US Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Assessment Grants

The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization offers annual to support brownfield redevelopment and community revitalization. One category of funding offered by the USEPA is Brownfields Assessment Grants. These grants are often awarded as two companion citywide grants—$200,000 for petroleum contamination, and $200,000 for hazardous substances. Grant applications can also be submitted as site-specific proposals for up to $350,000. This funding can be used to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning and community involvement related to brownfield sites. These grants often provide the seed money to get community brownfields programs off the ground and allow local officials to ready a site for cleanup and ultimately redevelopment.

BRS has developed numerous Brownfields Assessment Grants applications for both urban and rural clients. We have successfully obtained Brownfields Assessment Grants for the following communities:

  • Bucks County, PA: $200,000 petroleum and $200,000 hazardous substances
  • Camden Redevelopment Agency, NJ: $400,000 petroleum and $400,000 hazardous substances
  • City of Baltimore, MD: $200,000 petroleum and $200,000 hazardous substances
  • City of Newark, NJ: $200,000 petroleum and $200,000 hazardous substances
  • City of New York, NY: $200,000 petroleum and $200,000 hazardous substances
  • City of Plainfield, NJ: $400,000 petroleum and $400,000 hazardous substances
  • City of Plant City, FL: $200,000 petroleum and $200,000 hazardous substances
  • City of Richmond, VA: $200,000 petroleum and $200,000 hazardous substances
  • City of Trenton, NJ: $800,000 petroleum and $600,000 hazardous substances
  • Essex County, NJ: $200,000 petroleum and $200,000 hazardous substances
  • Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, NJ: $400,000 petroleum, $400,000 hazardous substances, and $350,000 site specific hazardous substances
  • Town of Fort Edward, NY: $400,000 petroleum and $200,000 hazardous substances

BRS excels not only with preparation of successful grant applications, but also with long-term grant management and implementation. BRS’s award rate for Brownfields Assessment Grants applications is nearly 100 percent.