About this Service

Oakland has been one of the most successful municipalities in the country at obtaining brownfield grants. These grants have helped to turn many contaminated sites into Oakland brownfield success stories

Brownfield grants are applied for and primarily managed by the Environmental Protection & Compliance unit of the Environmental Services Division. For most State and federal grants, only governmental agencies and non-profits are eligible to apply; however, the City often partners with community-based organizations to identify sites where grant monies can be spent most effectively.