The Department of Toxic Substances Control’s Office of Brownfields’ Equitable Communities Revitalization Grant (ECRG) provides funds to incentivize cleanup and investment in disadvantaged areas of California. ECRG is setting a new path for land use that will have immediate and lasting benefits for communities, parks and green spaces, commercial enterprises, and housing.
Apply for grant funding to help Californian government units, nonprofit organizations, and Tribes assess, clean up and reuse idled and contaminated properties in the state’s environmental justice communities.
The application deadline is April 4, 2022.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity for grant assistance to clean up and revitalize our communities.
California’s 2021 and 2022 budgets provide $500 million to the Department of Toxic Substances Control to support community revitalization. The funds are available over four years to accelerate the investigation and cleanup of contaminated properties in environmental justice communities. This funding is referred to as the Cleanup in Vulnerable Communities Initiative. A portion of this funding is for establishing the Equitable Community Revitalization Grant (ECRG)—a grant program to incentivize cleanup and investment in disadvantaged areas of California.
Equitable Community Revitalization Grant – Learn more about the program and how to use this funding to advance your communities brownfields and remediation projects.
Brownfields and Voluntary Remediation – Brownfield and voluntary remediation projects protect human health and the environment while restoring beneficial use to properties. SCS Engineers is a pioneer in supporting the public-private partnerships for these types of redevelopment. SCS helped redevelop environmentally impaired real estate more than 25 years before the term Brownfield was coined. Learn more about the possibilities for your community and how to select a brownfields remediation professional for timely and compliant delivery of the benefits.
ECRG Flyer – Provides the basics on this new and important funding along with a timetable.