Funding Demolition Projects
Many communities and organizations express concern over the cost of addressing environmental requirements that arise in large-scale municipal demolitions.
- local revenue sources such as taxes and fees
- private sector grants
- federal grants
While this website is not intended to address the issue of how to fund activities associated with demolitions, here is some basic information about federal grant programs.
- Grants.gov - find and apply for federal grants Identify potential grant programs and apply for them. This government resource provides information on over 1,000 federal grant programs.
- U.S. EPA Grant Opportunities NOTE: U.S. EPA does not currently have any dedicated grant program to assist local governments with the cost of demolition. Under very limited circumstances, EPA can award Brownfields grants.
- Assistance Listings (formerly Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) - Gain a broader view of all assistance programs potentially available to communities. This site lists all Federal programs available to:
- state and local governments
- federally-recognized Indian tribal governments
- territories and possessions of the United States
- domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations
- specialized groups
These programs have funded demolition projects in the past. They may no longer be available, but other similar programs may exist.
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Neighborhood Stabilization Program
- Michigan Land Bank (Blight Elimination Program) Exit
- Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Grant Program Summary 2012-2014 (PDF)(28 pp, 6.0 MB, About PDF)Exit