Now through Dec 1, the EPA is accepting solicitations for its FY2022 Brownfield Grant Program.
The EPA’s Brownfield Program recently opened for local governments applications. Guidelines for FY22 grants have recently been revised and can be found on the EPA’s website. Available brownfield grants include Assessment Grants, Revolving Loan Fund Grants, and Cleanup Grants.
A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. It is estimated that there are more than 450,000 brownfields in the U.S. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties increases local tax bases, facilitates job growth, utilizes existing infrastructure, takes development pressures off of undeveloped, open land, and both improves and protects the environment.
The EPA will be hosting a Grant Guideline Outreach Webinar on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. You can use this link to attend the webinar: https://usepa.zoomgov.com/j/1619613747
The Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) also offers additional resources in addressing the state brownfields through the Brownfield Redevelopment Assistance Program. Those interested may also wish to attend MDP’s Brownfield Conference this November 16 and 17.
The inaugural Maryland statewide brownfield conference will provide a forum for local governments, consultants, attorneys, developers, and non-governmental organizations to learn and share information about brownfields and to promote increased awareness about the processes and technologies that move brownfields toward beneficial reuse in Maryland’s communities.
The two-half-days conference on November 16 and 17 will be organized with more foundational/basic information presented on the first day and more technical presentations the second day.