Other Federal Resources
The following Web sites provide information on other possible funding sources and financial tools that may be available to support the cleanup and reuse of properties:
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. After you find the program you want, contact the office that administers the program and find out how to apply.
Tools For A Sustainable Community is Web site that serves as a one-stop guide for U.S. local governments. It provides information to enhance the sustainability of your community through: environmental protection; economic vitality; and community well-being. This Web site also provides funding resources, and technical assistance information.
Grants.gov Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is the single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.
New Markets Tax Credits are designed to attract private-sector capital investment into urban and rural low-income areas to help finance community development projects, stimulate economic opportunities and creates jobs in the areas that need it most. The NMTC Program permits individual and corporate taxpayers to receive a credit against federal income taxes for making qualified equity investments in investment vehicles known as Community Development Entities (CDEs). Information about NMTCs is available at.
Tax Incentive Guide for Businesses in the Renewal Communities, Empowerment Zones, and Enterprise Communities - FY 2003 (PDF) (124 pp, 1.2MB, About PDF) discusses various tax credits and related tax tools to help businesses in these designated areas.
Tax Incentives + Businesses = Jobs, A Marketing Primer on How to Entice Businesses to Renewal Communities, Empowerment Zones, and Enterprise Communities (PDF) (80 pp, 801K, About PDF) provides information about tax incentives in these designated areas and how to effectively utilize them to encourage redevelopment.