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Loans and Grants 

 

Loans and Grants

The following is an overview of all loans and grants offered through the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

Brownfields Site Assessment Grants

Who can apply: Government Agencies and Nonprofit Organizations
Funds: Approximately $100,000 is available each year
Timeline: On-going
Eligible projects: Used to assess the nature and extent of environmental contamination on properties where the lack of information may have stymied redevelopment activity.
More information: http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/cu/brownfields/assessments.htm
   

Clean Diesel Grant Program

Who can apply: Owner or operator of an Oregon non-road diesel engine
Funds: Depending on budget appropriations, EPA annually announces grant opportunities
Timeline: On-going
Eligible projects: Diesel engine retrofit, non-road diesel engine repower, truck engine scrapping
More information: http://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/diesel/clean.htm
   

Clean Water State Revolving Fund (low-interest loan)

Who can apply: Public agencies including cities, counties, special districts and federally recognized Indian tribal governments.
Funds: Over $40M available each year
Timeline: On-going
Eligible projects: Projects that protect, restore and enhance water quality through (1) the planning, design and construction of wastewater and other water pollution control facilities; (2) nonpoint source water quality projects; and (3) estuary management plans.
More information: http://www.deq.state.or.us/wq/loans/loans.htm
   

Nonpoint Source Pollution 319 Grants

Who can apply: Watershed Councils, Soil and Water Conservation Districts and other Natural Resources and Water Quality related agencies; colleges and universities, and nonprofit organizations
Funds: Approximately $1.5M available each year
Timeline: Application period runs from early November through December
Eligible projects: Nonpoint source water quality and watershed enhancement projects that address the short and long term NPS priorities. Long term priorities are included in the Oregon Water Quality Nonpoint Source Management Plan. Short term priorities are included in the annual  request for proposals (RFP) document.  
More information: http://www.deq.state.or.us/wq/grants/grants.htm
   
Pollution Control Bonds (loans)
Who can apply: Any public, government or special purpose district.
Funds: Approximately $100,000 is available each year
Timeline: On-going
Eligible projects: Very large pollution control projects, including wastewater and solid waste facilities.
More information: Call Jim Harris (503) 229-5578 or e-mail
   

Solid Waste Grants

Who can apply: Local governments for their own projects or to partner with individuals, community groups, non-profit organizations, schools or businesses.
Funds: Approximately $250,000 is available each year
Timeline: Application period runs from June through August
Eligible projects: Solid waste management and waste reduction programs
More information: http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/sw/grants/index.htm

 

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