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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.
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:
- The different types of EPA Brownfields grants and the candidates eligible to apply,
- The grant application process including how to respond to the threshold and ranking criteria, and
- Proposal writing tips and strategies.
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.
Training is in three parts on November 12, 19, and 20, 2014.
- Overview of EPA's Brownfields Program and Review of the Threshold Criteria for Assessment and Cleanup Grants
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
- Review of the Ranking Criteria for Cleanup Grants
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
- 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#
Web link: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/epabftraining/ (No need to log in. Just sign in as a guest.)
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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.
*Note: To be consulted in conjunction with FAQs and ABCA Checklist below
*Note: A solicitation for new Revolving Loan Fund Grants will not be issued in FY15.
- TAB EZis an independent grant writing tool sponsored by the Kansas State University to be used for preparation of EPA brownfields grant proposals. Currently, TAB EZ only addresses assessment and cleanup grants; RLF grant proposal outlines may be added at a later date. While EPA is not endorsing this tool, we want to make sure that communities know about its availability.
You’ve been selected for a grant! Next steps…
- Once you’ve been selected for a grant, a formal application package must be submitted. The required application forms can be found at Application Forms for New Grant Awards.
- After the application package has been reviewed and found eligible, reporting requirements must be adhered to through the life of the grant. Please see Grantee Reporting Requirements: Forms and Templates.
Who has EPA Brownfield Grants in Region 3?
- Brownfields Job Training and Development Demonstration Pilots/Grants
- Brownfields Grants to Communities – Region 3 (PDF) (1 p, 2.72 MB)
- Brownfields Grants to Communities – Delaware (PDF) (1 p, 873 K)
- Brownfields Grants to Communities – District of Columbia (PDF) (1 p, 897 K)
- Brownfields Grants to Communities – Maryland (PDF) (1 p, 5.24 MB)
- Brownfields Grants to Communities – Pennsylvania (PDF) (1 p, 4.18 MB)
- Brownfields Grants to Communities – Virginia (PDF) (1 p, 4.29 MB)
- Brownfields Grants to Communities – West Virginia (PDF) (1 p, 4.09 MB)