Brownfields Multipurpose Grants - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Brownfields Multipurpose Grants

Federal Agency

Sub-Department

Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization

Purpose

To provide grant funding for a range of eligible purposes, including developing inventories of brownfield sites, prioritizing sites, engaging community stakeholders, conducting assessments, developing cleanup and reuse plans for key sites, conducting cleanup activities, and developing a revitalization plan.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must meet the "threshold criteria" as outlined in the updated notice of funding opportunity.

Decarbonization Considerations

Transforming underutilized or abandoned sites in your community into revitalized energy hubs can also spur economic revitalization. These funds are meant to be transformative in efficiently addressing multiple stages of project redevelopment. Such funding could help communities inventory and prioritize brownfield sites for hosting renewable energy and develop cleanup plans, if needed, as well as reuse and revitalization plans. Funding could also help plan, assess, cleanup, and reinvent a larger industrial site for new clean energy manufacturing.

Equity Considerations

Large brownfield sites can be future hubs for new manufacturing and clean energy jobs and offer opportunities to improve distributional equity where communities were previously neglected. Funding can be specifically used to conduct community engagement activities.

Helpful Tips

This program has typically been offered every two years, unlike the annually recurring assessment, cleanup, and revolving loan fund grants. These are highly competitive projects geared at sites with the most compelling reuse. EPA's RE-Powering America's Land program offers detailed reports, case studies, and guidance for those looking to deploy renewable energy on brownfields: https://www.epa.gov/re-powering

Other Notes

The IIJA authorized $1.5 billion in Additional funding over 5 years to scale up EPA's brownfields revitalization program.

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

October 28, 2020

Funding Available

$8,000,000

Max Award Amount

$800,000

Expected Allocations

10

Average Award (Estimated)

$800,000

Matching Funds

5% match required

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