In determining eligibility for EPA grant funding, both site eligibility and grantee eligibility should be considered. When a redevelopment agency acquires a property, it is important that it maintains eligibility as a grantee. For the purpose of this response, we are assuming that the site is eligible for funding (i.e., it is not a Superfund site, or it is an eligible petroleum site, etc.).
First, the Agency should conduct an All Appropriate Inquiry Phase I, and be certain that it is current at the time title to the site is obtained.