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Multipurpose, Assessment, RLF, and Cleanup (MARC) Grant Application Resources

NOTE: We are no longer accepting proposals for the FY 2019 EPA Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup Grants. This solicitation is closed. 

Proposal Submission Assistance and Requirements

If you need assistance with submitting a FY 2019 Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, or Cleanup Grant proposal, please contact the Help Desk at 1-800-518-4726 or Please remember to request a case number.

Note, applicants must ensure that all registration requirements listed in Section IV.B. of the Guidelines are met well in advance of the proposal submission deadline, January 31, 2019, in order to apply for these funding opportunities. EPA can only accept applications submitted through by your organization’s Authorized Organization Representative (AOR).

FY 2019 Funding Opportunities

Grants offered by the Brownfields Program may be used to address sites contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum) and petroleum. Opportunities for funding are as follows:

  • Multipurpose Grants – each proposal is funded up to $800,000 over five years. EPA anticipates selecting 10 proposals.

FY 2019 Multipurpose Grant Guidelines

  • Assessment Grants – Community-wide and Site-specific proposals are each funded up to $200,000 over three years; Assessment Coalition proposals are funded up to $600,000 over three years. EPA anticipates selecting 114 proposals.

NEW Current EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant recipients must demonstrate that payment has been received from EPA (also known as ‘drawn down’) for at least 70% of each Assessment cooperative agreement they have with EPA by January 1, 2019 in order to apply for additional Assessment Grant funding under this solicitation. 

FY 2019 Assessment Grant Guidelines

  • Cleanup Grants – each proposal funded up to $500,000 over three years. EPA anticipates selecting 40 proposals.

NEW Brownfield sites where EPA Cleanup Grant funds were previously expended may not receive additional EPA Cleanup Grant funding in FY 2019.

FY 2019 Cleanup Grant Guidelines

Please visit the Types of Grant Funding for an overview of the Multipurpose, Assessment and Cleanup Grants.

Note: A solicitation for new Revolving Loan Fund Grants will not be issued in FY 2019. EPA expects to solicit requests from existing, high-performing RLF Grant recipients supplemental funding through a Federal Register notice in early 2019.

Additional FY 2019 Application Resources

General Program Resources

Closed Solicitations

FY 2018 Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grant Application Resources

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