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Brownfield Assessment Grants

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.818
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Dec 1, 2021

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 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 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

Award ceiling:

  • Community-wide Assessment Grants – $500,000
  • Site-specific Assessment Grants – $350,000
  • Community-wide Assessment Grants for States and Tribes – $2,000,000

Expected number of awards: 78
Project period: 3 years for community-wide/site-specific and 5 years for states and tribes
Estimated total program funding: 47,000,000
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.

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

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