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Directory of Technical Assistance for Land Revitalization

Summary of Funding and Other Support Services

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Organization Example of Support Key Requirements for Obtaining Support *
Funding Support
EPA, Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Provides up to $100,000 in financial assistance per Superfund site; provides access to facilitation services, and the availability of experts under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Eligibility requirements support government entities that are not potentially responsible party (PRP) at the site

Requests for support should be directed to the Superfund Hotline
EPA, Office of Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment Provides up to $200,000 per site (over 2 years) for site assessment, $200,000 per site (over 2 years) for job training, and $500,000 per site (over 5 years) for cleanup Eligibility requirements support all brownfields sites

Requests for support should be directed to EPA's Regional Brownfields offices
EPA, Land Revitalization Initiative Funding and grants are available on a case-by case basis Eligibility requirements support government entities

Requests for support should be directed to http://www.epa.gov/oswer/landrevitalization or by calling (703) 603-0048
EPA, USTfields Provides low-risk petroleum sites with assessment and cleanup grant funding under the Brownfields program Eligibility requirements support government entities

All applicants must have the legal authorities to carry out a project. If the applicant is a state, it must meet the 10 percent cost share match. Intertribal consortia must demonstrate that all members of the consortium (1) meet the eligibility requirements for the grants and (2) authorize the consortium to apply for and receive assistance. All questions concerning support should be directed to the EPA Regional offices.
EPA, Regional Brownfields Teams Regional offices provide funding and job training programs Eligibility requirements support government entities, academia, and non-profit organizations

Requests for support should be directed to the EPA Regional contacts
USDA, Forest Service, Urban Resources Partnership Provides grants and funds Eligibility requirements support government entities and local community groups

All applicants must go through the competitive application process to obtain support
DOC, Economic Development Administration Offers financial assistance through the Public Works Program and the Economic Adjustment Program to economically distressed areas to support numerous revitalization initiatives Eligibility requirements support government entities and non-profit organizations acting on the government entities behalf

Requests for support should be directed to the appropriate Economic Development Administration regional or state office contact
DoD, Office of Economic Adjustment Offers planning grants to local and state governments in planning reuse of military bases Eligibility requirements support government entities directly involved with planning reuse of military bases requests for support should be directed to the Office of Economic Adjustment
DHHS, Office of Community Service Funds are provided for a number of activities, including development and pre-development tasks. Grants are provided up to $500,000 to community development corporations and community action agencies. Eligibility requirements support government entities Support is obtained through the annual application process.

The CSBG Act mandates that states pass through 90% of the funds allocate to the eligible entities.
DHHS, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ATSDR occasionally provides funds to conduct activities, sponsor meetings or provide needed services which support ATSDR's mission. Eligibility requirements support government entities, academia, non-profit organizations, and vendors

All grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts must be processed through the Procurement and Grants office at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
DOI, National Park Service (NPS) The NPS provides technical assistance for planning, assessment, and conservation in urban areas that are focused toward state and local governments and community-based organizations. The NPS assists state and local governments in acquisition of surplus federal lands and offers financial and technical assistance for community revitalization for Brownfields Showcase Communities. Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program Eligibility requirements support government entities and community organizations.

Federal Lands to Parks (FLP), eligibility requirements support government entities FLP assisted land and or buildings obtained through the program must be open to the public and used exclusively for parks and recreational purposes.

The State Conservation Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) identifies needs and priorities while the open project selection process (OPSP) is intended to assure equal opportunity for all eligible project sponsors and all sectors of the general public to benefit from Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants.
DOI, Office of Surface Mining Regulatory administration and enforcement grants, regulatory program development grants, Abandoned Mine Land (AML) reclamation grants, and Small Operator Assistance Program grants Eligibility requirements support government entities that have coal mining regulatory or reclamation program plans approved by the Secretary of the Interior.
HUD, Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program Loan guarantee (fully guaranteed by the federal government) The maximum repayment period for a Section 108 loan is 20 years. HUD has the ability to structure the principal amortization to match the needs of the project and borrower. Each annual principal amount will have a separate interest rate associated with it. Eligible applicants include public entities: metropolitan cities and urban counties (CDBG entitlement recipients); nonentitlement communities that are assisted in the submission of applications by states that administer the CDBG program; and nonentitlement communities eligible to receive CDBG funds under the HUD-Administered Small Cities CDBG program (Hawaii). The public entity may be the borrower or it may designate a public agency as the borrower. All CDBG rules and requirements apply and all projects must principally benefit low and moderately low income persons, aid in the elimination of slums and blight, or meet urgent needs of the community.
HUD, Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) Grants and Loans Minimum Section 108 to BEDI ratio is 1:1 and maximum grant amount is $2 million. Eligible applicants include CDBG entitlement communities and non-entitlement communities eligible to receive loan guarantees. A request for a new Section 108 loan guarantee authority must accompany each BEDI application. BEDI and Section 108 funds must be used in conjunction with the same economic development project. Non-entitlement communities, including those in New York and Hawaii, may apply for and receive grants under the BEDI programs. If a non-entitlement community receives a BEDI grant and applies for Section 108 loan guarantee assistance, the applicable state entity (or HUD, in the case of Hawaii and New York) will be required to pledge CDBG funds as partial security for the loan guarantee.
DOT, Federal Highway Administration There are several programs through which support for brownfields revitalization, as part of an eligible transportation project, may be appropriately financed with federal funds. Examples are as follows:
  • Formula-allocated funds available to states through the National Highway System and the Surface Transportation Program
  • Transportation enhancements
  • Bicycle and pedestrian trails
  • Recreational trails
  • Transportation and community and system preservation
  • Congestion mitigation and air quality improvement
  • Borders and corridors
  • Scenic byways
Eligibility requirements support government entities. Requests for funds must go through the local Metropolitan Planning Organization's and State transportation's long- and short-range planning processes. The transportation project that includes brownfields revitalization activities must be included in the State's Transportation Improvement Program.
DOT, Federal Transit Administration There are several programs through which support for brownfields revitalization, as part of an eligible transportation project, may be appropriately financed with federal funds. See http://www.fta.dot.gov/25_ENG_HTML.htm or more information about FTA grant programs and eligibility requirements. Eligibility requirements support government entities.

