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Brownfields Cleanup Grants


Cleanup Grants provide funding for eligible entities to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites. An applicant must own the site for which it is requesting funding. The performance period for these grants is three years.

  • An applicant may request up to $500,000 to address one brownfield site, or multiple brownfield sites, contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum), and/or petroleum.
  • Applicants may submit one Cleanup Grant proposal each competition cycle.

Statutory Cleanup Cost Share Requirement

  • Cleanup Grants require a 20 percent cost share, which may be in the form of a contribution of money, labor, material, or services, and must be for eligible and allowable costs (the match must equal 20 percent of the amount of funding provided by EPA).
  • Tribes, nonprofit organizations, and government entities (with populations of 50,000 and fewer) may request EPA to waive the 20 percent cost share requirement based on hardship. EPA will consider hardship waiver requests on a case-by-case basis and will approve requests on a limited basis.

Note: Brownfield sites where Brownfields Cleanup Grant funds were previously expended may not receive additional Cleanup Grant funding.

Grant Application Resources

Cleanup Grant Recipient Resources

General Resources