U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR)
Grants to USA states and tribes for brownfield cleanup programs. Funding is intended for tribal or state-level response programs that address the redevelopment, assessment, and cleanup of brownfield or contaminated sites. Programs must be timely, have oversight mechanisms, include public participation, and have approval and verification mechanisms to ensure the work is done.
This funding is intended for states and tribes that have the required management and administrative capacity within their government to administer a federal grant. The primary goal of this funding is to ensure that state and tribal response programs include, or are taking reasonable steps to include, certain elements of an environmental response program and that the program establishes and maintains a public record of sites addressed.
Section 128(a) recipients that do not have a VRP MOA with EPA must demonstrate that their response program includes, or is taking reasonable steps to include, the four elements described below. Achievement of the four elements should be viewed as a priority. Section 128(a) of CERCLA authorizes funding for activities necessary to establish and enhance the four elements and to establish and maintain the public record requirement.
The four elements of a response program are described below:
Eligible uses of funding:
Small Technical Assistance Grants
Section 128(a)(1)(B)(ii)(III) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability
Act (CERCLA), as amended, authorizes a noncompetitive $1.5 million grant program to assist small
communities, Indian tribes, rural areas, or disadvantaged areas to carryout section CERCLA 104(k)(7) (by
providing training, research, and technical assistance to individuals and organizations, as appropriate, to
facilitate the inventory of brownfields sites, site assessments, remediation of brownfield sites, community
involvement, or site preparation). These funds must be used to assist a community that meets the statutory
definition of disadvantaged area or small community to facilitate the reuse of brownfield sites.
For further information:
GrantWatch ID#: 187170
EPA will consider funding requests up to a maximum of $1.0 million per state or tribe for FY2020.
The maximum amount of funding allowed for Small Technical Assistance Grants is $20,000.
EPA regional offices will determine the project period for each cooperative agreement. These may be for multiple years depending on the regional office’s cooperative agreement policies.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please use the form below to send us comments or questions: https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/forms/contact-us-about-brownfields
Regional State and Tribal Brownfields Contacts:
Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization
Mail Code 5105 T
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20460
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