U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
12/03/19 11:59 PM ET Receipt
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, states, communities, and tribes (other than in Alaska) to clean up contaminated properties. An environmental assessment report is required prior to applying. Moreover, required registrations may take at least one month to complete. Funding is intended to support work performed at brownfield sites contaminated with hazardous substances and/or petroleum.
An applicant may request funding to address hazardous substances1 and/or petroleum contamination at one or more brownfield sites. If the site is co-mingled with both hazardous substances and petroleum contamination and the hazardous substances and petroleum-contaminated areas of the site are distinguishable, the application must address both eligibility criteria and indicate the dollar amount of funding requested for each type of contamination. If the hazardous substances and petroleum are co-mingled and not easily distinguishable, the applicant must indicate which contaminant is predominant and respond to the appropriate site eligibility criteria.
Cleanup Grant applicants must have an ASTM E1903-11 Phase II environmental site assessment report(s) or equivalent site investigation report(s) complete that indicates a basic understanding of what contaminants need to be cleaned up on each site, even if further Phase II assessment work is required prior to application submission. Refer to threshold criterion Section III.B.7. for additional information.
Eligible Uses of Grant Funds: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-10/documents/epa-olem-oblr-19-07_final_0.pdf#page=6.
Anticipated Outputs/Outcomes: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-10/documents/epa-olem-oblr-19-07_final_0.pdf#page=7.
Supporting Environmental Justice: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-10/documents/epa-olem-oblr-19-07_final_0.pdf#page=8.
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. More details can be seen here: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-10/documents/epa-olem-oblr-19-07_final_0.pdf#page=13.
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.
GrantWatch ID#: 148252
EPA anticipates awarding an estimated 18 Cleanup Grants.
The maximum amount of EPA funds that will be awarded under a Cleanup Grant is $500,000. Applicants may propose to use up to $500,000 to clean up one brownfield site or to allocate up to $500,000 among multiple sites.
EPA may expend up to 25% of the amount appropriated for Brownfield Grants on sites contaminated with petroleum.
The project period for Cleanup Grants is up to three 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-19-07_final_0.pdf#page=51.
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
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