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Brownfields Program


Ali Furmall
(505) 827-0078

Rebecca Cook
(505) 827-0171


Upcoming Brownfields Conferences and Training Events

New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Conference

October 26 - 28, 2016

Ruidoso Convention Center ~ 111 Sierra Blanca Dr., Ruidoso

The 21st Annual New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Conference is taking place October 26 - 28, 2016 at the Ruidosa Convention Center.  The NMED Brownfields Program is participating in a panel discussion entitled Brownfields: Finding, Financing, Fixing, and Future Use. This panel will include representatives from NM Department of Economic Development, Kansas State University, and EPA Headquarters.

The discussion will focus on:

  • identifying and prioritizing brownfields in your community
  • resources available for brownfields assessment and cleanup
  • resources available for redevelopment after cleanup
  • how to incorporate public health considerations as part of land revitalization

The Brownfields Program will also have a table at the event and will be on hand to answer questions about the services we offer.

For more information and to register, please visit the NMIFC website:

Brownfields Funding Opportunities

ANNOUNCING New Request for Proposals

FY 2017 Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grant Guidelines

These Brownfields grants may be used for assessment and cleanup activities at sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum).

The proposal submission deadline is December 20, 2016.

For more information and to download Assessment and Cleanup Grant Guidelines visit:

EPA Brownfields Grant Funding:


A brownfield is a property whose redevelopment is complicated by the presence of contamination or perceived contamination. It could be an old gas station, vacant motel, former industrial site, an abandoned dump, etc.  

Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties can restore the environment, reduce health risks, eliminate blight, revitalize downtowns, create jobs, increase local tax bases, and create a sense of community pride.



Luna Lodge on Route 66, Albuquerque. Remediated in 2012

NMED can assist your community with its brownfield redevelopment project.

Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA)

NMED offers free environmental evaluations of brownfield properties. Services include:

  • Phase I site assessments
  • Cleanup planning
  • Environmental investigations
    (sampling and analysis)
  • Remediation cost estimates
  • Asbestos and lead paint surveys


Local government units, tribal governments, quasi-public entities (such as community development organizations), and non-profit entities are eligible to request a TBA.

NMED considers the following criteria in prioritizing requests: feasibility of property redevelopment or reuse, potential economic/environmental/health benefits to the community, project timetable, and availability of funding.

EPA Region 6 also provides TBA services in the event that NMED cannot currently accommodate your request.

Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund

It is usually easier to find funding for redevelopment of a site than for cleanup. NMED offers low-interest loans with favorable terms that can be used for remediating contamination at an eligible brownfield site. The funds may also be used for asbestos removal or abatement. The availability of cleanup funding can leverage the other funding needed – on average, $18 for every dollar of brownfields funding.

Contact us to discuss the eligibility of your project and the application process.

Application forms:


Technical Assistance

Brownfield redevelopment requires community planning, environmental expertise, public and private partners, and familiarity with a myriad of potential sources of assistance. NMED can help you connect to the resources you need to make your project a Brownfields success story.

Assistance is also available through EPA’s Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program.

Voluntary Remediation Program

Participants who successfully complete the VRP receive site closure documentation from NMED and liability protection for lenders and future purchasers.



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