Applicants Selected for FY 2022 Brownfields Assessment, RLF, Cleanup (ARC) Grants and RLF Supplemental Funding
Today we are announcing that 227 communities were selected to receive 237 grant awards for a total of $147.5 million in Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grant funding. These Brownfields Grants will be used to assess, clean up and redevelop underutilized properties while protecting public health and the environment. Brownfields Grants not only support economic growth and job creation, but they also empower communities to address the environmental, public health, and social issues associated with contaminated land.
We are also announcing $107 million in supplemental funding to 39 successful, existing Revolving Loan Fund Grant recipients who have demonstrated success in their work to clean up and redevelop brownfield sites. Supplemental funding for RLF Grants is available to recipients that have depleted their funds and have viable cleanup projects ready for work. RLF supplemental funding helps sustain and increase the great progress these communities have made in cleaning up brownfield sites, while also helping them become stronger, healthier, and more economically competitive.
This announcement includes approximately $179.3 million from the historic once-in-a generation $1.5 billion investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure law to help turn brownfield sites across the nation into hubs of economic growth and over $75 million from appropriated funds.