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Brownfields Program Accomplishments and Benefits

Leveraging Resources to Revitalize Communities

The Brownfields Program tracks the many accomplishments leveraged by the program’s investments in our nation’s communities. The outcomes and benefits of EPA brownfields funding, since program inception, are shown in the table below.  Leveraged outcomes and benefits are tracked by type of Brownfields grant, including Assessment, Cleanup, and Revolving Loan Fund grants. 

Summary of Brownfields Program Accomplishment as of October 1, 2019
Performance Measure FY2019 Targets FY2019 Accomplishments Cumulative Program Accomplishments
Properties Assessed 1,300 1,851 30,794
Properties Cleaned Up 130 196 1,921
Jobs Leveraged 7,000 13,476 155,760
Dollars Leveraged $1.3 BN $2.287 BN $29.301 BN
Properties Made Ready for Reuse 684 910 7,741
Acres Made Ready for Anticipated Reuse NA 10,831 87,578

Other Accomplishments Tracked by State and Tribal Partners

Our state and tribal partners also track accomplishments using Brownfields state program funds.  Since 2006, states and tribes have:

  • Enrolled over 31,743 properties annually (on average)
  • Completed more than 149,692 cleanups
  • Made over 2,000,000 acres ready for reuse