U.S. EPA FY19 Brownfield Multi-Purpose, Assessment and Cleanup (MAC) Grants - Applications due January 31
U.S. EPA FY19 Brownfield Multi-Purpose, Assessment and Cleanup (MAC) Grant Competition Now Open
Due – Jan. 31, 2019 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time)
Guidance for the FY 2019 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield Grants is available at the links below. Applications must be submitted through grants.gov. Check out the helpful grant link.
There are substantial changes to this year’s guidance:
- Existing EPA Brownfields Assessment grant applicants must demonstrate that 70% of funds has been drawn (by January1, 2019) by attaching a copy of the ASAP financial record or general ledger entries. If you have difficulty obtaining this record, contact your EPA project officer.
- Cover Letter is now the Narrative Information Sheet; it still needs to be on applicant letterhead
- Expanded focus on conducting planning activities under Assessment grants (see the Planning Fact Sheets Table below).
- 501(c)(3) organizations can apply for Assessment and Multipurpose grants (in addition to the non-profits that have been able to apply for Cleanup grants)
- Brownfield sites where EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant funds were previously expended may not receive additional Cleanup Grant funding in FY19.
Ranking Criteria Narrative
- 10-page limit for Assessment and Cleanup grant applications
- 12-page limit for Multipurpose grant applications
- Four Ranking Criteria this year (decrease from 5 in previous years)
- No Community Support Letters, Demographic Table or Cumulative Environmental Issues
- No specific apportionment of funding for Petroleum and Hazardous Substances
- The Cleanup grant limit has increased to $500,000 to address one or more brownfield sites (one proposal, multiple sites).
- Multipurpose grant limit is $800,000
- Multipurpose grant recipients must complete at least one Phase II environmental site assessment, one cleanup, and an overall plan for revitalization.
- EPA anticipates being able to award only approximately 10 Multipurpose Grants in FY19.
- ï€ª Multipurpose Projects that allocate at least 70% of grant funds for tasks directly related to site- specific work, including site assessments, remediation, and associated tasks (with at least $200,000 designated for tasks directly associated with site remediation) will be reviewed more favorably.
All applications must be submitted through www.Grants.gov using the “Workspace” feature. Information on the Workspace feature can be found at the Grants.gov Workspace Overview Page at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/workspace-overview.html. Although the posting is not on grants.gov yet, it will be by the end of the week.
State Letter of Support – A letter from the state is required as part of the application. A request form is posted at http://dca.ky.gov/brownfields/Documents/Request%20for%20State%20Letter%20of%20Support%202012.pdf. Submitted the completed form to Herb Petitjean.
Helpful Grant Writing Resources
Grants.gov Tips and Grants.gov Workspace
Brownfield Grant Informational Resources
Environmental Data Resources
DCA Grant Writing Resources Page
Sample Grant Applications (formatted to previous guidance)
Grant Review And Feedback Options
The Brownfield Redevelopment Program will be holding its annual grant review party to help applicants strengthen their applications. Participants will bring several copies of their grants for review and will leave with feedback from program staff, consultants and peers. There is no charge for this event.
Brownfield Grant Review Party
Friday Jan. 18, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern
300 Sower Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
Conference Room 111
You must register to attend.