Equitable Community Revitalization Grants (ECRG)

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DTSC’s Office of Brownfields Equitable Community Revitalization Grant will provide approximately $185 million in grants through a competitive process for: Community-wide Assessments, Site-specific Investigations, and Site-specific Cleanups


The Department of Toxic Substances Control's (DTSC) Site Mitigation and Restoration Program Office of Brownfield manages the Equitable Community Revitalization Grant, which provides approximately $185 million in grants through a competitive process for investigations and cleanup of brownfields, in disadvantaged, vulnerable communities, to protect public health and provide opportunities for community revitalization.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible entities must meet the federal definition of a “brownfield” and either own or provide written site access. Each site has a CalEnviroScreen (CES) Score of 75% or greater. If the CES Score is less than 75%, the CES Poverty percentile must be 50% or greater or the reuse is 100% affordable housing.  See the Grant Guidelines on the Grantor's Website (https://dtsc.ca.gov/ecrg-new-applicant-resources/) for additional eligibility criteria.


Eligible Geographies:

Site is in the State of 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.
Round Two: 2/2024
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
2 years

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.
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:

Senate Bill 158, as amended by Assembly Bill 203, provides DTSC's ECRG funds.

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:

Once DTSC awards a grant, DTSC and grantee will execute a grant agreement. The grantee will submit batches of invoices of $15,000 or more and DTSC will reimburse grantee invoices via check.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Maryam Tasnif-Abbasi E-mail: ECRG@dtsc.ca.gov or, 1-714-484-5300, Maryam.Tasnif-Abbasi@dtsc.ca.gov