Every year, the Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR) receives numerous inquiries regarding preparation of proposals for the Brownfield Multipurpose, Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (MARC) Grant competitions. Many potential applicants find that it is difficult to prepare their proposals in only 60 days, the typical amount of time the Request for Proposals (RFP) allows from publication until the proposals are due. Brownfield Grant RFPs (commonly referred to as the “guidelines”) are typically released in the fall each year. We hope that these early preparation tips will facilitate your efforts to prepare a thorough, thoughtful, timely, and most importantly, successful proposal.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.