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2019 Brownfields Federal Programs Guide

EPA encourages stakeholders to think broadly about brownfields cleanup and reuse, and take advantage of various opportunities available for technical and financial assistance. Typically, communities must use federal, state or foundation grants and obtain additional financial support to complete the cleanup and redevelopment project. Leveraging resources is often essential.

The 2019 Brownfields Federal Programs Guide provides information on 21 federal programs and five federal tax incentives that could support brownfields cleanup and revitalization. 

The entry for each federal agency or organization includes:

  • Description of its mission, connection to brownfields, and the specific programs that provide technical or financial assistance relevant to brownfields.
  • Eligibility requirements, availability, and uses/applications.
  • The appropriate phase(s) within the brownfields redevelopment process for using the resource, such as in the planning, assessment, cleanup, and/or redevelopment phase.
  • A “snapshot” that illustrates brownfields redevelopment projects that successfully leveraged funding 

Most federal programs receive appropriated funds for these programs on an annual basis, but the amount available each year can vary significantly. Please visit the individual agency websites for updated information on program availability and resources.

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