Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grant Program

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The Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grant Program purpose is to help facilitate assessing and cleaning up contaminated sites by granting funds to nonprofits, tribal entitles, and local governments.


The RLF Grant Program provides grants to help nonprofits, tribal entities, and local governments who are not potentially liable under CERCLA section 107 assess or clean up brownfields that they own. DTSC accepts applications continuously, subject to fund availability.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible borrowers include non-responsible local governments, nonprofit organizations, and tribal entities.

Eligible Geographies:

Site must be in California.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Continuous basis
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Case-by-case basis

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$0 – $350,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) initially provided the funding for the program.

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

DTSC reimburses Grantee invoice batches.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


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