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Brownfields are abandoned, unused, or underused properties where redevelopment is hindered due to known or suspected contamination. Examples of brownfields can include anything from a former industrial site to an empty building with asbestos, lead and other hazardous materials. Although brownfields are often considered problem properties, they can be redeveloped and turned into opportunties to clean up the environment, boost the local economy, and build a stronger community. ​​To help facilitate redevelopment of these properties, the state's Brownfield Program provides a full spectrum of resources and services to local officials, nonprofit groups, property owners, private developers, and other stakeholders. These services not only help overcome redevelopment barriers, they help ensure environmental justice for underserved communities. ​

News and Events

​Guidelines Now Available for EPA Brownfield Grants

EPA Brownfield grants are a significant funding source for communities to assess and clean sites with potential environmental contamination. 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, 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​

​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.

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. Workshop Agenda.
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

For more information about upcoming workshops, contact Eric Eisiminger​,  Lynn.True@ky.gov or Kierstenm.oleary@ky.gov​

​Brownfield Program Services

 ​​For more information on how our services can benefit your community, please click on the links provided below.