Funding opportunity for brownfields revitalization

Applications to EPA program due Jan 31

Communities in the region are invited to apply for EPA funding to clean up and redevelop land contaminated by pollution or hazardous substances.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking applications for its FY 2019 Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup Grants. 

Applications are due January 31, 2019. Maximum grants range from $300,000-$800,000 depending on the type of application. 

The funding helps jurisdictions deal with sites contaminated by, or perceived to be contaminated by, hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants and petroleum.

Cleaning up these lands helps protect the environment and public health and promotes reinvestment in urban areas. 

There are many existing or suspected brownfield sites in the central Puget Sound region that could be eligible. 

Map of Existing or Suspected Brownfields in the Central Puget Sound Region, 2014
PSRC's Industrial Lands Analysis report (Chapter 3, pages 41-43) includes this map and other information on brownfields.

EPA will hold a webinar about these grants on December 11. Additional resources can be found at the Office of Brownfields and Revitalization website.