King County Brownfields program no longer in operation
The King County Brownfields Program in no longer in operation. Other brownfields resources may be found at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency external link , the Washington State Department of Ecology external link and the Washington State Department of Commerce external link .
Contaminated sites can harm the environment, contribute to blight and hinder economic development. A Brownfield site is defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as "real property, the expansion, redevelopment or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant."
The King County Brownfields Program provided assistance to qualified private individuals and businesses, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities within King County to assess and clean up contaminated sites, or Brownfields.
Types of assistance that were provided
- Technical assistance for site assessment and cleanup
- Grants for assessment and cleanup
- Low-interest loans for cleanup
Who was eligible?
- Private individuals and businesses
- Nonprofit organizations