EPA Brownfields Grant Recipients
"Brownfields are real property, where the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse has been complicated by the presence or potential presence of a pollutant."
EPA's Brownfields Program provides direct funding for brownfields assessment, cleanup, revolving loans, and environmental job training. To facilitate the leveraging of public resources, EPA's Brownfields Program collaborates with other EPA programs, other federal partners, and state agencies to identify and make available resources that can be used for brownfields activities. In addition to direct brownfields funding, EPA also provides technical information on brownfields financing matters.
Brownfields grants serve as the foundation of EPA's Brownfields Program. These grants support revitalization efforts by funding environmental assessment, cleanup, and job training activities. Brownfields Assessment Grants provide funding for brownfield inventories, planning, environmental assessments, and community outreach. Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grants provide funding to capitalize loans that are used to clean up brownfields. Brownfields Job Training Grants provide environmental training for residents of brownfields communities. Brownfields Cleanup Grants provide direct funding for cleanup activities at certain properties with planned greenspace, recreational, or other nonprofit uses.
For general information about EPA Brownfields grants, please visit the EPA Brownfields web site at:
Information about specific EPA Brownfields grants can be found by clicking the following links.
- Area-Wide Planning Pilot ProgramThe grant funding and direct assistance (through Agency contract support) will result in an area-wide plan which will inform the assessment, cleanup and reuse of brownfields properties and promote area-wide revitalization.
- Assessment Grants Assessment grants provide funding for a grant recipient to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning and community involvement related to brownfield sites.
- Revolving Loan Fund Grants The purpose of Revolving Loan Fund Grants is to enable States, political subdivisions, and Indian tribes to make low interest loans to carryout cleanup activities at brownfields properties.
- Cleanup Grants Cleanup grants provide funding for a grant recipient to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites.
- Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants are designed to provide funding to eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to recruit, train, and place predominantly low-income and minority, unemployed and under-employed residents of solid and hazardous waste-impacted communities with the skills needed to secure full-time, sustainable employment in the environmental field and in the assessment and cleanup work taking place in their communities.
- Multi-Purpose Pilot Grants The EPA is piloting a new grant program that will provide a single grant to an eligible entity for both assessment and cleanup work at a specific brownfield site owned by the applicant.
- Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grants Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grants provide funding to eligible organizations to provide training, research, and technical assistance to facilitate brownfields revitalization.
- Targeted Brownfields Assessments The Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA) program is designed to help states, tribes, and municipalities–especially those without EPA Brownfields Assessment Pilots/Grants–minimize the uncertainties of contamination often associated with brownfields.
EPA Brownfields Grant Recipients in South Carolina
Parties within South Carolina have been provided financial assistance through competitive grants sponsored by the EPA's Brownfields Program. As well as being funded one or several of these four (4) grants (Assessment grant, Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund (BCRLF) grant, Cleanup grant, and Job-Training grant), many of them have been recipients of other grant monies spurred on by the EPA's Brownfields program. Since 1997, there have been 51 EPA Brownfields grants awarded to parties in South Carolina. Recipients of grants in South Carolina are included in the following table. For information about each grant, click on the grant recipient name.
For more information please contact the Bureau of Land & Waste Management at (803) 896-4000.