Programs

The Center for Creative Land Recycling helps those who have the biggest stake in revitalizing their neighborhoods with their brownfield redevelopment efforts.

While the obstacles to creating livable and vibrant communities involve complex economic and social issues that cannot be quickly or easily remedied, CCLR’s approach to revitalizing communities is unique in that it includes both project-specific and policy level programs, each informing the other for change. CCLR offers a variety of programs and services, both nationally and through a cooperative agreement with EPA Regions 9 and 10. 

If you’re not sure how we can help, the best option is to ask! Reach out with your redevelopment questions or for more information about our offerings.

Technical Assistance

CCLR provides free technical assistance to communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and the Pacific Islands as the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) provider to EPA Regions 9 and 10. That means we can help you assess, manage, and market your brownfields – and more! 

Funding Redevelopment

Redeveloping brownfields means making an investment in the community for a better future. From grant review to helping develop public-private partnerships, CCLR is here to help you find and prepare creative funding solutions.

Grant Review Services

There is an unprecedented amount of funding for brownfield redevelopment through the EPA Multipurpose, Assessment, RLF and Cleanup (MARC) grants are awarded each year to address contaminated (or thought to be contaminated) sites. CCLR provides annual review of EPA brownfield grants.

CA Equitable Community Revitalization Grant

Recognizing the potential to reuse idle properties, California has created the Equitable Community Revitalization Grant (ECRG) program, allocating more than $200 million in grant funds for local governments, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, and Tribes for inventory, investigation, and cleanup activities to address historic environmental injustices.

Equitable Development and Brownfields

CCLR offers technical assistance for equitable development, in collaboration with Groundwork USA. We can help you develop community-engaged planning processes to ensure that your development projects are equitable and inclusive.

Nuclear Communities

CCLR offers free technical assistance to communities experiencing the impacts of nuclear plant closure, in collaboration with Smart Growth America, the Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative, and the National Association of Development Organizations. We help build community assets, engage stakeholders, and more!

National Brownfields Coalition

The National Brownfields Coalition is a non-partisan brownfield advocacy group of professionals, private and public organizations, and academics who work to advance funding and policy to support brownfields work at the national level. CCLR co-manages the Coalition with Smart Growth America.

Consulting Services

CCLR works on land reuse projects across the county, bringing an array of skills to the table. Learn more about how we can add to your project, RFQ response, grant application, or other partnership opportunities.

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