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Grant Preparedness: 7 Tips To Tackle the '8-Week Window'

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $55.2 million in FY2016 brownfields grant funding to communities across the U.S. These funds will assist local governments and not-for-profit organizations assess, remediate, and redevelop brownfields properties. While no FY2017 funding competition has yet been announced, if history is any predictor, EPA will announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for assessment and cleanup grants sometime in October with proposals due in December. The agency already has announced a brownfields area-wide planning grant competition with proposals due August 10, 2016. EPA also offers revolving loan fund grants, but RFPs for that competition generally alternate with the area-wide planning grants, so the next cycle for new RLF applications will likely be in 2017. Competition is fierce, and getting fiercer. In the FY2016 competition, less than one-third of applicants received funding. So it is important that communities seeking brownfields dollars put their best foot…Log In to Read Full Article

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