U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
12/03/19 11:59 PM ET Receipt
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, states, communities, and tribes for the capitalization of loan funds related to the cleanup of brownfields. Registrations required prior to application submission may take at least one month to complete. Funding is intended to support revolving loan programs that provide subgrants and loans to qualified entities to carry out cleanup activities at sites contaminated with hazardous substances and/or petroleum.
Revolving Loan Funds (RLF) are used to provide no-interest or low-interest loans for eligible brownfield cleanups, subgrants for cleanups, and other eligible programmatic costs necessary to manage the RLF. An RLF Grant recipient must use 50% or more of the awarded funds and the associated cost share to provide loans for the cleanup of eligible brownfield sites and associated eligible programmatic capability. The remaining EPA funding and associated cost-share may be used for eligible programmatic costs, including issuing and managing subgrants to clean up eligible brownfield sites.
Features of the RLF Grants: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-10/documents/epa-olem-oblr-19-06_final_0.pdf#page=4.
Sites where hazardous substances and petroleum contamination are distinguishable must meet eligibility requirements for both types of funding. If the hazardous substances and petroleum are not easily distinguishable, the site must meet eligibility requirements for the predominant contaminant. Sites eligible for hazardous substance funding are those properties with the presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants; sites that are contaminated with controlled substances; or sites that are mine-scarred lands. The application must indicate the dollar amount of funding requested for both hazardous substances and petroleum.
A brownfield site is defined in CERCLA § 101(39) as real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, controlled substances, petroleum or petroleum products, or is mine-scarred land.
A critical part of EPA’s Brownfields Program is to ensure that residents living in communities historically affected by economic disinvestment, health disparities, and environmental contamination have an opportunity to reap the benefits from brownfields redevelopment. EPA’s Brownfields Program has a rich history rooted in environmental justice and is committed to helping communities revitalize brownfield properties, mitigate potential health risks, and restore economic vitality.
RLF Coalition Grants: An RLF Coalition is comprised of one “lead” eligible entity that partners with one or more
eligible entities. For more information, see https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-10/documents/epa-olem-oblr-19-06_final_0.pdf#page=5.
Eligible Uses of Grant Funds: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-10/documents/epa-olem-oblr-19-06_final_0.pdf#page=6.
Measuring Environmental Results: Anticipated Outputs/Outcomes: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-10/documents/epa-olem-oblr-19-06_final_0.pdf#page=7.
Supporting Environmental Justice: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-10/documents/epa-olem-oblr-19-06_final_0.pdf#page=8.
GrantWatch ID#: 164043
EPA anticipates awarding an estimated eight RLF Grants
Up to $1,000,000
The project period for RLF Grants is up to five years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
EPA Regional Contacts and States:
EPA Region 1
Phone: (617) 918-1432
EPA Region 2
Phone: (212) 637-4158
EPA Region 3
Phone: (215) 814-3406
EPA Region 4
Phone: (404) 562-8604
EPA Region 5
Phone: (312) 353-2112
EPA Region 6
Phone: (214) 665-2246
EPA Region 7
Phone: (913) 551-7894
EPA Region 8
Phone: (303) 312-6377
EPA Region 9
Phone: (213) 244-1821
EPA Region 10
Phone: (206) 553-8511
For full details including the states of each region and the address, see https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-10/documents/epa-olem-oblr-19-06_final_0.pdf#page=39.
Organizations that do not have the technical capability to apply electronically through www.grants.gov because of limited or no Internet access must contact by hard copy or email at least 15 calendar days prior to the submission deadline to request approval to submit their application materials through an alternate method:
c/o Jessica Durand
William Jefferson Clinton Building
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Mail Code: 3903R
Washington, DC 20460
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming