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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribes to
Issue Local Loans for the Cleanup of Brownfields

Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grant

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Deadline Date:

12/01/21 11:59 PM ET Receipt

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, states, communities, and tribes for the capitalization of loan funds related to the cleanup of brownfields. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to one month to complete. Funding is intended to support revolving loan programs that provide subgrants and loans to qualified entities to carry out cleanup activities at sites contaminated with hazardous substances and/or petroleum.

Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants provide funding to a grant recipient to capitalize an RLF program. RLF programs provide loans and subgrants to eligible entities to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites contaminated with hazardous substances and/or petroleum. Site eligibility will be determined by EPA after grant award and prior to expending grant funds at any site. Sites where hazardous substances and petroleum contamination are distinguishable must meet eligibility requirements for both contaminants.

Revolving loan funds are used to provide no-interest or low-interest loans for eligible brownfield cleanups, subgrants for cleanups, and other eligible programmatic costs necessary to manage the RLF. An RLF Grant recipient must use 50% or more of the total award amount (i.e., EPA funds for the RLF Grant plus the recipient’s cost share) to provide loans for the cleanup of eligible brownfield sites and associated eligible programmatic capability. The remaining EPA funding and associated cost share may be used for eligible programmatic costs, including issuing and managing subgrants to clean up eligible brownfield sites.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164043

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$8,000,000

Number of Grants:

8

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000,000

Term of Contract:

The project period for RLF Grants is up to five years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

EPA’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofit organizations to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites.

Coalition members may not be members of other RLF Coalitions, nor submit an RLF Grant application as an individual applicant, in the FY22 competition cycle.

Grant funds cannot be used for the payment of:
1. Direct costs for proposal preparation;
2. A penalty or fine;
3. A federal cost share requirement (for example, a cost share required by other federal funds);
4. Administrative costs, including all indirect costs and direct costs for grant administration in excess of five (5) percent of the total amount of EPA grant funding, with the exception of financial and performance reporting costs (which are considered allowable programmatic costs and not subject to the 5% limitation);
5. A response cost at a brownfield site for which the recipient of the grant or loan is potentially liable under CERCLA § 107;
6. A cost of compliance with any federal law, excluding the cost of compliance with laws applicable to the cleanup; or
7. Unallowable costs (e.g., lobbying) under 2 CFR Part 200, Subpart E.

Pre-Application Information:

The closing date and time for receipt of applications is December 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). Applications must be submitted through www.grants.gov.

In order to submit an application through www.grants.gov, your organization must:
• Have an active DUNS number;
• Have an active System for Award Management (SAM) account in www.sam.gov;
• Be registered in www.grants.gov; and
• Have the E-Business Point of Contact designate an AOR in www.grants.gov

The registration process for all the above items may take a month or more to complete.

Any additional selections for awards will be made no later than six months from the date of the original selection decisions.

The Brownfields RLF Grant will be awarded in the form of a cooperative agreement. RLF Grant recipients are required to provide a cost-share that is calculated as 20% of the total federal RLF Grant funds awarded, unless EPA provides a hardship waiver.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335879

For a list of relevant application documents, see the Package tab (click Preview) on the link listed above.

FAQs: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/frequently-asked-questions-about-multipurpose-assessment-rlf-and-cleanup-grants

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For a list of EPA regional contacts, see page 48 of the RFP document in Supporting Documents, below.

Grants.gov contact:
Jerry Minor-Gordon
minor-gordon.jerry@epa.gov
202-566-1817

If you are experiencing problems resulting in an inability to upload the application to www.grants.gov, it is essential to call www.grants.gov for assistance at 1-800-518-4726 before the application deadline. Applicants who are outside the U.S. at the time of submittal and are not able to access the toll-free number may reach a www.grants.gov representative by calling 606-545-5035.

CFDA Number:

66.818

Funding or Pin Number:

EPA-OLEM-OBLR-21-05

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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