The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release application guidelines for the FY22 Brownfield Multipurpose, Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup Grants competition in early September 2021. The EPA grants provide direct funding to local governments, redevelopment agencies, tribes, nonprofit organizations and other eligible entities. The grants may be utilized for brownfields assessment, cleanup, technical assistance and related activities.
Entities interested in applying for FY22 EPA Brownfield Grants should start getting ready now to apply. This national grant competition is highly competitive and the quality of your project plan and application materials is important.
Several EPA-funded Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) organizations prepared an online webinar that provides information on how to effectively prepare for an application. The webinar – Get Your Game On-Preparing to Win in the Fall 2021 Brownfield Grant Competition – is recorded and available for on-demand playback.
The TAB organization that specifically assists Wisconsin communities is located at Kansas State University; information about their brownfield assistance services is available here. In addition, EPA’s webpage includes tips on preparing grant applications.
More information about federal brownfield grants and the role that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) plays in the application process is available on the DNR website.