The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) recently announced the availability of grant funds under § 104(k)(6) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) to eligible entities who wish to develop an area-wide plan for brownfields assessment, cleanup, and subsequent reuse.
The funding available under this RFP is to be used for research and/or technical assistance activities directed to one or more brownfields sites located in a specific area (such as a neighborhood, downtown or business district, local commercial corridor, community waterfront, or city blocks). Each recipient that receives funding under this grant must develop an area-wide plan including specific implementation strategies for assessing, remediating, and reusing the brownfields sites as well as related brownfields and project area revitalization strategies. US EPA anticipates awarding approximately 20 projects in total, funded at up to $200,000 each. Proposals are due no later than August 10, 2016.
Information regarding the FY 2017 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant RFP is available here:
Environmental Standards, Inc. has experience helping its clients identify and apply for various 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.