Grants offered by the Brownfields Program may be used to address sites contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum) and petroleum.
Opportunities for funding are as follows:
- Multipurpose Grants – each proposal is funded up to $800,00 over five years. EPA anticipates selecting 10 proposals.
- Assessment Grants – Community-wide and site-specific proposals are each funded up to $200,000 over three years; Assessment Coalition proposals are funded up to $600,000 over three years. EPA anticipates selecting 114 proposals. Current EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant recipients must demonstrate that payment has been received from EPA (also known as ‘drawn down’) for at least 70% of each Assessment cooperative agreement they have with EPA by January 1, 2019 in order to apply for additional Assessment Grant funding under this solicitation.
- Cleanup Grants – each proposal funded up to $500,000 over three years. EPA anticipates selecting 40 proposals. Brownfield sites where EPA Cleanup Grant funds were previously expended may not receive additional EPA Cleanup Grant funding in FY 2019.
EPA will host one outreach webinar
on December 11, 2018
at 2pm (ET)
. The purpose of the webinar is to assist applicants with understanding the Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup Grant Guidelines. Participants can join at https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/fy19_mac/
and/or dial into the audio conference line at 1-866-299-3188/ access code: 202-566-1817.
CERCLA, as amended by the 2002 Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act and the 2018 BUILD Act, defines entities eligible to receive grants, based on the type of grant requested:
- Multipurpose, Assessment, and RLF Grants – eligible entities include:
- state, local, and tribal governments, a range of government entities, including general purpose units of local governments, land clearance authorities or other quasi-governmental entities operating under the supervision and control of, or as agents of local governments, governmental entities; or redevelopment agencies created or sanctioned by a state; and regional councils of governments.
- Nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Limited liability corporations in which all managing members are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or limited liability corporations whose sole members are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
- Limited liability partnerships in which all general partners are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or limited liability corporations whose sole members are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
- Qualified community development entities as defined in section 45D(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Cleanup Grants – include those eligible entities identified above as well as “other nonprofit organizations” – defined as any corporation, trust, association, cooperative, or other organization (including institutions of higher education) that is operated mainly for scientific, educational, service, charitable, or similar purpose in the public interest and is not organized primarily for profit; and uses net proceeds to maintain, improve, or expand the operation of the organization even if the organization is not exempt from taxation under 501(c)(3).
EPA Region 4
Cindy J. Nolan
Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303-8960
Phone: (404) 562-8425