Land Protection Division Funding Opportunities
To further DEQ’s mission of protecting air, water, and land for all Oklahoman’s, DEQ has the following funding opportunities, subject to availability, in the form of grants and reimbursement programs.
LPD Funding Opportunities Brochure
WASTE MANAGEMENT & RECYCLING
These programs provide solid waste management and recycling related grants.
– To curtail illegal dumping by providing funding for a part-time Environmental Officer.
– To purchase solid waste management equipment such as brush chippers, balers, composting equipment, and more.
– To host community events for the collection and proper disposal or recycling of electronic waste, household hazardous waste, tires, and more.
– For a wide range of projects that reduce wasted food by diverting from disposal to higher use or reuse such as community food recovery programs.
– For solid waste technical assistance, sustainability, education, beatification, clean-ups, and more.
– To encourage the use of recycled tire materials in things like playgrounds or asphalt trails.
CLEANUP & REDEVELOPMENT
Theses programs provide assistance with assessment and/or cleanup of environmental hazards.
– Provides assistance to municipalities for the assessment and/or cleanup of sites or buildings with environmental hazards like asbestos and lead based paint.
– Provides environmental cleanup assistance for eligible entities in the form of low-interest loans and subgrants.
– Provides free environmental assessments and sampling for non-profit and government entities interested in developing abandoned or underused properties.
– Provides tire dump cleanup assistance for eligible public and private.
ASSISTANCE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
These programs provide assistance to public schools and daycare facilities.
– Provides a free one-time disposal of unused, outdated, and potentially dangerous chemicals from public school laboratories.
– A partnership with the Lead Testing in Schools and Child Care Facilities Drinking Water Program to remediate lead impacted drinking water fixtures public schools and daycare facilities.
– Provides protective equipment and training to Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC’s).