The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that $3 million is available in new funding opportunities for the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties all across Rhode Island, known as brownfields. Primary funding for the grants include $2 million from the 2018 Green Economy Bond, which was passed by more than 79 percent of RI voters. The remaining $1 million comes from savings realized from previous rounds of grants.
The RFP is now open with an application deadline of 4:00 pm on Friday, September 18, 2020. Government, private, and community agencies are eligible to apply. Project selection will be determined on a competitive basis. Electronic submissions are required, hard copies will not be accepted. The application form is available at http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/benviron/waste/pdf/bsprfapp.pdf. Click here for the full Announcement of Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2020 Brownfields Remediation and Economic Development Fund.
PS&H counsel Christian Capizzo of the firm’s Land Use & Environmental Law Group is ready to answer questions that you may have regarding how to apply for this new round of grant funding for redevelopment projects.