Community Development Grants Division
3 Pond Road
Gloucester, MA 01930
Ph: (978) 325-5230
Monday - Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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.