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Brownfields Program Activities Under the Recovery Act


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will provide $100 million to the EPA Brownfields Program for clean up, revitalization, and sustainable reuse of contaminated properties. The funds will be awarded to eligible entities through job training, assessment, revolving loan fund, and cleanup grants.

For more information regarding Brownfields ARRA reporting, please view the training presentation (PDF) (55 pp, 7.8M).

For more information regarding Recovery Act reporting, please visit federalreporting.gov.

The EPA Brownfields Program has been in existence since the early 1990s. In 2002, the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act was passed to help states and communities around the country cleanup and revitalize brownfield sites. A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.

For more information, please contact the EPA Brownfields Program at Brownfields-Web-Comments@epamail.epa.gov.

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