Direct funding from USPA — Targeted Brownfields Assessment — Like the state's Targeted Site Assessment program, US EPA Region IX may provide assessment services with their federal monies for brownfields projects in the State of Nevada. For more information on the federal TBA program, download EPA's 2 page Factsheet Application
Assessment — Assessment grants provide funding for a grant recipient to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning and community involvement related to brownfield sites. An eligible entity may apply for up to $200,000 to assess a site contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum) and up to $200,000 to address a site contaminated by petroleum. The performance period for these grants is two years. For more information Download USEPA's Factsheet
Job Training — Available only for established Brownfields Assessment Demonstration Pilots, these funds are to be used to bring together community groups, job training organizations, educators, investors, lenders, developers, and other affected parties to address the issue of providing training for residents in communities impacted by brownfields. The goal is to facilitate cleanup of brownfields sites contaminated with hazardous substances and prepare the trainees for future employment in the environmental field. For more information on applying for this program and the application, see USEPA's website
Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund — Available to any community with projects receiving funding through a federal or state brownfields program, the purpose of the BCRLF pilot is to enable communities to facilitate the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfields properties. In particular, these pilots will test revolving loan fund models that facilitate coordinated public and private cleanup efforts.
Financial assistance provided to a BCRLF recipient may be awarded in an amount up to $1,000,000 per eligible entity. Communities may either apply directly to the EPA for the BCRLF but are encouraged to submit their application as a coalition partner with the revolving loan fund already being operated by the State of Nevada. For more information on applying for this program, download USEPA's flyer.
The Brownfields National Partnership Action Agenda — The Brownfields National Partnership was established in 1996 to protect public health and the environment, clean up contaminated properties, build economic viability, and create job opportunities. The commitments made by the 25 organizations representing more than 15 participating Federal agencies are known as the Brownfields National Partnership Action Agenda. The commitments include a variety of funding capabilities and technical guidance provided for brownfields projects by these agencies, ensuring that almost any of the diverse brownfields redevelopment project possibilities can benefit from further federal funding assistance.
Brownfields related projects which involve a transportation component may be eligible for funding from the Department of Transportation; affordable housing projects could benefit from monies set aside specifically for brownfields by Housing and Urban Development; and nearly all brownfields investors can benefit from the Department of Treasury's effort to pass brownfields tax incentives.
See USEPA's website for more information about the National Partnership Action Agenda An updated report of accomplishments and further goals developed in 1999 is also available from USEPA.