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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. The Environmental Protection Agency awarded funds to the Vermont Brownfields Revitalization Fund (BRF) to sponsor Brownfield Initiative projects. The BRF offers grants and loans for the remediation of brownfield sites. Loan funding is available to private developers, non-profits, and municipalities. Grant funding is only available to non-profits and municipalities.

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.