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Brownfields Assessment Grants

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.818
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Nov 16, 2017

Jerry Minor-Gordon

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


Brownfields Assessment Grants provide funds to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning (including cleanup planning) and community involvement related to brownfields sites. Among other things, funding may be used for the health monitoring of populations exposed to hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants from a brownfields site.

The goal of the Brownfields 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.

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 assessment grants, there are 2 other funding opportunities.


Eligible entities 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 council or redevelopment agencies
  • States or legislatures

Specific eligibility requirements are listed in the application instructions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Expected number of awards: 145
Estimated total program funding: 33,500,000

Maximum award amounts are listed in the application instructions based on the site and hazardous substance type.

Application process

Links to the program guidance and full announcement are available through

Tagged as
Community and economic development · Environmental health · Public health

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