Brownfield Redevelopment Grant

By mmuise
Description:

The Brownfield Redevelopment Grant program promotes redevelopment of qualified brownfield properties by helping cover some of the testing and remediation costs.


Comments on Funding:

1. The total cumulative grant amount for any project for Phase I, II and IV Grants is $200,000. 2. The maximum grant payable for a Phase III Grant is up to 100% of City approved remediation costs or the sum of six (6) consecutive years of Municipal Tax Uplift, as calculated by the City Assessor, whichever is less, per property.

Deadline: Rolling deadline
Eligibility:

Eligibility criteria for all grant phases:

  • The property must be located within the boundaries of the City of Edmonton.
  • The property must have been formerly used for the purposes of gasoline and/or diesel refueling.
  • The current condition of the property must meet the City of Edmonton’s Brownfield definition: “A Brownfield is a site that is under-utilized and where past activities on the site may have caused environmental soil and/or groundwater contamination.” For the purposes of this program these Brownfields exhibit good potential for other uses such as economically viable business opportunities.
  • For Phase III grants, the applicant must own the property. For Phase I, II or IV grants, the applicant does not have to be the owner of the property but the applicant must provide express written consent from the property owner for the Environmental
    Site Assessment (“ESA”) or the Phase IV activity to be undertaken. This must include consent for appropriate access to the property.
  • Property owned by the City of Edmonton, any other municipality or the provincial or federal government is not eligible for a grant under this program.
  • Properties are only eligible for one Phase I, II and III Grant or one Phase I, II and IV Grant.
  • Grant payments will not be paid until the City has reviewed and confirmed that all taxes imposed pursuant to part 10 of the Municipal Government Act, R.S.A. c. M-26, have been paid for any property within the City of Edmonton that is owned by the grant recipient.
Application Steps:

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Documentation Needed:

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Other Things to Note:

Approval of Phase I, II and IV Grants is subject to eligibility criteria as well as budget availability. Approval of a Phase III Grant is subject to eligibility criteria and approvals by the appropriate municipal authorities, including necessary budget approvals.

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