DEQ Materials Management Grants applications open until Oct. 4!

6 Aug 2019

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will award up to $600,000 in grants for projects that reduce the environmental impacts of materials and products across the full cycle. Local governments, nonprofit organizations and federally-recognized tribal nations are encouraged to apply. Funding for projects that prevent wasted food is also available to public schools, colleges and universities.

DEQ is looking for proposals that further Oregon’s 2050 Materials Management Vision, and priority will be given to proposals focused on partnerships with community-based organizations. Learn more about this year’s focus area here.  

DEQ has awarded more than $9 million in waste prevention, reuse or recovery grants since 1991. Last year, DEQ awarded $600,000 to 16 recipients.

Grant applications are due Friday, Oct. 4. Find more information on how to how to apply here.

If you have questions about this year’s grant process, contact Marie Diodati at 503-229-5446 or