While funding can be used throughout the State, NJEDA’s Brownfields Impact Fund program will target Community Collaborative Initiative (CCI) cities which have high instances of brownfields, poverty, health disparities and need for revitalization. For the first three months of the program, eligibility will be limited to CCI cities.
Prior to closing, NJEDA will submit loans and grants to USEPA for applicant and site eligibility. Projects that have been approved for grants through other NJEDA programs, including, but not limited to the Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund (HDSRF) program may eligible for the Brownfield Impact Fund, however the applicant must demonstrate to the Authority that the uses of the funds for the Brownfield Impact Fund are not duplicative of the uses from other NJEDA grants.
Applicants may leverage funding from other federal, state, and/or local grant programs to the extent allowable under USEPA Brownfield RLF grant program rules.