U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
12/03/19 11:59 PM ET Receipt
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, states, communities, and tribes (excluding tribes in Alaska) for planning and inventory development related to brownfield sites. Required registrations may take at least one month to complete prior to submission of the application. Funding is intended to support activities to conduct site assessments, develop site-specific cleanup and reuse plans, conduct inventories and planning, prioritize sites, and build community involvement.
A brownfield site is defined in CERCLA § 101(39) 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.
A critical part of EPA’s Brownfields Program is 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. EPA’s Brownfields Program has a rich history rooted in environmental justice and is committed to helping communities revitalize brownfield properties, mitigate potential health risks, and restore economic vitality.
Conducting Brownfields Planning & Developing Site Reuse Plans: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-10/documents/epa-olem-oblr-19-05_final_0.pdf#page=4.
Applicants may apply for a Community-wide and/or a Site-specific Assessment Grant, or apply as part of an Assessment Coalition.
Eligible Uses of Grant Funds: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-10/documents/epa-olem-oblr-19-05_final_0.pdf#page=8.
Measuring Environmental Results: Anticipated Outputs/Outcomes: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-10/documents/epa-olem-oblr-19-05_final_0.pdf#page=9.
Supporting Environmental Justice: Anticipated Outputs/Outcomes: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-10/documents/epa-olem-oblr-19-05_final_0.pdf#page=10.
GrantWatch ID#: 148251
EPA anticipates awarding an estimated 100 Assessment Grants.
1. Community-Wide: Up to $300,000 for hazardous substances and/or petroleum Note, for the purposes of this solicitation, the cost of assessment activities on an individual site may not exceed $200,000 per grant. No waiver of funding limit.
2. Site-Specific: Up to $200,000 for hazardous substances and/or petroleum. May request a waiver for up to $350,000.
3. Coalition: Up to $600,000 for hazardous substances and/or petroleum. No waiver of funding limit.
EPA may expend up to 25% of the amount appropriated for Brownfield Grants on sites contaminated with petroleum.
The project period for Assessment Grants is up to three years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
EPA Regional Contacts and States:
EPA Region 1
Phone: (617) 918-1432
EPA Region 2
Phone: (212) 637-4158
EPA Region 3
Phone: (215) 814-3406
EPA Region 4
Phone: (404) 562-8604
EPA Region 5
Phone: (312) 353-2112
EPA Region 6
Phone: (214) 665-2246
EPA Region 7
Phone: (913) 551-7894
EPA Region 8
Phone: (303) 312-6377
EPA Region 9
Phone: (213) 244-1821
EPA Region 10
Phone: (206) 553-8511
For full details including the states of each region and the address, see https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-10/documents/epa-olem-oblr-19-05_final_0.pdf#page=51.
Organizations that do not have the technical capability to apply electronically through www.grants.gov because of limited or no Internet access must contact by hard copy or email at least 15 calendar days prior to the submission deadline to request approval to submit their application materials through an alternate method:
c/o Jessica Durand
William Jefferson Clinton Building
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Mail Code: 3903R
Washington, DC 20460
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