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EPA BROWNFIELDS FY2019 GRANTS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Program has released a new Request for Proposals and application guidelines for Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup grants. Applications are due by January 31, 2019.

Funding opportunities are as follows:

Multipurpose Grants

Multipurpose Grants provide funding to conduct a range of assessment and cleanup activities at one or more brownfield sites in a target area. Recipients are funded for up to $800,000 over 5 years. EPA anticipates selecting 10 proposals.

Multipurpose Grant application guidelines can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-11/documents/epa-olem-oblr-18-07_c_final.pdf

Assessment Grants

Assessment Grants provide funding for developing inventories of brownfield sites, prioritizing sites, conducting community involvement activities, conducting planning, conducting site assessments, developing site-specific cleanup plans, and developing reuse plans related to brownfield sites.

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.

Assessment Grant application guidelines can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-11/documents/epa-olem-oblr-18-06_a_final.pdf

Cleanup Grants

Cleanup Grants provide funding to carry out cleanup activities on brownfield sites owned by the applicant. Each proposal is funded up to $500,000 over three years. EPA anticipates selecting 40 proposals.

Cleanup Grant application guidelines can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-11/documents/epa-olem-oblr-18-07_c_final.pdf

For additional information about applying for EPA’s Brownfields Program grants, please visit the EPA’s grant application webpage at: https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/multipurpose-assessment-rlf-and-cleanup-marc-grant-application-resources

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