DTSC Equitable Community Revitalization Grant
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DTSC Equitable Community Revitalization Grant

Equitable Community Revitalization Grant

In 2021, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation referred to as the Cleanup In Vulnerable Communities Initiative (CVCI), allocating $500 million to expedite the cleanup and beneficial reuse of contaminated properties, with priority given to properties in historically vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. The Department of Toxic Substances Control’s Office of Brownfields Equitable Community Revitalization Grant (ECRG) will provide more than $250 million in grants to incentivize cleanup and investment in disadvantaged areas of California. The program gives California communities an unprecedented opportunity to address historic environmental injustices and set a new path for land use that will have immediate and lasting benefits, such as recreational uses (parks and other green spaces), commercial enterprises and housing.

The Center for Creative Land Recycling serves as DTSC’s Brownfield Technical Assistance Provider (B-TAP). In this role, we provide one-on-one assistance to applicants, distribute communications about CVCI grant programs, assist with organizing webinars and training, and serve as a partner to DTSC in the development of grant guidelines, applications and scoring.

The grant has been approved for three rounds of funding, two of which have already closed. In the first round, more than $75 million was allocated to the identification, assessment and cleanup of sites in California communities with high rates of pollution and/or poverty. 

 

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

CCLR provides one-on-one application assistance and review to ECRG applicants. Application assistance is currently closed between ECRG rounds and will reopen in 2024.

Webinars and Videos

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

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