Brownfields Financial Assistance Programs

The following programs are funded with grants provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund

  • Provides assistance to business owners/real estate developers for the cleanup of brownfields sites. Priority for funding will be based on the extent to which the project meets the City's economic development goals of job creation and retention, increasing the tax base and adding to the inventory of available land for industrial development. The program is available to industrial firms located in or moving into the city of Rochester. Low cost, fixed rate loans are available for projects involving the removal, mitigation or prevention of a release of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.  All loan recipients are required to enroll in one of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) remediation programs and the NYS DEC will provide technical oversight of cleanup activities.