Brownfields Assessment Grants
A list of regional brownfield coordinators is located in the program guidance.
Brownfields Assessment Grants provide funds to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning (including cleanup planning) and community involvement related to brownfield sites. Among other things, funding may be used for the health monitoring of populations exposed to hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants from a brownfield site.
The goal of the brownfields program is to clean up, develop, and reuse property that may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Properties can be redeveloped for housing, industry, or public green spaces.
Assessment grants provide funding for a grant recipient to inventory and characterize sites; conduct cleanup and redevelopment; and get the community involved in and informed about the revitalization process.
Eligible entities include:
- State, local, and tribal governments, with the exception of certain Indian tribes in Alaska
- General purpose units of local government
- Land clearance authorities, or other quasi-governmental entities
- Regional council or redevelopment agencies
- States or legislatures
Applicants can request:
- Up to $200,000 to assess a site contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum)
- Up to $200,000 to address a site contaminated by petroleum
- For site-specific proposals, applicants may seek a waiver of the $200,000 limit and request up to $350,000 for a site contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants and up to $350,000 to assess a site contaminated by petroleum. Such waivers must be based on the anticipated level of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants including hazardous petroleum at a single site. (Community-wide assessment grants are not eligible for assessment grant “waivers.”)
- Total grant fund requests should not exceed a total of $400,000 unless such a waiver is requested.
- Up to $600,000 for assessment coalitions. A coalition is made up of 3 or more eligible applicants that submits one grant proposal under the name of one of the coalition members who will be the grant recipient.
Links to the program guidance and full announcement are available through grants.gov
Applicants may submit electronically through grants.gov, or by mail.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RAC does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.