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Brownfields Cleanup Grants

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.818
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Oct 28, 2020

Jerry Minor-Gordon

A list of regional agency contacts is available in the application instructions.


Brownfields Cleanup grants provide funding to carry out cleanup activities at brownfields sites. Funds may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and/or hazardous substances, pollutants, and other contaminants.

The goal of the brownfields program is to clean up, develop, and reuse property that may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Properties can be redeveloped for housing, industry, or public green spaces.

A critical part of EPA's brownfields program is to ensure that residents living in communities historically affected by economic disinvestment, health disparities, and environmental contamination are able to benefit from brownfields redevelopment.

In addition to the Cleanup Grants, there are 3 other funding opportunities under the brownfields program.


The applicant must own the brownfields site at the time of application. Eligible applicants include:

  • State, local, and tribal governments, with the exception of certain Alaskan tribes
  • General purpose units of local government
  • Land clearance authorities, or other quasi-governmental entities
  • Regional councils or redevelopment agencies
  • Government entities created by state legislature
  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  • Limited liability partnerships in which all general partners are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or limited liability corporations whose sole members are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations

Grantees that received a FY 2019 Brownfields Multipurpose Grant may not apply for a FY 2021 Cleanup Grant.

Specific eligibility requirements are listed in the application instructions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000
Expected number of awards: 26
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated total program funding: 13,000,000

Grant recipients are required to provide a cost share calculated at 20% of the total federal cleanup funds awarded. The cost share may be in the form of of money, labor, material, or services from a non-federal source.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through and the EPA website.

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Community and economic development · Environmental health · Health disparities · Housing and homelessness · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Public health

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