Redevelopment of contaminated property presents environmental risks and economic uncertainties that can challenge municipalities and developers’ efforts. Grants are available to address environmental issues and help facilitate redevelopment, and large projects often utilize multiple grant funding options.
Grant programs exist at several levels to meet goals such as affordable housing, economic growth, jobs creation, environmental health, infrastructure improvements, and community revitalization.
Grants are available from federal, state and local organizations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brownfields grants are available to fund environmental assessments, cleanups and revolving loans. State and local grants are available to fund environmental investigation and cleanup projects.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
- Metropolitan Council
- Hennepin County, MN
- Ramsey County, MN
- Dakota County, MN
- Minnesota Brownfields
- Lessard Sams Outdoor Heritage Council
- Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Drycleaner Environmental Response and Reimbursement Account (Drycleaner Fund)
- Minnesota Department of Commerce Petrofund
- Minnesota Department of Agriculture Chemical Response and Reimbursement Account
- Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Brownfield Grant Program
- Wisconsin Cleanup and Redevelopment Funding Programs
- Iowa’s Redevelopment Tax Credit Program for Brownfields
- Iowa Department of Natural Resources
- Iowa Economic Development Brownfields Funding Factsheet
- South Dakota Petroleum Release Compensation Fund
- South Dakota Brownfield Revitalization & Economic Development Program
- North Dakota Petroleum Release Compensation Fund
- North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality