U.S. EPA Launches 2016 Brownfield Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund & Cleanup Grant Application Period
The ARC brownfield grants may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum). Opportunities for funding are as follows:
• Brownfields Assessment Grants: Each funded up to $200,000 over three years; Assessment Coalitions are funded up to $600,000 over three years
• Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund Grants: Each funded up to $1,000,000 over five years
• Brownfields Cleanup Grants: Each funded up to $200,000 over three years.
Application Deadline:December 18, 2015
As the EPA TAB provider for regions 2, 4, 9 & 10, The Center for Creative Land Recycling offers free grant review services to potential applicants of the EPA ARC grants. If you are interested, please contact Emma Leonard at email@example.com or 415-398-1080 x100
The ARC Brownfield Grants
Assessment Grants: Assessment grants provide funding for a grant recipient to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning and community involvement related to brownfield sites.
Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants: Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) grants provide funding for a grant recipient to capitalize a revolving loan fund and to provide subgrants to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites. Through these grants, EPA seeks to strengthen the marketplace and encourage stakeholders to leverage the resources needed to clean up and redevelop brownfields. When loans are repaid, the loan amount is returned into the fund and re-lent to other borrowers, providing an ongoing source of capital within a community.
Cleanup Grants: Cleanup grants provide funding for a grant recipient to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites. An eligible entity may apply for up to $200,000 per site. Due to budget limitations, no entity can apply for funding cleanup activities at more than three sites. These funds may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum). Cleanup grants require a 20 percent cost share, which may be in the form of a contribution of money, labor, material, or services, and must be for eligible and allowable costs (the match must equal 20 percent of the amount of funding provided by EPA and cannot include administrative costs). A cleanup grant applicant may request a waiver of the 20 percent cost share requirement based on hardship. An applicant must own the site for which it is requesting funding at time of application. The performance period for these grants is three years.
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