Targeted Sites Investigation Plus (TSI+) Program

Portal ID:
6322
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The purpose of the TSI+ Program is for DTSC to provide assessments, investigations, and cleanup planning to help evaluate real or perceived environmental contamination needed to allow redevelopment of brownfields to safe and productive uses.

Description:

Under the TSI+ Program, Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) provides assessment, investigation, or cleanup planning services at no cost to the applicant.  The TSI+ Program focuses on brownfields for which redevelopment is complicated by the presence or potential presence of environmental contamination.  Then intent of the program is to focus on brownfield properties in communities that are disadvantaged, have environmental justice issues, or are disproportionately burdened by and vulnerable to multiple sources of pollution, such as those with high CalEnviroScreen scores (link opens new window). Site must meet the following eligibility criteria: Brownfields Status: Sites must meet the U.S. EPA definition of a “Brownfield” site, which means 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 and may include petroleum hydrocarbon releases. Redevelopment Planning and Funding: Redevelopment must be in the planning stages or in progress.  Preference is given to sites with a development agreement in place and/or redevelopment funding has been secured.  DTSC cannot consider projects that have been completed. Site Access: Site ownership is not required.  However, applicant must have written authorization and legal permission, from the property owner, to enter the site and provide access for DTSC and its contractor to conduct assessment and investigation activities, including a site visit and field work. The following applicants/properties are not eligible: Applicants responsible for causing or exacerbating environmental contamination on the property Properties owned by or under control of state or federal government Properties subject to an active order, enforcement action, or hazardous waste permit from a federal, state, or local environmental regulatory agency

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible Geographies:

Site must be located 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.
September 30, 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
June 30, 2022

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$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.
$45,000 – $150,000
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.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

TSI+ Program is funded by DTSC’s CERCLA 128(a) State and Tribal Response Program Grant, from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA Grant Number - RP-98T06201).

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).
None

Funding Method Notes:

DTSC does not provide funds to the grantee. DTSC pays a contractor directly to provide environmental services to the grantee. Payment is in services provided.

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Triss Chesney, 1-714-484-5419, triss.chesney@dtsc.ca.gov