Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants

Funding Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency

Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants provide funding for a grant recipient to capitalize a revolving loan fund and to provide loans and subgrants to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites. Through these grants, EPA strengthens the marketplace and encourages stakeholders to leverage resources to clean up and redevelop brownfields. When loans are repaid, the loan amount is returned to the fund and re-lent to other borrowers, providing an ongoing source of capital within a community.

An eligible RLF Grant applicant may apply as an individual entity or as an RLF Coalition comprised of two or more entities. A RLF Grant applicant may apply for up to $1,000,000 to address brownfield sites contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum), and/or petroleum. The period of performance is up to five years.

To enable our current high-performing RLF recipients to continue the program momentum they have built while providing loans and subgrants to clean up brownfield sites in their communities, EPA is making two changes to our Brownfields RLF Program: 

  1. During the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) RLF Grant competition and in subsequent RLF Grant competitions, only those entities that do not have an open Brownfields RLF cooperative agreement will be eligible to apply for funding.
  2. When current high-performing RLF recipients are selected for non-competitive supplemental funding, EPA may choose to award a new grant, rather than extend the period of performance of the current cooperative agreement.

Applicants may not submit multiple applications (i.e., submit applications for different projects) under this solicitation. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact as early as possible.

Deadline: Nov. 22, 2022




Community Outreach and Engagement
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

November 22, 2022