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Brownfield Assessment Grants

Open Date:

9/21/2021

Close Date:

12/1/2021

Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

Economic Development, Environmental Clean-up, Other Infrastructure, Strategy and Planning

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Funded by:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Overview

This program is provided through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Land and Emergency Management – Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization. EPA’s Brownfields Program provides an estimated $47M in funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofit organizations to prevent, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites.

Assessment Grants provide funding for developing inventories of brownfield sites, prioritizing sites, conducting community involvement activities, conducting planning, conducting site assessments, developing site-specific cleanup plans, and developing reuse plans related to brownfield sites. Eligible recipients include Local government, State, Tribe, and Non-profit.

Community-wide Assessment Grants

  • A Community-wide Assessment Grant is appropriate when a specific site is not identified and the applicant plans to spend grant funds on more than one brownfield site in its community.
  • An applicant may request up to $500,000 to assess sites contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum), and/or petroleum.
  • The performance period for these grants is three years.
  • Current EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant recipients must demonstrate that payment has been received from EPA (also known as ‘drawn down’), and drawn down funds have been disbursed, for at least 70.00% of each Assessment cooperative agreement they have with EPA by October 1, 2021, in order to apply for an FY22 Community-wide Assessment Grant.

Site-specific Assessment Grants

  • A Site-specific Assessment Grant is appropriate when a specific site is identified and the applicant plans to spend grant funds on this one site only.
  • An applicant may request up to $200,000 to assess a site contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum), and/or petroleum.
  • An applicant may seek a waiver of the $200,000 limit and request up to $350,000 for a site contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, and/or petroleum. Waiver requests must be based on the anticipated level of contamination, size, or status of ownership of the site.
  • The performance period for these grants is three years.
  • Current EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant recipients must demonstrate that payment has been received from EPA (also known as ‘drawn down’), and drawn down funds have been disbursed, for at least 70.00% of each Assessment cooperative agreement they have with EPA by October 1, 2021, in order to apply for an FY22 Site-specific Assessment Grant.

Community-wide Assessment Grants for States and Tribes

  • This funding is only available to states, tribes, and eligible native corporations in Alaska to address brownfield sites throughout their entire jurisdiction.
  • An applicant may request up to $2,000,000 to assess sites contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum), and/or petroleum.
  • The performance period for these grants is five years.
  • Current EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant recipients DO NOT have to demonstrate that payment has been received from EPA for at least 70.00% of each Assessment cooperative agreement they have with EPA by October 1, 2021, in order to apply for this funding.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – no match
Total Amount Available:
$0
Limit per Applicant:
$2,000,000
Estimated Awards:
78

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Jerry Minor-Gordon

[email protected]

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