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EPA Brownfields Program

EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002, as amended by the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development Act of 2018, was passed to help states and communities around the country clean up and revitalize brownfields sites. Under this law, EPA provides financial assistance to eligible applicants through four competitive grant programs: assessment grants, revolving loan fund grants, cleanup grants, and job training grants. Additionally, funding support is provided to state and tribal response programs through a separate mechanism.

Revolving Loan Fund Grant

$600,000 for hazardous substances

$200,000 for petroleum

EPA has selected Nye County for a brownfields revolving loan fund coalition grant. The grant will be used to capitalize a revolving loan fund from which Nye County will provide up to four loans and one subgrant to support cleanup activities for sites contaminated with hazardous substances and petroleum. Grant funds also will be used to market the RLF, support community involvement activities, and oversee site cleanup. RLF activities will focus on sites in Nye County and its six coalition county partners. These sites include mine-scarred lands, involuntarily acquired properties, abandoned automotive service stations, and Formerly Utilized Defense Sites. Coalition partners are the Counties of Esmeralda, Lincoln, Mineral, and White Pine in Nevada; Inyo County in California; and the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe on the Duckwater Reservation.


For further information, including specific grant contacts, additional grant information, brownfields news and events, and publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/brownfields).

EPA Region 9 Brownfields Team
EPA Region 9 Brownfields Web site (https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/brownfields-and-land-revitalization-california-arizona-nevada-and-hawaii)

Grant Recipient: Nye County, NV

The information presented in this fact sheet comes from the grant proposal; EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of this information. The cooperative agreement for the grant has not yet been negotiated. Therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.

April 2018
United States
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Land and
Management (5105T)

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