Assessment Grants provide funding for developing inventories of brownfields, prioritizing sites, conducting community involvement activities, conducting site assessments, and developing cleanup plans and reuse plans related to brownfield sites. Assessment Grant funds may not be used to conduct cleanups. Individual applicants may apply for a community-wide and/or a site-specific assessment grant, or apply as part of an assessment coalition. Community-wide proposals are appropriate when a specific site is not identified and the applicant plans to spend grant funds on more than one brownfield in its community. Site-specific proposals are appropriate when a specific site has been identified and the applicant plans to spend grant funds on this one site only. Assessment coalition grants are for three or more eligible entities who will perform assessment grant activities within their communities. The performance period for all Assessment Grants is three years.
The following information indicates which entities are eligible to apply for an Assessment Grant:
- Nonprofit organizations are not eligible to apply for an Assessment Grant unless the entity is included as a “General Purpose Unit of Local Government” as defined below.
- General Purpose Unit of Local Government
- Land Clearance Authority or another quasi-governmental entity that operates under the supervision and control of, or as an agent of, a general purpose unit of local government
- Government Entity Created by State Legislature
- Regional Council or group of General Purpose Units of Local Government
- Redevelopment Agency that is chartered or otherwise sanctioned by a state
- Indian tribe other than in Alaska.