Investigating Site Contamination Program (ISCP)

Portal ID:
1626
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Loan
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

Department of Toxic Substances Control's (DTSC) ISCP offers loans to eligible applicants, including governmental entities, private businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations, to help finance environmental site assessments.

Description:

DTSC's ISCP Loan Program provides low-interest loans for property owners, developers, community groups, and local governments to conduct preliminary endangerment assessment of underutilized urban properties. If redevelopment of property is determined not to be economically feasible, up to 75 percent of the loan amount can be waived.

Per Health and Safety Code § 25395.30, applicant must not have any: Felony convictions or misdemeanors involving the regulation of hazardous materials; Felony convictions or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude, including, but not limited to, the crimes of fraud, bribery, falsification of records, perjury, forgery, conspiracy, profiteering, or money laundering; or Violations of any administrative order or agreement issued by or entered into with any federal, state, or local agency that requires response action at a site.

Once the Loan agreement has been executed, a check will be made out to the applicant. The applicant must be able to provide the DTSC with eligible costs and corresponding receipts.

Period of Performance: Dependent on project. The loan repayment period begins upon certification or completion of the response action or two (2) years after disbursement of the loan funds, whichever comes first. The repayment period is up to seven (7) years.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Eligible applicants include: urban property owners, developers, and local governments. 

Eligible Geographies:

Urban properties only. Per Health and Safety Code § 25395.20, eligible properties include brownfields or underutilized properties in California.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Ongoing
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Continuous basis
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
See "Grant Description."

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$4,500,000
Expected number of awards 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.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award 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 – $100,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
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 Method: 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).
  • Advance(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Loan: Once the Loan agreement has been executed, a check will be made out to the applicant. The applicant must be able to provide the DTSC with eligible costs and corresponding receipts.

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Maryam Tasnif-Abbasi, 1-714-484-5489, Maryam.Tasnif-Abbasi@dtsc.ca.gov