FY21 Guidelines For Brownfields Assessment Grants

Funding Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency

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 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.) 

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. Assessment Grant funds may not be used to conduct cleanup activities. 

Deadline: Oct. 28, 2020

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Amount Description

The estimated total funding available for Assessment Grants under this solicitation is approximately $32 million and EPA anticipates awarding an estimated 87 Assessment Grants subject to the availability of funds, quality of applications, and other applicable considerations.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

October 28, 2020