What other federal sources are available for brownfield cleanup and redevelopment?

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What other federal sources are available for brownfield cleanup and redevelopment?

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Nearly two dozen federal programs have been tapped – typically as part of broader financing packages – to address, in total, the complete array of brownfield redevelopment needs: • brownfield redevelopment/revitalization planning • property acquisition • environmental site assessment • removal or remediation of contamination • site clearance, demolition, and debris removal • installation or upgrade of necessary infrastructure • rehabilitation of buildings as part of redevelopment • construction of related improvements that enhance property value and improve its marketability Depending on specific need and intended reuse, the most commonly used federal programs include: • HUD’s Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) • CDBG “entitlement” grants are allocated annually to cities with more than 50,000 people; small cities can apply to their states for competitive CDBG grants (with states setting project priorities) • One of the most flexible federal sources, CDBG can address conditions o