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EPA Brownfields Program

EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002, as amended by the Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development Act of 2018, was passed to help states and communities around the country clean up and revitalize brownfield sites. Under this law, EPA provides financial assistance to eligible applicants through five competitive grant programs: Multipurpose Grants, Assessment Grants, Revolving Loan Fund Grants, Cleanup Grants, and Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants. Additionally, funding support is provided to state and tribal response programs through a separate mechanism.

Revolving Loan Fund Grant


EPA has selected the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LADEQ) for a Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grant. The grant will be used to capitalize a revolving loan fund from which LADEQ will provide loans and subgrants to support cleanup activities. Grant funds also will be used to market the revolving loan fund program and support community outreach activities. Revolving loan fund activities will focus on sites throughout the state including three main target areas impacted by major flooding events and the petroleum industry downturn: the Historic Ouachita Riverfront; Shreveport Common; and Arabi Riverfront. Priority sites in these target areas include Louisiana's first Coca-Cola Bottling facility, a former Hospital, an underground storage tank facility, an abandoned warehouse and auto repair shop, and a former Ford Model T manufacturing facility. The Shreveport Common and Arabi Riverfront target areas are located in Qualified Opportunity Zones.


For further information, including specific grant contacts, additional grant information, brownfields news and events, and publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/brownfields).

EPA Region 6 Brownfields Team
EPA Region 6 Brownfields Web site (https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/epa-region-6-south-central-brownfields)

Grant Recipient: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, LA

The information presented in this fact sheet comes from the grant proposal; EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of this information. The cooperative agreement for the grant has not yet been negotiated. Therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.

May 2020
United States
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Land and
Management (5105T)

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