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According to an agency release, communities in 46 states, four tribes, and two U.S. Territories will share in these grants, which include $37.3 million from the Recovery Act and $74.6 million from the EPA Brownfields general program funding.
In all, 252 applicants were selected to receive 389 grants: 104 under recovery act funds totaling $25.8 million, and 149 under general program funds totaling $41 million
Revolving Loan Fund Grants will provide funding for communities to capitalize a revolving loan fund and to provide sub-grants to carry out clean-up activities at Brownfields sites. Revolving loan funds are generally used to provide low interest loans for Brownfields cleanups, the EPA said. This includes three under recovery act funds totaling $4 million, and 17 under general program funds totaling $18.6 million.
Cleanup Grants provide funding for grant recipients to carryout cleanup activities at Brownfield sites they own. The agency announced 39 of these under recovery act funds totaling $7.5 million, and 77 under general program funds totaling $15 million.