
    • Local governments may continue to partner with other public or private entities or individuals.


  • 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.