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Gloucester's Brownfields Programs
Gloucester's Brownfields Programs
Are you looking to purchase a property or expand your business in Gloucester? Do you need information about soil contaminants and assistance with clean-up costs? If so, the City of Gloucester's Brownfields Programs can help you.

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Gloucester's Brownfields Programs

Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund
Contact
Stephen Winslow
Senior Project Manager

Community Development / Grants Division
3 Pond Road
Gloucester, MA  01930

Ph: (978) 281-9781
Fx: (978) 281-9779

Hours
Monday - Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am -12:30 pm
In 2010, the City of Gloucester’s Grants Division was awarded a $400k Supplemental Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund (BCRLF) by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields Division. These funds assist with clean-up of publicly and privately owned Brownfields sites in Gloucester.

Brownfields are 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. However, these properties can be cleaned up and reused for the economic and social benefit of a community. Government, businesses, and communities can participate together in Brownfield initiatives by helping remove barriers to redevelopment, while promoting environmental protection and public health.

Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Funds provide funding for recipients to carry out cleanup activities at Brownfields sites. These loans seek to strengthen the marketplace and encourage stakeholders to leverage resources needed to clean up and redevelop Brownfields sites. When loans are repaid, the loan amount is returned into the fund and re-lent to other borrowers, providing an ongoing source of capital within a community.

Non-profit organizations may be eligible for grant funding from the city’s BCRLF.
Requirements include:
  • Funds may be used to address sites contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum).
  • A 20% cost share, which may be in the form of a contribution of money, labor, material, or services, and must be for eligible and allowable costs.
  • The performance period for a Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan is five years.


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