Oregon DEQ 2017 Materials Management Grants now open

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) intends to award approximately $500,000 in Materials Management grants in 2017 that promote the prevention, reuse or recovery of solid wastes. According to the Association of Oregon Recyclers, "DEQ is expanding the eligible applicant pool to include federally-recognized tribal nations and ORS 190.010 organizations... Also new this year will be a separate round of “micro-grants” designed to reduce environmental impacts by addressing workforce challenges in reuse and repair industries. In this pilot project, up to $10,000 per applicant ($50,000 total) will be offered to private businesses and non-profit organizations registered in Oregon." Further information and upcoming application deadlines are available on the DEQ grants webpage.