November 30, 2012
These grants may be used to facilitate community involvement and conduct research, training and technical assistance necessary to develop plans and implementation strategies to facilitate brownfields assessment, cleanup, and subsequent reuse. Grants will be funded up to $200,000 for a two year project period.
Expected results from grant funding are as follows:
- Brownfields area-wide planning grant funding must be directed to specific areas affected by a single large catalyst site or multiple brownfield sites, such as a neighborhood, downtown district, city block or local commercial corridor;
- The grant funding will result in an area-wide plan, including implementation strategies, for the brownfields-affected area; and
- The brownfields area-wide plan will inform the assessment, cleanup and reuse of brownfields properties and promote area-wide revitalization.
For full details, program history, and application guidelines, please visit EPA's Brownfields and Land Revitalization website:
Please note this significant change to the Proposal Guidelines for Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grants in FY13:
As part of threshold requirements applicants must identify catalyst, high-priority sites within the project area. At least 50% of these catalyst and other high-priority brownfields sites must meet the CERCLA definition of a “brownfield” to be considered for award. EPA encourages applicants to read the guidelines carefully before applying.