0974 Pollution Control Financing Authority
Program Descriptions


This program assists with the reuse and redevelopment of underutilized properties with real or perceived contamination issues (brownfields). CALReUSE addresses a funding and information gap in the development of brownfields to help bring these properties into productive reuse. The CALReUSE Assessment Program provides forgivable loans of up to $300,000 per brownfield site, or $500,000 for sites that will ultimately result in housing. The funds assist with brownfield site assessment and characterization, technical assistance, remedial action plans and site access. Eligible projects include sites with potential beneficial reuse not currently redeveloped due to lack of information about real or perceived contamination, uncertainty about clean up costs, or concerns regarding time frames and the regulatory process. Priority is given to projects located in distressed neighborhoods with demonstrated community support. Additionally, Proposition 1C, the Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006, included provisions to fund brownfield cleanup that resulted in the expansion of CALReUSE. The CALReUSE Remediation Program received $60 million in Proposition 1C funds and provides up to $5 million per project in loans and grants for the purpose of brownfield cleanup that promotes infill residential and mixed-used development, consistent with regional and local land use plans.