Gabrielle Bronstein

Gabrielle Bronstein

TFG will be hosting a comprehensive hour-long webinar on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPAs) Brownfield Grant programs on October 9, 2019 at 2 PM EST. The EPA is expected to release the FY 2020 solicitations for Brownfields during the Fall of 2019.

A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Brownfields Programs prime communities for economic development through providing funding to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. The webinar will cover in-depth three specific Brownfields programs:

  • Assessment Grants
  • Cleanup Grants
  • Multipurpose Grants

TFG will help attendees to understand the basis for each program and discuss eligibility requirements, priority projects, and tips for submitting a successful application. The webinar will also cover the recent changes to the Federal Brownfields Law and prepare applicants to make any necessary changes to previously submitted applications.

The webinar will be hosted by Karl Kalbacher, PG, TFG’s Director of Grants, and expert in Brownfield applications.

Click here to register today or contact your client manager for questions.

On September 5, 2019 the Bureau of Reclamation announced awards through the WaterSMART: Small-Scale Water Efficiency Grants program. The program awarded $4.1 million to 63 different projects in multiple states throughout the western United States. 
WHAT DOES IT FUND? This investment assistance will help communities and regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies through a variety of non-construction and construction projects to address challenges in areas where a Presidential declaration of a major disaster was issued. Click here for more information. 
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? District organizations, Indian Tribes or a consortium of Indian Tribes, states, local governments, institutions of higher education and public or private non-profit organizations 
WHEN'S IT DUE? Rolling 
WHAT DOES IT FUND? The purpose of this program is to assist eligible applicants in converting reentry and permanent supportive housing (PSH) service contracts into outcomes-based contracts in order to ensure accountability and improve performance with regard to recidivism reduction (categories 1 and 2), and increasing nights housed and emergency service savings (category 2). Click here for more information. 
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, local governments, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments 
WHEN'S IT DUE? October 15, 2019 
WHAT DOES IT FUND? Local Foods, Local Places supports locally led, community-driven efforts to protect air and water quality, preserve open space and farmland, and boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses, improve access to healthy local food, and promote childhood wellness. Rather than providing monetary funds, this program provides recipients with a two-day community workshop wherein a team of experts will help community members develop an implementable action plan that promotes local food and neighborhood revitalization. Click here for more information. 
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Local government, Indian tribes, non-profit organizations, and U.S. territories 
WHEN'S IT DUE? September 30, 2019 
WHAT DOES IT FUND? This WaterSMART programs supports projects that build long-term resilience to drought and reduce the need for emergency response actions. Resiliency projects are intended to increase the reliability of water supplies; improve water management; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought. Click here for more information. 
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in the Western United States
WHEN'S IT DUE? October 16, 2019 (FY20); October 14, 2020 (FY21)
WHAT DOES IT FUND? Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support communities that have undergone a comprehensive local planning process and are ready to implement their "Transformation Plan" to redevelop the neighborhood. Projects may include redeveloping severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted housing and catalyzing critical improvements in the neighborhood, including vacant property, housing, businesses, services, and schools. Click here for more information. 
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Public housing authorities (PHAs), local government, tribal entities, non-profit organizations, and for-profit developers 
WHEN'S IT DUE? November 4, 2019 
WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program provides funding for projects that result in quantifiable water savings and support broader water reliability benefits. Projects conserve and use water more efficiently; increase the production of hydropower; mitigate conflict risk in areas at a high risk of future water conflict; and accomplish other benefits that contribute to water supply reliability in the western United States. Click here for more information. 
WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in the Western United States or United States Territories 
WHEN'S IT DUE? October 3, 2019 (FY 2020); September 30, 2020 (FY 2021)