MARC FY2023 is here and bigger than ever!
EPA Multipurpose, Assessment, RLF and Cleanup (MARC) grants are awarded each year to address contaminated (or thought to be contaminated) sites. CCLR is EPA’s technical assistance to brownfields (TAB) provider for EPA Regions 9 and 10: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, WA and the Pacific Islands.
We provide annual review of EPA brownfield grants at no cost to you. In 2021 91% of the grants we reviewed were awarded for a total of $15.3 million in brownfield redevelopment support. With 23-years of grant-review experience, we can help you overcome challenges that may have stymied you in the past.
“I was very impressed with the fast turnaround from CCLR in reviewing my drafts proposal. It was really helpful to be given a summarized checklist of each section of the proposal. I would definitely use CCLR again and recommend them to other entities.” -2020 grant applicant
View our Webinar ReMARCable Opportunities on FY2023 guidelines and how to make your grant competitive here.
The webinar covers the MARC grant guidelines and tips for improving your application.
|Sept. 2022||MARC Guidelines are released|
|Sept 2022||Solicitation Open (expected)|
|Nov 2022||Solicitations Close (expected)|
|May 2023||Awards to be announced (expected)|
Eligibility Changes for FY2023 EPA Grants:
|FY23 Eligibility Chart for Existing Grant Recipients||FY23 Eligibility Chart for Multiple Applications|
Don’t Wait! Get Started Now.:
CCLR has a number of resources to help you with your EPA brownfield grant so you can get started. We recommend that you review the following resources now to ensure you approach your grant with the best chance of success.
- Sign up for our Webinar: ReMARCable Opportunities on Sept. 22.
- Read our resource on starting your EPA Brownfield Grant now
- Watch our Webinar on EPA MARC Grant Writing
- Review past Successful EPA Grants
- Review EPA’s MARC Grant Resource Page
- Get the latest EPA Brownfields Program Policy Changes ← this is your go-to page for all updates from EPA. Start here to see changes in eligibility
- Check that your SAMs.gov and Grants.gov accounts are up to date. Applicants are required to obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) instead of a DUNs to apply for funding opportunities. Learn more about the the DUNs to UEI transition and how it impacts you
Submit Your Grant for Review
After you have reviewed the Grant Application Checklist below, send your draft grant in Word format to [email protected] with the Subject line following the convention: APPLICANT NAME_STATE_GRANT TYPE_Review Request. Exp. City of Whoville_OR_Cleanup_Review Request.
Consultants: If you are sending CCLR an application on behalf of an applicant, please ensure that you include the applicant’s contact information and cc the applicant in your email.
Due to the unprecedented amount of available EPA funding this year, turnaround time will depend on when it is received, the number of grants being reviewed, and CCLR workload. CCLR will strive to have comments back no later than ten (10) business days.
Grant Application Checklist
- How does your plan/program/initiative support reuse?
- How will you conduct community engagement? What type and with who?
- Make location and need known early
- Have you met Threshold Criteria? Contact your regional EPA for support
- Double check all math/budget numbers
- Confirm consistency between tasks and budgets
- Include data (i.e. demographics, percentages) and the sources to back it up
- Do not repeat information, instead reference where the information is. I.e. “Section 1”
- Spell out acronyms
- Font size 12
- Run a spell check
- Confirm page limit
- Economy of Words: say it clearly and concisely
- Watch adjectives: statements must be proven with data
- Watch the following expressions: “plan to…; intends to…; in the future…; we hope…; we expect…
- Have someone unfamiliar with brownfields read your grant
EPA Brownfield Grant Resources
the Center for Creative Land Recycling has found that those who get started early have a greater chance of success. Read our Top Tips for getting started on your application now!
Learn how to write a more competitive and compelling EPA Brownfields grant and increase your chances of winning one in the next grant solicitation round, expected to open in the fall of 2022.
Learn how to write a compelling grant by reviewing past successful EPA grants
Ignacio Dayrit is CCLR’s Lead Program Consultant and serves as the point person for our grant review services. With nearly three decades of experience in public sector redevelopment, Ignacio provides exceptional assistance to communities in EPA Regions 9 and 10.