The proposal deadline is November 28, 2011
The FY12 Proposal Guidelines for Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants are posted to the brownfields website at: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm
These grants may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum).
Opportunities for funding are as follows (See Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 66.818):
Brownfields Assessment Grants: (each funded up to $200,000 over three years; $1,000,000 for Assessment Coalitions) provide funding to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning (including area-wide planning and cleanup planning) and community involvement related to brownfield sites;
Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants: (each funded up to $1,000,000 over five years) provide funding to capitalize a revolving fund and to make loans and provide subgrants to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites;
Brownfields Cleanup Grants: (each funded up to $200,000 over three years) provide funding for a grant recipient to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites that are owned by the grant recipient.
Please note there is one significant change to the Proposal Guidelines for Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants in FY2012:
Cleanup applicants must prepare a draft Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) as part of the community notification requirement and make it available for public review/comment prior to proposal submission and no later than November 14, 2011. A description of the information to include in the ABCA can be found at Frequently Asked Question #71 posted on the brownfields website. Since this is a threshold requirement, failure to comply will result in the proposal not being considered for award.
EPA encourages applicants to read the guidelines carefully before applying.