The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that $3 million is available in new funding opportunities for the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties all across Rhode Island, known as brownfields. Primary funding for the grants include $2 million from the 2018 Green Economy Bond, which was passed by more than 79 percent of RI voters. The remaining $1 million comes from savings realized from previous rounds of grants.
The RFP is now open with an application deadline of September 18, 2020. Final proposals and supporting materials are due by 4 PM on Friday, September 18, 2020. Government, private, and community agencies are eligible to apply. Project selection will be determined on a competitive basis. Electronic submissions are required, hard copies will not be accepted. The application form is available at http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/benviron/waste/pdf/bsprfapp.pdf. Click here for the full Announcement of Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2020 Brownfields Remediation and Economic Development Fund.