Portland, OR—Approximately $1.2 million in grant funding will soon be available to projects supporting local solid and household hazardous waste planning, prevention and recovery. The grants will be available through the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's 2016 Materials Management program grant round. Last year, the program awarded nearly $600,000 to fifteen projects proposed by local governments.
For the first time, non-profit organizations as well as local governments will be eligible to receive grants under rules adopted earlier this year. Until now, only local governments could receive grants directly, while non-profits frequently subcontracted with local governments to provide program services. DEQ began awarding such grants twenty years ago.
DEQ plans to accept applications from late August through the end of October and award grants by the end of December 2016. More specific details will be announced later in August 2016. More information can be found at: www.deq.state.or.us/lq/sw/grants/.
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