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The Superfund Redevelopment Program is designed to provide technical assistance to communities interested in restoring and reusing formerly contaminated land.
An EPA’s Regional Redevelopment Coordinator can assist in identifying a set of services that meets the needs of the site team and local community. Technical assistance can include one or more of the following services.
- Redevelopment planning (e.g., developing a reuse concept plan), community engagement (e.g., developing a reuse steering committee), and interagency facilitation and collaboration (e.g., designing stakeholder meetings), which can be found here.
- Sustainable Redevelopment projects are also eligible and can include:
- Supporting alternative and renewable energy sources (e.g, installing solar panels)
- Restoring lands that improve soil health, water quality, and air quality (e.g., creating wetlands, adding soil amendments, revegetating a site)
- Revitalizing communities to improve quality of life (e.g., creating greenspace along main streets)
- Supporting community health and wellness through recreation (e.g., creating open space and parks)
- Implementing green infrastructure (e.g., managing stormwater through tree plantings along a creek)
- Creating green buildings and sustainable landscapes (e.g., building a green roof to capture excess stormwater runoff and create native pollinator habitat)
- Promoting environmental education to build long-term capacities (e.g, education signage, interactive teaching sites)
State, local, and tribal governments are all eligible recipients, as well as tribal governments, U.S. territories, individuals, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations. Nonprofit organizations that conduct political lobbying, like 501(c)(4) registered nonprofits, are not eligible for EPA funding.
Approx Annual Funding Amount
While this varies year-to-year, Superfund Redevelopment Program’s Regional Seeds technical assistance is funded at approximately $500,000 each year. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invested an additional $3.5 billion in the Superfund program intended to clear a backlog of cleanup at sites in the Superfund inventory.
Cost Share Requirements
There are no cost share requirements.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
See an up-to-date map of regional contacts here.
This program is covered under the Justice40 Initiative.