CA Equitable Community Revitalization Grant
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CA Equitable Community Revitalization Grant

Up to $100 Million in Funding Available in Round 2

Calfornia’s Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) Office of Brownfields Equitable Community Revitalization Grant (ECRG) is an historic, one-time investment in California’s vulnerable and disadvantaged communities to address persistent environmental injustices and set a new path for land use that will have immediate and lasting benefits.

ECRG has three funding rounds: FY 2022, 2023 and 2024. In this second round, DTSC anticipates awarding ~ $100 million (up to $7 million per grant) to expedite the cleanup and beneficial reuse of contaminated properties in California.

Get Ready for Round Two

Now is the time to determine whether you have a project that is eligible for this transformative funding that will have lasting benefits to your community. Preparing for your application early can increase your project’s chances of being funded. CCLR provides an array of resources for potential applicants and through the application process as the brownfield technical assistance provider for ECRG grants.

View the Round 2 Overview to the Equitable Community Revitalzation Grant for more details on eligibility, timeline, and resources.

Upcoming Webinars:

ECRG Application Series: ECRG Round 2

The webinar will review the ECRG Round 2 eligibility criteria for projects and entities, take you through the timeline, and explain opportunities for one-on-one application assistance.

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Schedule Application Assistance

CCLR’s Revitalization Specialists are here to support your successful application! Schedule your free 30 minute application assistance now.

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More information and Resources

Visit DTSC.CA.GOV/ECRG for the full slate of ECRG resources and information on the first round selectees.

 

Support for Grant Applicants

The Center for Creative Land Recycling is DTSC’s ECRG Brownfield Technical Assistance Provider  and can assist you at every step of the application process, from how to get started to where to get the information you need to prepare a competitive proposal, at no cost to you!

CCLR has 23 years of experience using specialized knowledge around land reuse to help communities and their partners imagine a better future for idled lands and in finding the resources to make those new visions a reality.

  • A dedicated team: CCLR’s Revitalization Specialists will work one-on-one to answer your questions and guide you through the application process. They will provide support at every step of the process, from Pre-Qualifying to grant award.
  • Webinars and educational events: ECRG programming will position you for success. Learn about hiring a contractor, developing requests for proposals/qualifications, cost estimating, engaging with your regulatory agency, and other important information.
  • General redevelopment project support: CCLR can provide a range of assistance throughout the lifespan of a redevelopment project including support for site reuse planning and how to leverage other grant, loan, and assistance programs.

What We Do

Newsletter Signup

Signup for the ECRG newsletter to receive the latest updates and resources in your inbox. 

Application Assistance

Sign up for a 30 minute appointment with an ECRG expert to get all of your questions answered. 

Webinars and Videos

Visit our YouTube channel to watch informational videos and past webinars about the ECRG program. 

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Featured Expert

Natalie Nava is the Program Manager for CCLR’s team working on the ECRG. A California native raised in an environmental justice community, Natalie has worked for over a decade to advance equity by bringing stakeholders together to create opportunities for community self determination, sustainability, and economic prosperity. She brings significant experience in transportation and urban planning, community engagement, and organizational management.  Click here to see the full team available to assist you with the ECRG program!

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