Requests for funds must go through the local Metropolitan Planning Organization's and state transportation's long- and short-range planning processes. The transportation project that includes brownfields revitalization activities must be included in the State's Transportation Improvement Program.
In-Kind Support Only
EPA, Brownfields Technology Support Center Technology scoping for site assessments or investigations and for cleanup technologies; support for demonstrations Eligibility requirements support government entities.

Support should be obtained through submitting requests to BTSC headquarters, EPA ORD, EPA ERT, or through EPA Regional Brownfields coordinators
EPA, Engineering, Groundwater, and Federal Facilities Forums Provides technical support concerning issues at Superfund and RCRA sites Eligibility requirements support government entities.

Support can be obtained through attending the forums or by contacting the ORD Technical Support Center.
EPA, RCRA Brownfields Prevention Initiative Provides contractor support to assist in RCRA pilot programs Eligibility requirements support RCRA pilot project.

Requests for support should be directed to the RCRA Brownfields Prevention Initiative point of contact listed in profile 2.1.6.
EPA, Environmental Response Team Provides: on-site assistance; assessments, planning and implementation, eco-risk and extent; remedy recommendations; technology efficacy evaluation (bench, pilot, and full-scale); phytoremediation; hard rock mine sites; site reclamation Eligibility requirements support participants in the Superfund program as well as across other EPA programs. State and local governments are eligible based on approval and funding.
EPA, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, The Engineering Technical Support Center - Cincinnati, OH Provides scientific and engineering expertise to assist brownfields decision-makers formulate site feasability plan, or resolve a potential issue during remediation Eligibility requirements support government entities.

Requests for support should be directed to the regional office staff, program office staff, or the ETSC Director
EPA, Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program Provides direct technical support for performing fields demonstrations, engineering, cost performance evaluation, and technology screening Eligibility requirements support government entities. Requests for support should be directed to the regional or program office staff, the regional ORD liaison
EPA German Bi-lateral Agreement/Site-specific Management Approach and Redevelopment Tool (SMART) Cooperative effort between EPA and the German Federal Office of the Environment to share information and evaluate new solutions and tools for the redevelopment of contaminated sites Eligibility requirements support any government or private entity involved with redevelopment, planning, and remediation of brownfields projects throughout the U.S. and Germany.

Requests for support should be directed to EPA ORD or the individual contacts listed in profile 2.3.3.
EPA, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Technology Transfer and Support (NRMRL) Division - Cincinnati, OH Provides technical assistance, workshops and seminars, as well as guidance documents and technical resources to Eligibility requirements support government entities.

Requests for support should be directed to NRMRL's Branch Chief or the contacts listed in profile 2.3.4.
EPA, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Subsurface Protection and Remediation Division - Ada, OK Provides technical assistance to decision-makers and other revitalization stakeholders in making educated decisions on technologies, tools, and strategies to be used in the remediation and revitalization of contaminated sites. Eligibility requirements support government entities.

Requests for support should be directed to the EPA regional or program office staff or through the contacts listed in profile 2.3.5.
EPA, National Exposure Research Laboratory - Las Vegas, Nevada Provides site-specific technical support on site characterization and monitoring technologies and approaches Eligibility requirements support government entities.

Requests for support can be directed to the EPA regional or program office staff or through the contacts listed in profile 2.3.6.
EPA, Hazardous Substance Research Centers Address concerns about hazardous substances in the environment by conducting basic and applied research, providing technology transfer, and community outreach Eligibility requirements support organized community groups within EPA Regions 1 - 10 that do not currently have a consultant involved.

Requests for support should be directed to the contacts listed under section 2.4 of this directory.
DOC, NOAA - Costal Zone Management Program Is a federal-state partnership dedicated to comprehensive management of the nations coastal resources. Eligibility requirements support government entities with an approved Coastal Zone Management plans are eligible.

Requests for support should be directed to the stare Coastal Zone Management office.
DoD, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Provides technical assistance on the assessment and evaluation of sites to local, state, and federal agencies Eligibility requirements support government entities.

Requests for support should be directed to the contacts listed in profiles 5.2.
DOE, Office of Environmental Management, Office of Intergovernmental and Public Accountability Provides cooperative agreements to local community-based organizations located near DOE facilities to conduct training and workshops on Internet research and GIS, assisting with the preparation of Brownfields pilot applications. Eligibility requirements support community-based organizations located near DOE facilities.

Requests for support should be directed to the DOE Environmental Justice Program Manager.
DOE, Argonne National Laboratory Provides environmental technical support to local, state, and federal government staff Eligibility requirements support government entities.

Support from Argonne National Laboratory should be secured through EPA's BTSC (see profile 6.2).
DOT, Maritime Administration (MARAD) Coordinate efforts with the EPA and other federal agencies in assisting ports and port developers on brownfields redevelopment sites. MARAD will work with the AAPA to survey and report progress on brownfields redevelopment sites. MARAD expects to work with NOAA and other federal agencies in developing budget requirements for future brownfields redevelopment projects. Eligibility requirements support government entities.

Requests for support should be directed to the EPA Regional Brownfields coordinators.


Table 1. Summary of Technical Support Services


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