Communities & Social ProgramsBrownfield Cleanup Tax Expensing Incentive
The tax Incentive, targeted to private site owners, allows recovery of cleanup costs in the year incurred, rather than having to be capitalized over time (up to 30 years for many projects).Public-Private Partnerships for Urban Sustainability
A public-private partnership is an agreement between a public agency (federal, state, or local) and a private-sector entity that uses the specific skills and assets of each sector for the delivery of a service or facility used by the general public.Revolving Loan Funds
A revolving loan fund (RLF) is a gap financing measure primarily used for development and/or expansion of a specific initiative, often in the case of environmental investment it's related to water management or environmental cleanup.Tax Credits and Incentives to Promote Sustainability
Governments have often used tax credits or incentives to motivate or increase investment in a particular sector or area.Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
As is evident in major cities around the United States, TIF can be a valuable public finance tool for redevelopment projects.Technical Assistance Loans
Technical assistance loans are intended to provide a range of institutions, including municipal, state, and national governments; private-sector entities, including small, medium, and large companies; financial intermediaries; and nonprofit organizations, with initial low-interest or in some cases zero-interest rate capital to finance activities that help the borrower develop the capacity to absorb high-interest rate loans and financing.Transit Revitalization Investment District (TRID)
In 2004, the state of Pennsylvania passed the TRID Act.