Loans & Grants
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Grant
The U.S. EPA offers a variety of grant and loan programs and technical assistance to help communities assess and clean up brownfields and prepare them for redevelopment. The proposal package for the fiscal year 2014 assessment, cleanup and revolving loan fund grants is currently available at U.S. EPA's Brownfields Grants page. The application deadline is January 22, 2014. In order to develop a complete proposal package, the U.S. EPA requires a letter of acknowledgement from a state agency. Learn how to obtain a Letter of Acknowledgment from DTSC. All requests must be received by January 10, 2014.
Targeted Site Investigation (TSI) Program
TSI Program Grantees for 2013 Announced!
The TSI Program is a grant program in which brownfields sites are selected to receive environmental investigation services through a competitive application process. For the selected sites, DTSC oversees the investigation and develops a report at no cost to the applicant. The goal of the TSI Program is to facilitate the redevelopment planning and reuse of brownfields. DTSC has selected grantees for 2013, and the next application period will begin in the summer of 2014.
For questions or comments, or if you need any assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 2013-2014, TSI Grants have been awarded to:
2013 Brownfields Funding Webinar Presentation Material
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) conducted the Keys to Securing Brownfields Funding webinar in June 2013 where Agency experts discussed their respective grant guidelines. Topics included: Applicant and Site Eligibility Criteria; Application Steps; and Success Stories. The U.S. EPA, SWRCB, and DTSC TSI, Brownfields Funding Success Story and RLF Presentations are now available.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact email@example.com.
Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Program
The DTSC RLF Program establishes a revolving loan fund that provides loans to help developers, businesses, schools, and local governments clean-up and redevelop brownfields. This is a brownfields clean-up loan program administered through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA).
RLF Success Stories and Current Projects
To establish your own RLF Program, refer to the U.S. EPA website.
For more information about the RLF Program, contact Thomas Cota at (714) 484-5459 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cleanup Loans and Environmental Assistance to Neighborhoods (CLEAN) Loan Program
This is a state-funded loan program that provides low-interest loans of up to $100,000 to conduct preliminary endangerment assessments and low-interest loans of up to $2.5 million for the cleanup or removal of hazardous materials where redevelopment is likely to have a beneficial impact on the property values, economic viability and quality of life of a community. Learn more about the CLEAN loan program.
Brownfields Tax Incentives
Originally signed into law in 1997 and extended through Dec. 31, 2011, the Brownfields Tax Incentive encourages the cleanup and reuse of brownfields. Under the Brownfields Tax Incentive, environmental cleanup costs are fully deductible in the year incurred, rather than capitalized and spread over time. Learn more about Brownfields Tax Incentives.