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Brownfield sites are real property, the expansion, development, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.

Many properties across the country that were once used for industrial and commercial purposes are abandoned and some are contaminated. Fear of contamination and the associated liability has hampered development of these sites and made developing in pristine areas, called “greenfields,” more attractive. Left behind are blighted areas with abandoned facilities that cause both an economic and environmental drain on their communities. These properties are brownfields. In addition to former industrial sites, other examples of brownfields properties include abandoned gas stations, dumps, abandoned coal mines and illegal residential drug labs.

EPA offers a variety of grant and loan programs (PDF) (2 pp, 237 K) and technical assistance to help communities assess and clean up brownfields and ready them for redevelopment.

Training Webinars for the FY2015 Brownfields Proposal Guidelines
These Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Workshops are designed to help applicants better understand the proposal criteria and selection process.  The following topics will be addressed during the workshops:

Who Should Participate?
Local, county, state, and regional governments and nonprofit organizations who are currently considering applying for EPA Brownfields assessment and cleanup grants are strongly urged to participate in this training. In order to benefit most from this training, participants should first read the guidelines in their entirety, and come prepared to ask clarifying questions.

Webinar Dates:  
Training is in three parts on November 12, 19, and 20, 2014.

  1. Overview of EPA's Brownfields Program and Review of the Threshold Criteria for Assessment and Cleanup Grants
    Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  2. Review of the Ranking Criteria for Cleanup Grants
    Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

  3. Review of the Ranking Criteria for Assessment Grants
    Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Information for all three sessions
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 noon
Phone Number: 866-299-3188
Conference Code: 2158144321#
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How to submit a grant proposal
EPA solicits proposals for brownfields assessment, cleanup and revolving loan fund grants annually, generally in the fall. Please refer to the Proposal Guidelines for how to apply. EPA Region 3 has prepared additional materials to assist you in applying for a Brownfields grant.

You’ve been selected for a grant! Next steps…

Who has EPA Brownfield Grants in Region 3?

EPA Region 3 Brownfield Successes

Region 3 | Mid-Atlantic Cleanup | Mid-Atlantic Brownfields & Land Revitalization

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