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Materials Management Grants Program - Planning Grant

Grants to Local and Tribal Agencies, Sanitary Districts, and Air Quality
Control Authorities to Develop Solid Waste Management Projects

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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

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10/04/19 11:59 p.m. PDT Receipt


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Grants to Oregon tribal governments, counties, cities, metropolitan service districts, regional parks districts, sanitary districts, county service districts, and regional air quality control authorities for the planning of solid waste management projects. Funding is intended to support plans that ensure the safety and sound management of the disposal, reduction, recovery, and reuse of waste materials across the State.

DEQ’s Materials Management Program funds plans that support Oregon’s 2050 Vision for sustainable materials management (see Supporting Documents below). Local governments may receive grant funds to develop their own plan or may contract with private individuals, consulting firms, nonprofit organizations or others.

The two types of Planning grants are as follows:

- 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.

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GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186554

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no limit on the amount that can be requested. Historically, the average award amongst all grant categories offered in this program has been approximately $25,000, ranging from $1,500 to $148,550.

Estimated Total Program Funding: This year, DEQ expects to have approximately $600,000 available for materials management project and planning grants.

Term of Contract:

Note that it can take one to six months from the time a grant is awarded to the time a grant agreement is signed and funds are available. Only expenses incurred after the grant agreement is signed and incurred during the term of the agreement are eligible for grant funds, unless expressly agreed on in the grant agreement.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Ineligible costs:

- 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 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)

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants are encouraged to participate in the conference call DEQ is hosting to answer any questions about the application document or process:

- For the general public: Monday, Aug. 5 from 10-11 a.m.
- For Oregon Tribal Governments: Monday, Aug. 19 from 1-2 p.m.

To sign into the webinar, please use the following information:

- Webinar link:
- Call-in / Meeting number: 216-706-7005
- Access Code: 2295518

The first time you use the Web Meeting Service, you will need to download the client software at the web address above. This takes a few minutes, so please try to be set up before 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Schedule:

- Application materials available: Friday, July 19, 2019
- Completed applications due at DEQ offices: Email applications received by Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 (11:59 p.m. PDT)
- Grant awards announced (estimated): Friday, Dec.13, 2019
- Grant funds available: After grant agreement is signed by all parties (may be one-six months after grant is awarded)

Please contact the DEQ Headquarters staff for assistance in choosing and developing the appropriate plan to meet your goals.

Instructions for obtaining a Dun & Bradstreet DUNS Number can be found at Please allow two days to obtain the number.

If you are having problems submitting your application electronically, please contact Marie Diodati before 5 p.m. on Oct. 4, 2019 or earlier.

There are no limits on the number of proposals you may submit. For example, local governments may apply for either of the two categories of planning grants described above. A local government may also apply for one or more grants from the Materials Management Project category.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Attach the completed Application form and all required documents to an email, and send to:

For more information, contact:

Marie Diodati

Department of Environmental Quality
700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600
Portland, OR 97232-4100

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