Brownfields Newsroom - FY 2016
- Supplemental Funding for Revolving Loan Fund Grants
EPA has selected 33 high-performing Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) grantees to receive approximately $10.7 million in supplemental funding. The additional funding will recapitalize grants to help communities carry out cleanup activities that will lead to redevelopment and new jobs for local residents.
- Award of $55.2 Million in FY16 Brownfields Grants
131 communities will receive 218 grants totaling $55.2 million in EPA Brownfields funding through our Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup Grants. These funds will aid under-served and economically disadvantaged communities through the assessment and cleanup of abandoned industrial and commercial properties and expand the ability of communities to recycle vacant and abandoned properties for new, productive reuses.
- FY16 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grantees Selected
EPA is awarding approximately $3.5 million in grants to 18 communities across the country to recruit, train, and place unemployed and underemployed individuals with the skills needed to secure long-term employment in the environmental field. Each grantee will receive funds to develop and operate environmental job training programs that advance environmental justice by providing opportunities for residents living in areas impacted by contaminated lands. Local residents will secure employment within their communities conducting brownfields remediation, Superfund cleanup, wastewater management, solid waste recycling and cleanup, integrated pest management, chemical safety, solar installation, and other environmental work.
- Technical Assistance to Brownfield Communities (TAB) Selected
EPA has selected three organizations to provide technical assistance to communities on Brownfields issues. The new TAB grants will run through 2021. The TAB program provides technical assistance to communities on a myriad of Brownfield issues from learning about brownfields to building a Brownfields program and getting sites redeveloped. Communities who are just beginning to those who have been working on brownfields in their communities for years can access TAB services and get technical assistance at no charge. There is a TAB provider serving each region and also a new nationwide TAB provider. Learn more about the TAB Program.
- FY 2016 Funds to Supplement Eligible Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grants
EPA is announcing the availability of an estimated $8 million in FY 2016 funds to supplement eligible Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) grants. Grants eligible to request supplemental funds are Brownfields RLF grants that have been previously awarded competitively under Section 104(k)(3) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or that have transitioned to Section 104(k)(3) of CERCLA, and subject to other identified criteria (see links below). Requests for funding must be postmarked by April 25, 2016. Specific information on eligibility and criteria for submitting a request can be obtained by contacting your EPA Brownfields Coordinator listed in the Federal Register Notice (see link below).
Supplemental Funding for Revolving Loan Fund Grants
EPA has selected 31 high-performing Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) grantees to receive over $13.2 million in supplemental funding. The additional funding will recapitalize grants to help communities carry out cleanup activities that will lead to redevelopment and new jobs for local residents.
Webinars to Assist in Preparing FY16 EWDJT Proposals
To assist applicants with their proposals, EPA held two webinars for prospective grant applicants on December 2, 2015 and December 10, 2015. Each webinar was the same presentation, however, questions received varied between the two: