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DEQ announces up to $133,300 in grant funding to support sustainable materials management projects

June 16, 2022

Contact: Ben Jarvis, Pollution Prevention and Continuous Improvement Lead, Ben.Jarvis@deq.idaho.gov

BOISE —The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking project proposals that enhance or support innovative waste reduction or prevention.

The funding is made possible through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Sustainable Materials Management program, which promotes using and reusing materials more productively over their entire lifecycles.

As much as $133,300 will be made available to support selected projects for the period between November 7, 2022, and November 3, 2023.

Previously, Sustainable Materials Management grant funds have supported projects that increase the recycling and re-use rate of construction and demolition waste, reduce food waste, increase rural recycling rates, and encourage yard waste composting. Particular emphasis for this grant will be placed on projects that seek to re-use materials or divert them from the landfill while demonstrating long term financial sustainability.

More information on eligibility, acceptable projects, and proposal submission can be found on DEQ’s Vendor Opportunities page.

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