Funding Opportunities

NVCOG brownfields services are made possible by a number of state and federal programs:

EPA Revolving Loan Fund

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Revolving Loan Fund program allows NVCOG to issue grants and loans to municipalities, economic development agencies, non-profits, and developers. These funds can be used for cleanup activities on eligible sites. 

NVCOG was awarded $427,000 in supplemental RLF Funding FY 2016. All funding is committed at this time. 

EPA Assessment Grants

There are two types of EPA assessment grants: petroleum and hazardous. Depending on environmental conditions and history, a site may qualify for petroleum grants, hazardous grants, or both. This funding can be used to develop environmental information for a site in order to better understand existing conditions. This data is leveraged to develop cleanup strategies with the ultimate goal of remediation and reuse. 

NVCOG was awarded a highly competitive $400,000 assessment grant FY 2016. The RBP shortlist, procured through a Request for Qualifications process released in 2016, is utilized to select environmental assessment contractors. See the full list of participating firms here.

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Office of Brownfield Remediation and Redevelopment Municipal Grant Program

DECD grants provide funding for a range of cleanup activities and associated costs, including but not limited to abatement, assessment, demolition, and remediation. 

Connecticut Housatonic Natural Resource Trustee Council

NVCOG recently resecured funding awarded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on behalf of the Connecticut Housatonic Natural Resource Trustee Council to construct a fishing pier at O'Sullivan's Island. Read more


Are you a municipal representative? NVCOG is able to conduct preliminary site investigations with your Regional Brownfields Partnership (RBP) membership. If you are interested in understanding more about brownfield funding opportunities currently available through NVCOG, please contact us. If you have a site you would like considered for available funding please see the pre-application form below:

NVCOG Brownfields Funding Pre-Application


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