Affordable Housing Cleanup grants

Ecology has developed the Affordable Housing Cleanup Grant Program (AHCGP) to help advance environmental cleanups for affordable housing developments. These grants can cover remedial action costs, including planning, investigative, and technical work needed to clean up contaminated sites. The purpose of the AHCGP is to expedite the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites into affordable housing use and lessen the impact of cleanup costs.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: To be announced for the 2023–25 Biennium
  • Funding allocated:
  • Grant award limit: none
  • Amount of matching funds required: Varies by project

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

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If you have questions about a potential cleanup project for affordable housing development and whether it qualifies for an AHCG, contact Tamara Cardona-Marek.

Funding is available for the following entities:

An AHCG can be awarded to any person, including public or private affordable housing developer(s), for investigating and remediating a contaminated site under an order or consent decree to help redevelop the property or properties for affordable housing use after remediation activities.

  • Environmental site assessments
  • Remedial investigations
  • Feasibility studies
  • Cleanup construction
  • Interim actions
  • Site planning
  • Community involvement

More information about this funding program

Cultural resource review

For ground-disturbing remedial actions to be eligible for grant funding, Ecology or another state or federal agency must consult with the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation and affected Tribes before cleanup actions begin. Our cultural resource review webpage has more details about this requirement.