Brownfields and Land Revitalization in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia
The Land Revitalization and Brownfields Programs in Region 3 assist communities, local governments, property owners and developers in restoring land and other natural resources into sustainable community assets that maximize beneficial economic, ecological, and social uses to ensure protection of human health and the environment in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
- Free Technical Assistance to Brownfield Communities
Targeted Brownfields Assessments (TBAs)
EPA, at no charge to the community, will characterize a Brownfield to determine the nature and extent of contamination. Results are provided to the community to assist them in redevelopment planning.
Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB)
Through a grant provided by the USEPA, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) offers free technical assistance and training program services to EPA Brownfields grantees and those seeking to Brownfields grants in Regions 3.
- Materials for Brownfields Grants
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
Workplan Templates (MS Word Documents)
- Workplan for Brownfields Assessment Grants(6 pp, 92 K)
- Workplan for Brownfields Cleanup Grants (6 pp, 92 K)
- Workplan for Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grants (5 pp, 63 K)
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.
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.
*ABCA Example for Cleanup Grant Proposals
*Note: To be consulted in conjunction with FAQs and ABCA Checklist below
TAB EZ Exitis 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.
- Environmental workforce development and job training
- Land Revitalization Action Team
Region 3 assembled a Land Revitalization Action Team (LRAT) to respond to inquiries regarding the revitalization of formerly contaminated property. The objective is to advise the interested party, or prospective purchaser, of EPA’s statutory, fiduciary, and enforcement interests at the property. Interested parties can use this information to make an informed business decision regarding the potential for land revitalization at a property.
Benefits of the LRAT’s services include:
- Interested parties can make informed decisions about the property
- Communication between the LRAT and prospective purchasers will encourage redevelopment activities and corrective actions aid in the long term protection of human health and the environment
- Prospective purchasers are less likely to interfere with EPA’s response actions and may expedite the cleanup
- Stories from Around the Region
- Highlights & Publications
The Land Reuse Assessment Reports outline the history and current status of remediated properties in Region 3. These reports reveal that former hazardous waste sites, abandoned factories, and landfills are being redeveloped into new businesses, townhomes, ball fields and wildlife refuges. These efforts save valuable green space, boosted local economies, and revitalized blighted communities. Read the Region 3 Land Reuse Assessment Reports for more information.
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State Cleanup Programs within Region 3