The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting applications for FY22 Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) & Cleanup (MARC) Grants. The deadline for applications is Dec. 1, 2021.
If your community or organization intends to apply for an FY22 MARC Grant, the U.S. EPA requires grant applicants – not including tribal entities – to obtain a state acknowledgement letter from the Wisconsin DNR.
The letter acknowledges that the state is aware of the community or organization’s application for a federal grant and intent to conduct brownfield assessment or cleanup activities.
The DNR’s Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) Program suggests making your request for a state acknowledgement letter no later than Nov. 17, 2021 to allow staff adequate time to draft and deliver the letter.
You can request your state letter of acknowledgement from the DNR by contact Gena Larson, DNR Brownfields Specialist by email at Gena.Larson@wisconsin.gov or by calling 608-400-9215.
Instructions for including documentation along with your request for a state letter can be found on the RR Program’s Federal Brownfields Grants webpage under the “DNR Acknowledgement Letter” tab.
Grants awarded by the U.S. EPA provide resources that can be used for various brownfield activities, with an opportunity to transform contaminated sites into community assets that attract jobs and achieve broader economic development outcomes.
For grant guidelines and application resources, visit the EPA’s FY22 Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, RLF and Cleanup Grant Resource webpage.