EPA Now Accepting Proposals for FY23 Brownfield Grants
The U.S. EPA Brownfield Program provides direct funding for brownfield assessment, cleanup, revolving loans, and environmental jobs training through competitive grants. Each year, brownfield grant opportunities are announced when EPA releases the Brownfield Grant solicitations (commonly referred to as the "guidelines"). The solicitations for grant propopsals are typically released in the fall and applicants have approximately 60 days to prepare and submit proposals. This year, historical funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) means more grants and significantly larger awards. For more information on registration and submittal, visit Solicitations for Brownfield Grants | US EPA. For more information on types of grants and grant resources, visit Multipurpose, Assessment, RLF, and Cleanup (MARC) Grant Application Resources | US EPA. Applications are due November 22, 2022.
Multipurpose Grant Guidelines - Funding: up to $800K
Community Wide Assessment Grant Guidelines - Funding up to $500K
Coalition Assessment Grant Guidelines - Funding up to $1M
Revolving Loan Fund Guidelines - Funding up to $1M
Cleanup Grant Guidelines - 3 Tiers of Funding: $500K; $1M; $2M
Upcoming Webinars for Understanding Grant Guidelines
Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 2 PM ET - This webinar will discuss the FY 2023 guidelines for entities applying for: Multipurpose, Community-wide Assessment, or Coalition Assessment Grant funding. To join the webinar, please click https://usepa.zoomgov.com/j/1601605033.
Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 2 PM ET - This webinar will discuss the FY 2023 guidelines for entities applying for Cleanup Grant funding. To join the webinar, please click https://usepa.zoomgov.com/j/1615031487.
Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 2 PM ET - This webinar will discuss the FY 2023 guidelines for entities applying for RLF Grant funding. To join the webinar, please click https://usepa.zoomgov.com/j/1607942977.
Upcoming Workshops for Preparing Grant Proposals
September 27, 2022, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST – This workshop will provide an overview for general grant writing and offer tips for preparing FY 2023 EPA Brownfield Grants. The workshop will be held in Frankfort at the Sower Building, 300 Sower Boulevard. Register by Friday, September 23 at https://dca.ticketleap.com/grantwritingworkshopfrankfort/
October 16, 2022, 12:00 – 5:00 pm EST – As an added bonus to the Governor's Conference on the Environment, this workshop will provide an overview of funding opportunities through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, as well as general grant writing and guidance on how to prepare a proposal for an EPA MARC Brownfield Grant. The workshop will be held in Lexington at Embassy Suites. Register at Governor's Conference - Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.