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EPA Solicits Proposals for Up to 200 Brownfields Grants Throughout the Country

Release Date: 09/16/2004
Contact Information:

Contact: Dave Ryan 202-564-7827 /

(09/16/04) EPA is now accepting proposals for up to 200 Brownfields assessment, revolving loan fund, and cleanup grants, contingent on availability of funds in the Agency's fiscal year 2005 budget. The deadline for proposals is Nov. 12, 2004. These grants are authorized by the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002, to help states and communities around the country to assess, clean up, and revitalize Brownfield sites. These grants may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances (including substances mixed with petroleum.)

A Brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.

The Brownfields assessment grants (each funded up to $200,000 over two years) provide funding for a grant recipient to inventory, characterize and assess sites, and to conduct planning and community involvement.

The revolving loan fund grants (each funded up to $1 million over five years) provide funding for a grant recipient to capitalize a revolving loan fund and to provide subgrants to carry out cleanup activities.

The cleanup grants (each funded up to $200,000 over two years) provide funding for a grant recipient to carry out cleanup activities at sites owned by the grant recipient.

For more detailed information and assistance regarding the application process, contact your nearest Brownfields Regional Coordinator, found in Appendix 1 of the Proposal Guidelines for Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants, available at: .

You may also contact the Office of Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment at 202-566-2777.

EPA will be hosting a session on grants at its upcoming Brownfields 2004 Conference, Gateway to Revitalization, Sept. 20 - 22, 2004, in St. Louis, Mo. For more information on the conference, go to: .