On December 1, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields Program issued its FY 2019 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment and Cleanup Grants.
Grants offered by the Brownfields Program may be used to address sites contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum) and petroleum.
Opportunities for funding are as follows:
- Multipurpose Grants: Each proposal is funded up to $800,000 over five years. EPA anticipates selecting 10 proposals.
- Assessment Grants: 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.
NEW Current EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant recipients must demonstrate that payment has been received from EPA (also known as ‘drawn down’) for at least 70% of each Assessment cooperative agreement they have with EPA by January 1, 2019 in order to apply for additional Assessment Grant funding under this solicitation.
- Cleanup Grants: Each proposal funded up to $500,000 over three years. EPA anticipates selecting 40 proposals.
NEW Brownfield sites where EPA Cleanup Grant funds were previously expended may not receive additional EPA Cleanup Grant funding in FY 2019.
The proposal submission deadline is January 31, 2019.
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