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 2 options for assessment grants in FY2022.
Community-Wide Assessment Grants: When
a specific site is not identified and the applicant
plans to spend grant funds on more than one brownfield
site in the community
Site-Specific Assessment Grants: When
a specific site is identified and the applicant plans
to spend grant funds on this one site only
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
In addition to the assessment grants, there are 3 other
funding opportunities under the Brownfield program.