Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 9/22/2023

Brownfields Cleanup Grants

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) was amended by the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act in 2002 to include Section 104(k), which provides federal financial assistance authorities for brownfields revitalization, including grants for assessment, cleanup, and revolving loan funds. The Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development (BUILD) Act (Public Law 115- 141) enacted in 2018 reauthorized EPA’s Brownfields Program and made additional amendments to CERCLA that affect EPA’s brownfield grant authorities, and ownership and liability provisions. (Note: References to CERCLA in this solicitation refer to CERCLA as amended by the 2002 Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act and the 2018 BUILD Act.) EPA’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, Tribal Nations, communities, and nonprofit organizations to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. This guidance provides information on applying for Cleanup Grants. This program is being funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Public Law 117-58, the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”).

A brownfield site is defined in CERCLA § 101(39) as real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, controlled substances, petroleum, or petroleum products, or is mine-scarred land.

Cleanup Grants provide funding for eligible entities to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites. An applicant must own the site for which it is requesting funding.

 

Applicants may submit one Cleanup Grant application each competition cycle. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline: Nov. 13, 2023

Amount Description

Applicants may request either: • Up to $500,000 to clean up one brownfield site or to allocate up to $500,000 among multiple sites; • Between $500,001 and $2,000,000 to clean up one brownfield site or to allocate among multiple sites; or • Between $2,000,001 and $5,000,000 to clean up one brownfield site or to allocate among multiple sites.

Funding Type
Posted
9/22/2023
Deadline
Sponsor: