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Brownfields Assistance and Funding

Assistance and Funding

new ass fund pic for brownfields 400The City’s Brownfields Program provides assistance to private property owners, community organizations, and agencies for development sites throughout the City of Los Angeles. The Program provides various types of assistance including on-call technical assistance, assisting site owners in identifying government grant programs to pay for site assessment and remediation. In some cases the Program provides assessment and remediation services, and assistance in understanding assessment and remediation requirements.

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City of Los Angeles Brownfields Program:

Provides site assessment, and remedial planning to private, non-profit and LA City entities. Sites must meet eligibility criteria and be located in the City of Los Angeles in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) (low income) areas. Services available vary with program funding.

US EPA Brownfields Grants:

Funding available for environmental assessments for eligible sites.
More information at http://epa.gov/brownfields/.

State of California Brownfields Funding


Pollution Control Finance Authority CAL REUSE Program:

There are two programs: One is a loan program that covers site assessment, the other covers site remediation. Grants and loans are available up to $500,000 for assessments and eligible remediation projects.

More information at www.treasurer.ca.gov/cpcfa/calreuse.asp.
Contact: Jason L. Bradley, Program Manager 916-653-3376 or jbradley@treasurer.ca.gov

 

Department of Toxic Substances Control Targeted Site Investigations:

A competitive grant program that provides environmental investigative services to public and private entities. DTSC oversees the investigation and develops a report at no cost to the applicant.

More information at www.dtsc.ca.gov/sitecleanup/brownfields.loans_grants.cfm.
Contact: Maryam Tasnif-Abbasi, 714-484-5489 or mtasnif@dtsc.ca.gov


Department of Toxic Substances Control Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Program:

A brownfields cleanup loan program that provides loans from $200,000 to $900,000 at interest rates from 2% to 4.5% to public and private entities. Environmental assessment of the site must be completed. Some grant funding may be available.

Contact: Maryan Tasuif-Abbassi 714-484-5489 or mtasnif@dtsc.ca.gov


Water Resources Control Board Orphan Site Cleanup Fund (OSCF Program):

Provides grants to public and private entities to remediate sites where there is no responsible party to pay for cleanup. The principal source of the contamination must be from a petroleum underground storage tank. Qualifying applicants did not contribute to the release and are not eligible for the UST Cleanup Fund described below.

More information at www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterissues/programs/ustcf/oscf/orphanust_fs.pdf
Contact: Kelli Garver 916-341-5714 or kelli.garver@waterboards.ca.gov


California Petroleum Underground Storage Tank (UST) Cleanup Fund:

Reimburses UST owners the cost of remediation due to releases from petroleum, underground storage tanks. Costs for removal of USTs are not covered. Sites must be in compliance with regulations to qualify. Applicants can be private or public entities.

More information at www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/ustcf/
Contact: Natalie Daniel 800-813-3863.

 

SB 445- Site Cleanup Subaccount Program:

This is a new funding program allowing the SWRCB to issue grants for projects that remediate threats to groundwater. The grants are not limited to public agencies and non-profits.

More information at www.waterboards.ca.gov