US EPA Announces FY 2019 Brownfields Grant Competition

US EPA Announces FY 2019 Brownfields Grant Competition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) recently announced solicitations for FY 2019 Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup Grant proposals. Grants offered by the US EPA Brownfields Program may be used to address sites contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum) and petroleum. The proposal submission deadline is January 31, 2019.

Multipurpose Grants

Multipurpose Grants provide funds to carry out a range of eligible activities at a specific brownfield site owned by the grant applicant. Each proposal is funded up to $800,000 over 5 years and requires a 40% cost share. US EPA anticipates selecting 10 proposals for funding.

Assessment Grants

Assessment Grants provide funds to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning (including cleanup planning) and community involvement related to brownfield sites. Three types of Assessment Grants are available:

• Community-wide: up to $300,000 for hazardous substances and/or petroleum
• Site-specific: up to $200,000 for hazardous substances and/or petroleum
• Assessment Coalition: up to $600,000 for hazardous substances and/or petroleum

US EPA anticipates awarding approximately 114 Assessment Grants for an estimated total value of $37 million. The project period for Assessment Grants is 3 years, and there is no cost-share requirement.

Cleanup Grants

Cleanup Grants provide funds to carry out cleanup activities at a specific brownfield site owned by the applicant. Each proposal is funded up to $500,000 over 3 years, and a 20% cost share is required. US EPA anticipates awarding approximately 40 Cleanup Grants for an estimated $11 million in total funding.

The FY 2019 US EPA Brownfields Grant application guidelines are available at the US EPA website under the Brownfields section.

Environmental Standards, Inc. has experience helping clients identify and apply for various US EPA grant funding opportunities. We have prepared numerous successful grant applications on behalf of clients resulting in multiple funding awards to be used for environmental assessment, planning, remediation, and capitalization of revolving loan fund programs.

For more information, please contact: Joe Kraycik, P.G., or Gerry Kirkpatrick, P.G., at 610.935.5577.

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Joe Kraycik

Joe Kraycik, P.G.

Senior PM and Brownfield Redevelopment Consultant

For more information you can reach him at jkraycik@envstd.com