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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations


Federal Resources
Department, Agency,
or Organization
Available Resources Funding Information Brief Description Website & Contact Info
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Brownfields Assessment, Cleanup, and Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants Up to $200,000 for Assessment and Cleanup grants. Up to $1 million for an Assessment Coalition or RLF. EPA provides funding to inventory brownfields, assess sites for contamination, and clean sites if contamination is found.

EPA Grants

Brownfields Grants

Region 9 Brownfields

Laurie Martinez Amaro (amaro.laurie@epa.gov) Brownfields Coordinator & UST Project Officer
(415) 972-3364

Brownfields Job Training Grants Up to $200,000 available EPA awards funding to train residents living near brownfields sites for future employment in the environmental field.
Targeted Brownfields Assessments EPA and contracted consultants conduct assessments at no cost to eligible entities Nonprofit and public entities such as cities, tribes, redevelopment agencies, or community development corporations are eligible to apply for assistance to conduct assessments.
Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants Approximately $45,000 Small Grants support communities to build collaborative partnerships to develop solutions to local environmental and public health issues. Environmental Justice
Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Approximately $90,000 for “Level I” grants and $275,000 for “Level II” grants The CARE Program encourages communities to form broad local partnerships to address toxic pollution in their environment. CARE website
Source Reduction Assistance Grants $130,00 available per EPA Region Funding provides assistance to environmental projects that reduce or eliminate pollution at the source. Pollution Prevention Grants & Funding
U.S. Small Business Administration
Various Loan Guarantee Programs SBA has programs for as little as $300 to as much as $1.5 million SBA has programs for as little as $300 to as much as $1.5 million. These loans are made through a bank, and SBA can guarantee as much as 85% of the loan. This depends on the type of the loan and the purpose of the loan. National Programs Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
Arizona Programs
Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
National Park Service
Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program Cost-share grants between $5,000 and $30,000 Dedicated to collaboration with partners to provide funding, technical assistance, and education toward the long-term preservation of the most representative and significant resources of the historic Route 66 Corridor. National Park Service Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Kaisa Barthuli
Rt. 66 Corridor Preservation Program
(505) 988-6701
USDA Rural Development
Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program (RBEG) Generally, grants range from $10,000 up to $500,000. Smaller projects are given priority. The RBEG program provides grants for rural projects that finance and facilitate development of small and emerging rural businesses, help fund distance learning networks, and help fund employment related adult education programs.

USDA Rural Development, Arizona Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Alan Watt (alan.watt@az.usda.gov)
Loan Specialist
Phoenix State Office

Rural Business Opportunity Grants (RBOG) Maximum of $50,000 Promotes sustainable economic development in rural communities with exceptional needs. Differs from REGB Grants in that the funds may be used for any size business (not just small businesses).
U.S. Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration
National Scenic Byways Program $3 million Grants and technical assistance provided to implement planning and development projects on highways designated as National Scenic Byways (e.g., Route 66). Recognizes roads having outstanding scenic, historic, cultural, natural, recreational, and archaeological qualities. National Scenic Byways Program grants Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
State Resources
Department, Agency,
or Organization
Available Resources Funding Information Brief Description Website & Contact Info
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
Brownfields Assistance Program Site specific grants of approximately $50,000 available under the State Response Grant section Provides funding and technical assistance to assess and clean up property where reuse is complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances or pollutants. ADEQ receives federal funding for this program for its State Response Grants (SRG), which are used to fund assessment grants.

ADEQ Brownfields Assistance Program Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

André Chiaradia
Brownfields Coordinator
(602) 771-2296

County and Municipal Tank Closure Program (CMTCP) If funds are available, ADEQ completes UST closure at no cost to the property owner or community The program completes UST closure at no cost to the property owner or the community. The site must be located in unincorporated areas of counties or incorporated communities of fewer than 15,000 people; the UST must be abandoned or orphaned; and the county, city, or town must apply, and application costs may be reimbursed.

ADEQ UST program Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Michael Latin (mrl@azdeq.gov)
State Lead Unit Manager
(602) 771-4308

State Lead Program If funds are available, ADEQ will pay 100% of the cleanup costs for sites where the property owner did not own or operate the USTs at the time of the release ADEQ conducts UST corrective actions that the agency determines are necessary to protect human health and the environment at sites where the owner is unknown, unwilling, or technically or financially unable to perform the necessary work.
Route 66 Asbestos Initiative Technical Assistance Provides asbestos compliance assistance to rural communities in Arizona through awareness seminars. Offers outreach and education to ensure safe handling and disposal of asbestos. ADEQ Air Quality Division Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Theresa Rigney (TR3@azdeq.gov)
Air Quality Inspections and Field Services Unit
(602) 771-2286
Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) All applicants must submit a non-refundable $2,000 application fee with application. Once a site is accepted into the program, a positive balance must be maintained. An invoice for $4,000 is issued when the site is accepted and every time the balance falls below $1,000 Allows interested parties to volunteer and work cooperatively with the ADEQ to clean up contaminated properties and return the site to beneficial use.

ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

Julie Hoskin (hoskin.julie@azdeq.gov)
VRP Manager
(602) 771-4866


Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH)
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) ADOH receives approximately $13 million in federal CDBG funding each year to distribute to rural towns, cities, and counties in Arizona CDBG funds are used for a variety of projects including public works and infrastructure, community facilities, public services, housing rehabilitation, and economic development. Rural towns, cities, and counties who receive CDBG funding are also eligible to receive additional CDBG funding on a competitive basis. Arizona Department of Housing Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

(602) 771-1000
Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)
Transportation Enhancement Total annual funds of up to $16 million. This is a reimbursement program and requires and 5.7% cash match. The Transportation Enhancement (TE) program was developed to enhance surface transportation by developing projects that go above and beyond what transportation departments typically do. The ADOT Transportation Enhancement and Scenic Roads Section administers this federally-funded program. Transportation Enhancement Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
Scenic Roads and Byways Total annual funds of $30 million. This is a reimbursement program and requires a 20% match in cash, materials, and/or in-kind services. Provides federal funding to protect, preserve, and enhance national and state-designated Scenic Byways. The ADOT Transportation Enhancement and Scenic Roads Section administers this federally-funded program. Scenic Roads and Byways Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA)
Rural Economic Development Initiatives (REDI) Provides both technical and matching fund assistance Program provides direct assistance to rural communities in organizing an economic development program or effort, and evaluating community resources. Qualified rural economic development programs and organizations can be recognized through REDI accreditation. Arizona Commerce Authority Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
(historic content)
Main Street Program Funds available for minor exterior improvements (e.g., paint) Fosters economic development within the context of historic preservation by working as a partner with local and state agencies, property owners, and business people to revitalize downtown areas. Main Street Program Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
(Historic Content)

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