DTSC Grant Support

National Expert:  Dan Johnson


The Equitable Community Revitalization Grants (ECRG), through the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), is funding the redevelopment of eligible projects in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities and promoting affordable housing, community uses, revitalization, and equitable recycling of land.

Under the ECRG and other DTSC programs to address brownfields, the DTSC allocates approximately $500,000,000 for grants to municipalities, government agencies, tribes, non-profits, and affordable housing ventures. For the ECRG grant, a pre-qualification application round began in November 2021, with the full application period open through April 4. 2022.

SCS Engineers encourages you to apply for funding.


On our website, we provide links to on-demand webinars and assistance from CCLR to help you understand eligibility and use the application portal. No-cost, no-obligation assistance to applicants is available through the Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) as well. Click here to access them.


Brownfield and remediation projects can be complex. To support you through the entire process successfully, SCS Engineers provides a dedicated team of specialists. From site assessment to funding, cleanup, and construction, we provide our clients with a streamlined approach and create efficiencies that can give them a significant competitive advantage. If you are interested in pursuing Equitable Community Revitalization Grant (ECRG) funding, we offer complimentary consultations and project screenings. After submitting the screening form, one of our DTSC grant experts will reach out to schedule a virtual meeting.

SCS Engineers’ Brownfields Practice is a trusted resource for municipal and real estate clients planning remediation projects. We help shorten the project life-cycle and often the costs, plus we help our clients win EBJ and Phoenix awards for quality and engineering design. Our experts work with you to supplement your understanding of the DTSC brownfields grant opportunities, then help you develop a successful proposal.

In addition to the ECRG funding, our in-house grant specialists are familiar with various environmental funding sources for affordable housing projects and can tailor solutions to your needs.

Our professional engineers and consultants are available to:

  • Review potential sites
  • Identify target sites
  • Develop an appropriate scope and design for diagnostic work and remediation; inclusive of the grant application narrative
  • Prepare cost estimates and budgets
  • Develop your application


This educational video resource covers USEPA and state funding for affordable housing projects and Brownfields redevelopment. This video focuses on California funding, with portions applicable in all states. Click here for the companion slides.


Meet a few of the team at this recent CCIM webinar to help get your deal with environmental issues over the finish line. Want to get there faster? JUMP TO MINUTE 8:14.