Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Cleanup Grants

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency has released the 2018 guidance for applications for Brownfields Cleanup grants. A brownfield site is defined as real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, controlled substances, petroleum, or petroleum products, or is mine-scarred land. Cleanup efforts will be evaluated based on efforts to ensure that residents living in communities historically affected by economic disinvestment, health disparities, and environmental contamination have an opportunity to reap the benefits from brownfields redevelopment. Applications will be rated on the extent to which the applicant demonstrates economic and environmental needs of the target area; a vision for the reuse and redevelopment of brownfield sites and the capability to achieve that vision; reasonable and eligible tasks; appropriate use of grant funding; incorporation of equitable and sustainable approaches; community engagement, partnerships and leveraged resources to complete the project; and economic, environmental, health, and social benefits associated with the cleanup, reuse, and redevelopment of brownfield sites.


Eligible Applicants: Units of local government, land clearance authority or quasi-governmental agencies, redevelopment agencies, and Tribes


Award Ceiling: $200,000                                                                   


Match: 20 percent


Deadline: November 16, 2017


Contact: Jerry Minor-Gordon, 202 566 1817, Minor-Gordon.Jerry@epa.gov

For further information or assistance in applying for funding opportunities, contact KLJ at 701 355 8400.