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Equity in Oregon DEQ
Materials Management Grant Program

Listening Sessions

Oregon DEQ is working with Start Consulting to ensure that the Materials Management Grant Program is equitable and just. As part of the process, Start Consulting is conducting listening sessions with past (funded and unfunded) and future program grant applicants and other interested parties.

The Listening Sessions will help understand and identify:

  • Barriers and opportunities that exist for applicants

  • The application process from the applicant/interested party perspective

  • Challenges and opportunities in grant implementation and reporting

  • Gaps that need to be addressed

  • How applicants are engaging with issues of equity and inclusion

  • Which voices are still not being heard or included

  • How to simplify the application process


Register below to attend one of the three 1.5-hour sessions opportunities to engage with other past and future applicants and DEQ staff. Your input and insights will help guide the next steps for an equitable grant program. One attendee will be randomly selected at each session to receive a $75 gift card. Registrants must be present to be eligible.

Register to Attend

Select a session below to register. A brief questionnaire is included to help Start Consulting collect basic demographic information on attendees. You can find your Oregon DEQ region at


If you are not available to attend the scheduled session dates but are interested in providing feedback, please email

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