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Information on Eligible Planning Activities

Planning Activities Eligible Under an EPA Brownfield Assessment or Multipurpose Grant 

Revitalizing a brownfield starts with understanding how the community’s site reuse goals align with local economic, infrastructure, social and environmental conditions. Specific planning activities will help your community determine which reuses are feasible for the site. The reuse influences site assessment and cleanup decisions.

Good news! Planning activities that focus on brownfields reuse are eligible under an EPA Brownfields Assessment or Multipurpose Grant. Below are 10 fact sheets that explain eligible site planning activities to initiate brownfields revitalization and prepare a site for redevelopment. 

Planning activities to initiate brownfields revitalization:

  • Site Reuse Assessment
  • Land Use Assessment
  • Market Study
  • Infrastructure Evaluation
  • Community Health Assessment
  • Site Disposition Strategy

Planning activities to prepare your brownfields site for redevelopment:

  • Site Reuse Vision
  • Revitalization Plan
  • Resource Roadmap
  • Evaluation of Market Viability

Note:  EPA grant recipients must comply with  requirements for procurement contracts when using EPA funds to hire planners, architects, landscape architects, engineers and other vendors of commercial services; detailed guidance is available in  EPA’s Best Practice Guide for Procuring Services, Supplies, and Equipment Under EPA Assistance Agreements.  Subawards to nonprofit or governmental partners must comply with requirements in EPA’s Subaward Policy.

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