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Grants and Funding: Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup
Over the last two decades, EPA funding has helped hundreds of communities across the United States assess and cleanup their formerly used commercial and industrial sites, paving the way for beneficial new uses.
EPA will provide one outreach webinar to discuss the FY 2020 Assessment, RLF, and Cleanup Grant guidelines on October 24, 2019 at 2pm (ET). Join the webinar online and/or via conference call (dial-in number: 1-866-299-3188/ access code: 202-566-1817).
Each grant has different guidelines and requirements, depending on the needs of your brownfield. EPA’s Brownfields Program provides direct funding for brownfields assessment, cleanup, revolving loans, environmental job training, technical assistance, training, and research. To facilitate the leveraging of public resources, EPA’s Brownfields Program collaborates with other EPA programs, other federal partners, and state agencies to identify and make available resources that can be used for brownfield activities.
- Assessment Grants provide funding for brownfield inventories, planning, environmental assessments, and community outreach.
- Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants provide funding to capitalize loans that are used to clean up brownfield sites.
- Cleanup Grants provide funding to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites owned by the applicant.
- Multipurpose (MP) Grants provide funding to conduct a range of eligible assessment and cleanup activities at one or more brownfield sites in a target area.
- Area-Wide Planning Grants provide funding to communities to research, plan and develop implementation strategies for cleaning up and revitalizing a specific area affected by one or more brownfield sites.
- Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grants provide environmental training for residents impacted by brownfield sites in their communities.
- Technical Assistance, Training, and Research Grants provide funding to organizations to conduct research and to provide training and technical assistance to communities to help address their brownfields challenges.
- State and Tribal Response Program Grants provide non-competitive funding to establish or enhance State and Tribal Brownfields response programs.