Over 100 grants and $50 million in brownfield grant funding is expected to be awarded in the next round of EPA’s storied and successful real estate redevelopment program.
Today, November 28, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new Request for Proposals & Application Guidelines to officially open the FY 2019 Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup Grant competition. 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.
In last year’s brownfield grant competition, EPA awarded $54.3 Million in funding to assess and clean up 144 communities nationwide.
This year’s competition is the first to come following the passage of the BUILD Act in the omnibus bill and contains numerous important changes. Opportunities in this cycle of brownfield grant funding are separated into three categories:
(1) Multipurpose Grants – each proposal is funded up to $800,00 over five years. EPA anticipates selecting 10 proposals.
Download the FY 2019 Multipurpose Grant Guidelines
(2) 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. NOTE: New this year, 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.
Download the FY 2019 Assessment Grant Guidelines
(3) Cleanup Grants – each proposal funded up to $500,000 over three years. EPA anticipates selecting 40 proposals. NOTE: New this year, Brownfield sites where EPA Cleanup Grant funds were previously expended may not receive additional EPA Cleanup Grant funding in FY 2019.
Download the FY 2019 Cleanup Grant Guidelines
Please visit EPA’s Types of Grant Funding page for an overview of the Multipurpose, Assessment and Cleanup Grants.