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Brownfield Assessment Grants

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.818
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Nov 13, 2023

Jerry Minor-Gordon

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


Brownfield 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.

The goal of the Brownfield program is to assist in planning the cleanup, development, and reuse of 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.

There are 3 options for assessment grants for FY2024.

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

In addition to the assessment grants, there are 3 other funding opportunities under the Brownfield program.


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
  • Alaska Native Regional Corporations, Alaska Native Village Corporations, and Metlakatla Indian Communities
  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  • Limited liability corporations or 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
  • Qualified community development entities

Specific eligibility requirements are listed in the application instructions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Community-Wide Assessment Grants

  • Award ceiling: $500,000
  • Award floor: $300,000
  • Project period: Up to 4 years
  • Estimated number of awards: 60
  • Estimated total program funding: $30,000,000

Community-Wide Assessment Grants for States and Tribes

  • Award ceiling: $2,000,000
  • Award floor: $1,000,000
  • Project period: Up to 5 years
  • Estimated number of awards: 25
  • Estimated total program funding: $50,000,000

Assessment Coalition Grants

  • Award ceiling: $1,500,000
  • Award floor: $500,000
  • Project period: Up to 4 years
  • Estimated number of awards: 26
  • Estimated total program funding: $40,000,000
Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Grant application resources page

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American Indian or Alaska Native · Community and economic development · Environmental health · Health disparities · Housing and homelessness · Needs assessment methods and resources · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Public health

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