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CCLR is the technical assistance to brownfields (TAB) provider for EPA Regions 9 and 10, and the Brownfields Technical Assistance Provider (BTAP) for California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Through these roles, CCLR has helped hundreds of communities receive millions in funding to redevelop sites as small as a shuttered dry cleaner, and as large as massive abandoned industrial complexes, into housing, businesses, parks and more.

San Francisco recently broke ground on the India Basin Waterfront Park. CCLR assisted with several EPA grants from an area assessment grant to two cleanup grants. With cleanup now done, this vital natural and recreational resource will soon be accessible to the public.

Brownfields grants can be vital to communities hoping to undo past environmental injustices, clean up contamination, and build vibrant spaces in their communities. Various brownfields grants are available every fiscal year to assist communities where they are in their brownfields program. While the grants provided may vary slightly from year-to-year, EPA brownfield grants can include:

  • Assessment Grants provide funding for brownfield inventories, planning, environmental assessments, and community outreach.
  • Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants provide funding to capitalize loans that are used to clean up brownfield sites.
  • Cleanup Grants provide funding to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites owned by the applicant.
  • Multipurpose (MP) Grants provide funding to conduct a range of eligible assessment and cleanup activities at one or more brownfield sites in a target area.
  • Job Training (JT) Grants provide environmental training for residents impacted by brownfield sites in their communities.
  • State and Tribal Response Program Grants provide non-competitive funding to establish or enhance State and Tribal Brownfields response programs.

CCLR coordinates with the EPA to provide training, assistance and grant review to communities within its service area. By working with CCLR, communities increase their chances of award. In fact, in FY 2022, 91% of communities CCLR assisted received grants!

With more than 25 years in the land recycling space, CCLR and its brownfields experts know what it takes to write a winning grant. The #1 thing you can do to improve your chance of being awarded is to start early!   

FY2023 MARC Application Review Highlights

Congratulations to everyone who submitted a MARC grant during the FY23 EPA MARC Grant solicitation period! In FY22, 91% of applications reviewed by CCLR were awarded grants. Grantees who started their application early were more likely to receive funds. It’s never too early to get a headstart on next year’s grant cycle! Check out CCLR’s stats for FY2023 below!

– Number of applications reviewed: 46

– Number of Unique Entities served: 35

– Amount of funding requested: $34M

Learn how CCLR’s assistance impacted communities across the nation.

“CCLR was thorough and responsive! The detailed review and suggestions for improvement were invaluable in our effort to submit a competitive application! CCLR turnaround exceeded our expectations. We couldn’t have done it without their support!”

“The CCLR team was knowledgeable, motivated and professional. I enjoyed the experience. It was much more than just technical assistance, which they did very well, it was like having a motivational speaker, editor and program expert all rolled into one.”
“CCLR staff were very helpful through comments and questions on our draft application. Also the preliminary rating sheet provided an important glimpse into how well it would stand in a competitive application. This helped me greatly to see outside of the box and deal with some of the application’s weaknesses! I am very grateful EPA Project Officer suggested reaching out for the CCLR staff expertise! Thank you!”

 

Resources for Getting Started

CCLR's Newsletter

Join our newsletter lists to receive updates on CCLR’s work and stays informed on grants and education opportunities.

Our Webinars

Brownfield Basics Part 1 and Part 2

Be ReMARCable: Writing a Competitive EPA Brownfields Grant

ReMARCable Opportunities: FY2023 Guidelines & Tips for Success

Guides, Grants, and More

Learn how to write a compelling grant by reviewing past successful EPA grants

Tips for Your EPA Brownfields Grant

Grant Writing Training

Past EPA Successful Grants

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Featured Expert

Joelle Greenland, AICP is an accomplished rural, urban and regional planning with moer than 15 years of experience managing complex brownfields redevelopment projects. Her projects have earned local, regional and national recognition including a Region 8 Phoenix Award. As the former Community Development and Long Range Planning Manager for Adams County, Colorado, she spearheaded its first Brownfields Program, created its 2018 Balanced Housing Plan and oversaw numerous community development programs including the creation of over 400 affordable housing units.

At CCLR, Joelle focuses on assisting communitites within EPA Region 10. Shehas created much of CCLR’s education cirriculum including the Brownfields FUNdamentals conference workshop and Be ReMARCable webinar series on increasing your chances of securing a MARC grant.

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