Local government entities and some non-profits within the State of North Carolina may be eligible to apply for assistance through the federal EPA Brownfields Program. The below information should help you navigate the federal application process.
EPA New Grantee Workshops Scheduled
New grantee workshops cover many usefile topics for both new and existing grantees. Topics generally include: workplan requirements, compliance with grant Terms and Conditions, community engagement, and quality assurance. Attending these workshops are eligible grant expenses - just make sure they're included in your approved workplan and budget. Grantees can go to either workshop location, but state Brownfields representatives will likely only be attending their designated workshop. Please be sure to register online!
In addition to the new grantee workshop, we will also have a grant writing workshop on the afternoon of the second day for anyone interested in writing an application for the FY24 Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup competition. This workshop is open to anyone, so please feel free to forward the information to others interested in applying!
Pelham, Alabama: September 21 – 22, 2023
Recommended States: Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Georgia
Knoxville, Tennessee: October 18 – 19, 2023
Recommended States: Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina
FY2024 Brownfields Multipurpose, Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants
MARC Grant Solicitations for FY2024 will be open later this fall. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds will still be supplementing typical amounts, so its a great year to apply. Interested in applying? Reach out to EPA or DEQ Brownfields staff now! EPA Staff can't provide assistance once the solicitations have been released, so now is the time to ask all the questions! https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/r4
View recent Successful Grant Applications to see downloadable samples of recent successful EPA Brownfields grant applications.
Resources for Communities and Future Applicants
- EPA will be hosting a series of three webinars for assistance agreement (grant) applicants and recipients. These webinars, held on September 19, 26, and 28, 2023 will be on three unique topics. For more information, or to register, see EPA's website: https://www.epa.gov/grants/epa-grants-webinars
- The Development Finance Initiative (DFI) at the UNC School of Government provides specialized finance and development expertise to local governments to attract private investment for projects, including sites where redevelopment has been difficult in the past. DFI partners with communities on building reuse and downtown revitalization, community and neighborhood development, economic development, and more.
- The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand announced that USDA is seeking grant applications for projects to improve housing, community facilities, and community and economic development in rural areas. To view the full list of notices and grants available please see the following link: https://www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/notices-solicitation-applications-nosas.
- The EPA administers small Technical Assistance Grants to communities through the state Brownfields Programs, currently, one grant is awarded per state, in the amount of $20,000 and is intended for technical advisory support or market research funding. The 2021 TAG community in North Carolina was the Town of Mayodan, and the state submitted an application on its behalf. If your community has need for such assistance as outlined on the EPA website, please contact one of the below EPA liaisons. https://www.epa.gov/superfund/technical-assistance-grant-tag-program
The EPA press release and detailed and searchable information on the following grantees may be found here: https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicants-selected-fy-2023-brownfields-multipurpose-assessment-revolving-loan-fund.
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Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact our EPA Liaisons listed below:
Joselyn Harriger: by phone at 980-297-4623 (cell) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aditi C. Posek: by phone at 919-707-8161 (office) or 919-609-2597 (cell); or by email at email@example.com
Jordan Thompson: by phone at 704-223-6549 (cell); or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org