Region 8

Brownfields Grants

Assessment Grants

Tribal, state, and local governments are eligible to apply for funding to inventory, assess, conduct planning and community involvement activities related to Brownfield sites. Individual applicants may apply for $200,000 to address hazardous substance sites, plus another $200,000 to address petroleum sites. Applicants may request a waiver of the $200,000 limit and request up to $350,000. Coalitions of three or more governments can receive up to $1 million. (More info and proposal guidelines)

Cleanup Grants

Tribal, state, and local governments, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for funding to clean up brownfields sites. Grants of up to $200,000 per site are available, for a maximum of five sites. The applicant must own the property, and a 20% match is required. (More info and proposal guidelines)

Revolving Loan Fund Grants

Tribal, state, and local governments are eligible to apply for funds to capitalize a revolving loan fund and to provide subgrants to conduct cleanup activities. Up to $1,000,000 is available per applicant. Repaid loan funds can be used to make additional cleanup loans. A 20% match is required. (More info and proposal guidelines)

Job Training Grants

Colleges, universities, nonprofit job training centers, local governments, and tribes are eligible to apply for funding to train residents living near Brownfield sites for future employment in the environmental field. Up to $200,000 is available per applicant. (More info and proposal guidelines)

Other Assistance

State and Tribal Assistance Programs

State and Tribal Programs play a significant role in cleaning up Brownfields. EPA provides financial assistance to states and tribes to establish or enhance their response programs that address the assessment, cleanup and redevelopment of Brownfields.

Targeted Brownfields Assessments

A Targeted Brownfields Assessment is an environmental investigation designed to document environmental conditions at a property under consideration for redevelopment. EPA can provide communities and nonprofit organizations with environmental assessment services at Brownfields properties with redevelopment potential.

Brownfields TBA Application

 

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