Financial Assistance

Resources Available for Brownfields Cleanup Overview

Click here for a table that explains the different cleanup funding options for brownfields

Grants and Loans

A variety of grants and loans are available to assist with brownfield reuse projects in Vermont.  See below for general descriptions of the most commonly available funding sources; follow the links for more details.

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation provides technical and financial assistance with environmental site assessment, cleanup planning, and cleanup.  All work is paid for by the Department and performed by pre-qualified contractors.  Click here for more information on the available grants.

This fund is administered by the Agency of Commerce and Community Development in consultation with the Department. Cleanup grants of up to $200,000 per project are available.  Cleanup loans are available in varying amounts depending on project need and the borrower's ability to repay.  Loan terms are 2% fixed for up to 15 years.  Loans may be subordinated and repayment may be deferred to allow time for project to generate revenue.

Vermont’s Regional Planning Commissions (RPC’s) provide technical and financial assistance for environmental site assessment and cleanup planning to eligible brownfield projects within each region.  Work is paid for by the RPC and performed by pre-qualified consultants with the Department's project oversight. Click here for more information on the Regional Assessment Program.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides eligible parties with assistance for environmental site assessment and cleanup. Click here for more information on EPA grants.


Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Waste Management and Prevention Division

Davis Building - 1st Floor
One National Life Drive
Montpelier, VT 05620-3704