A Guidebook of Financial Tools: Paying for Environmental Systems was revised in 2008 and is a product of a collaborative effort among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Finance Program, the Environmental Financial Advisory Board, the university-based Environmental Finance Center Network, and other contributors. Section 9, Tools for Financing Brownfields Redevelopment, evaluates financing tools that the federal government, states, communities, and private sectors can use to finance Brownfields cleanup and redevelopment. The tools include:
Most of the financing tools presented are deeply rooted in local community goals, and include the public and private sectors in a variety of different types of financing arrangements. For each of the 20 tools below, the Guidebook includes a description, actual use, potential use, advantages, limitations, and a reference(s) for further information.
EPA’s Brownfields website provides resources for:
Environmental Finance assists states, tribes, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector to identify financing mechanisms in support of environmental programs and policies that protect human health and the environment.
Grants.gov provides organizations with the ability to search for federal government grant opportunities.
Additional EPA guidance documents may be helpful when searching for additional leveraged resources, such as the 2015 Federal Brownfields Programs Guide and Setting the Stage for Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization.