NVCOG’s Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund provides below-market-rate loans and subgrants to facilitate the cleanup of contaminated properties for the 27 member Regional Brownfields Partnership service area. The purpose of this program is to assist in the revitalization of these properties to promote economic development and a cleaner environment for the communities in this region.

Loan funds are available to municipalities and other public entities, non-profit agencies and organizations, and private property owners/developers who comply with the eligibility requirements of the EPA.

Subgrants are available only to eligible municipalities and non-profit owners of brownfield properties. The amount of a loan and/or subgrant for which an applicant will be eligible will be at the discretion of the NVCOG Brownfields RLF Program based on individual projects and underwriting considerations.

There is a two-step application process for clean-up grants and loans:

Step 1: Fill out the RLF Pre-Application
Eligible applicants who would like to apply for an RLF grant or loan must first complete the Pre-Application which helps NVCOG staff determine if the site meets EPA eligibility requirements and therefore is eligible to receive EPA cleanup funding.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Ricardo Rodriguez at Rrodriguez@nvcogct.gov with any questions prior to the completion of the Pre-Application.

The completion and approval of this application do not guarantee an award.

Step 2: Fill out the full grant/loan application
Following eligibility approval, the applicant is required to complete a more detailed application which involves collecting financial information and due diligence checks and will be brought to the RBP Revolving Loan Fund Committee for final approval. This application will be provided to the applicant after the completion and approval of the pre-application.

Applicants should allow at least 6-8 weeks’ lead time before the desired startup of any RLF-funded cleanup activities to allow for completion of the application and review process and to conduct EPA’s required planning and public outreach processes.