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EPA Announces $56 Million in Brownfields Grants for 2019

December 3rd, 2018 by

Aerial view of Camden, which received $400,000 in brownfield grants in 2018.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of up to $56 million in brownfields program grants for 2019. These grants are used help revitalize land that has been contaminated by hazardous chemicals, petroleum products or other pollutants. Local, regional or county jurisdictions, nonprofits, and community development organizations are all eligible to apply.

Three kinds of grants are available:

  • Assessment grants, which are three-year grants and cover inventory, planning, environmental assessment and public outreach. A maximum of $300,000 for a community-wide application, $200,000 for a site-specific application, or $600,000 for a coalition application is available. These grants require no cost-share on the part of the applicant.
  • Cleanup grants, which are three-year grants of up to $500,000, cover cleanup activities at sites owned by the applicants. They require a cost-share of 20 percent of the requested amount. Previously funded sites may not apply again for cleanup grants.
  • Multipurpose grants cover a range of eligible assessment and cleanup activities at one or more sites in a target area, and offer a maximum of $500,000 over five years. They require a cost-share of $40,000 in money, labor, material or services.

The deadline for applications is Jan. 31, 2019. Applicants must be registered with grants.gov, which can take up to one month.

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