Sustainable Materials Management Grant


Sustainable Materials Management Grant

The Benton County Sustainable Materials Management Grant initiative aims to reduce environmental impacts across the full lifecycle of materials by supporting community projects in the areas of sustainable materials management, waste reduction, reuse, and recycling. In 2022, the county awarded a total of $20,000 to five grant recipients, each with projects focusing on waste reduction or the reuse of materials.

The 2022 grant application period has closed. Please check this webpage for grant updates in 2023.


Timeline of important dates:

April 10, 2022: Application materials available. 
May 16: Applications due at Benton County Community Development no later than 5:00 PM.
May 25: Benton County Solid Waste Advisory Council meeting.  Qualified applications reviewed and discussed.  Applicants may be requested to make a short presentation and answer questions regarding their proposed project. 
June 1: Staff selection of funding recipients and award amounts made.
By July 1: Grant agreements are fully executed.  Funds available for expenditure.
October 30: Q1 (July 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022) Grant Reports Due
January 30, 2023: Q2 (October 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022) Grant Reports Due
April 30, 2023: Q3 (January 1, 2023 through March 31, 2023) Grant Reports Due
June 30, 2023: All projects completed.  Earlier completion dates may be required for some projects.
July 30, 2023: Q4 (April 1, 2023 through June 30, 2023) and Final Grant Reports Due


Quarterly Report forms for grant recipients can be downloaded here (or in a Word Document version).