This competitive grant program provides funding for three different kinds of grants: assessment grants, revolving loan fund grants, and cleanup grants.
Assessment grants provide funding for a grant recipient to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct cleanup and redevelopment planning and community involvement related to brownfield sites.
Revolving Loan Fund 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.
Cleanup grants provide funding for a grant recipient to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites.
Below are some examples of projects that were selected for funding in the past: In Fiscal Year 2004, EPA provided a brownfields assessment grant totalling $200,000 in hazardous substances funding.
Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to assess mine-scarred properties in 4,000 acres of a watershed, in order to prioritize properties for public acquisition and cleanup.
Funds will be used for Phase I site assessments, Phase II site assessments on three to five high-priority sites, community outreach, environmental liability analysis, and GIS mapping.
One significant mine will be assessed for possible acquisition, cleanup, and reuse as a historic mining museum and visitor center.
In Fiscal Year 2004, EPA provided a brownfields assessment grant totalling $200,000 in petroleum funding.
Petroleum grant funds will be used to identify and assess petroleum-contaminated sites and underground storage tanks.
Grant funds will also be used to perform approximately four Phase I assessments and to develop redevelopment plans.
In Fiscal Year 2003, EPA provided a brownfields revolving loan fund grant, which included $700,000 in hazardous substances funding and $300,000 in petroleum funding.
The grant will be used to capitalize a revolving loan fund from which the recipient will provide loans and subgrants to conduct cleanup activities.
The recipient's jurisdiction contains over 3,600 brownfields.
They will use a community-based process to select sites.
Sites throughout the county contaminated by hazardous substances and petroleum will be considered.
In Fiscal Year 2004, EPA selected an Indian Community for a brownfields cleanup grant totalling $200,000 in petroleum funding.
The grant will be used to clean up petroleum contamination from leaking underground storage tanks.
Plans for site redevelopment include a Diabetes Education and Resource Center.
In Fiscal Year 2004, EPA provided a brownfields assessment grant totalling $200,000 in hazardous substances funding.
Grant funds will be used to complete an assessment of hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum contamination at a 39-acre sawmill adjacent to the recipient city's central business district.
Funds also will be used for community involvement and development of a cleanup plan.
The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.