Other Funding Sources
Other Brownfields Funding Sources
In addition to the Nevada Brownfields Program, Brownfields projects in Nevada can benefit from a variety of funding sources.
U.S. EPA Brownfields Funding
Like the Nevada Brownfields Program, U.S. EPA Region IX provides grants for the assessment and cleanup of Brownfields sites. Applications are generally accepted every year or every two years. For more information on U.S. EPA Brownfields funding and the application process, visit the U.S. EPA Brownfields grant funding webpage.
- Community-Wide Assessment Grants provide up to $500,000 to assess sites contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum), and/or petroleum. A community-wide assessment grant is appropriate for communities that are beginning to address their Brownfield challenges, as well as for communities that have ongoing efforts to bring sites into productive reuse.
- Assessment Coalition Grants provide up to $1,000,000 to assess sites contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum), and/or petroleum. Assessment coalition grants are designed for one “lead” eligible entity to partner with two to four eligible entities that do not have the capacity to apply for and manage their own EPA cooperative agreement and otherwise would not have access to Brownfields grant resources. Additionally, EPA strongly encourages coalitions to include eligible community-based nonprofit organizations as non-lead members to help promote strong local engagement and to ensure the community’s concerns and vision for revitalization are incorporated into the project.
- Revolving Loan Fund Grants provide seed funding for grant recipients to capitalize a revolving loan fund and to provide subgrants to carry out cleanup activities at Brownfields sites. Interested parties may apply directly to the EPA, but are encouraged to submit their application as a coalition partner with the revolving loan fund already being operated by the State of Nevada.
- Cleanup Grants provide up to $500,000, up to $1 million, or up to $2 million to address one Brownfield site, or multiple Brownfield sites, contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum), and/or petroleum. Cleanup activities must be carried out at Brownfield sites owned by the grant recipient.
- Multipurpose Grants provide up to $800,000 in funding to communities to carry out a range of eligible assessment and cleanup activities, including planning and additional community engagement activities.
- Workforce Development and Job Training Grants allow nonprofits and other organizations to provide environmental training for residents in communities with Brownfields sites.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD administers several funding mechanisms that can be leveraged by Brownfields projects, including Section 108 loan guarantees, Community Development Block Grants, and Empowerment Zone/Enterprise Community designations.
HUD also administers the Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI), a competitive grant program to assist cities with Brownfields redevelopment. The program has not been funded since 2010, but funding may return in the future.
U.S. Economic Development Administration
The U.S. Economic Development Administration provides grants for Brownfields redevelopment in economically distressed areas. These funds can be accessed through local Economic Development Authorities.
- Nevada Association of Counties
- Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development
- Northern Nevada Development Authority
- Rural Nevada Development Corporation
- Western Nevada Development District
- UNR Center for Economic Development
- U.S. Economic Development Administration
- USDA Rural Development Grants
- International Economic Development Council
- National Association of Development Organizations
- DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program
- Other federal development grants
The Brownfields National Partnership Action Agenda
The Brownfields National Partnership Action Agenda is a commitment made by 25 organizations representing 15 federal agencies to provide funding and technical guidance to Brownfields projects. Refer to this EPA fact sheet for additional information.