Revolving Loan Fund

The Nevada Brownfields Program operates an $800,000 revolving loan fund (RLF) to assist property owners or developers cover clean-up costs for sites with environmental contamination. The program provides secured loans at below-market rates with flexible repayment options. Interested parties can apply for RLF funding at any time.

Eligible Applicants

  • Local governments and other government entities
  • Tribal governments
  • Non-profits
  • Private landowners and developers

Applicants must not be responsible for the site’s contamination.

Eligible Sites

Sites must meet the following criteria to be eligible for Nevada Brownfields Program Revolving Loan Fund:

  • Completed ASTM Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Evidence the applicant is not responsible for the site’s contamination
  • Strong redevelopment potential where redevelopment will benefit the community and has community support

The following information will also be evaluated to determine eligibility:

  • Parcel ownership history
  • Methods for financing the redevelopment project after cleanup
  • Relationship between the applicant and owner

Sites are NOT eligible if they are:

  • Owned by the State or Federal government;
  • Currently owned by the party responsible for the contamination;
  • Subject to enforcement action;
  • Listed or proposed to be listed on the EPA’s Superfund list.

Eligible Activities

Actions necessary to clean-up the release or mitigate a threatened release of hazardous materials, such as:

  • Installation of fences, warning signs, or other site control precautions
  • Drainage control
  • Capping of contaminated soils
  • Excavation or removal of highly-contaminated soils
  • Removal of containers that may contain hazardous substances
  • Use of chemicals to retard the spread of hazardous substances
  • Containment, treatment, disposal, or incineration of hazardous materials

The following activities are NOT eligible for RLF funding:

  • Site construction & development
  • Site assessment

How to Apply

1.     Complete the Pre-Application Site Screening and Site Eligibility Determination forms and submit to the Nevada Brownfields Coordinator. Contact the Nevada Brownfields Program at (775) 687-9572 with any questions.

Email to:Ruben Ramos-Avina
 rramos-avina [at]
Mail to:Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
 Brownfields Program, BCA
 901 S. Stewart Street, Suite 4001
 Carson City, NV 89701

2.     Once eligibility is established, applicants must complete the additional documents listed below:

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