Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund

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What is a Brownfield?

A brownfield is a property where expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by environmental contaminants. Lack of information may contribute to the stigma of a brownfield site. Example properties include abandoned gas stations, underused industrial or commercial properties, buildings where lead‑based paint or asbestos are concerns, meth-impacted buildings, and for vehicle/equipment maintenance facilities. If left alone, a brownfield can pose numerous challenges for investment, can limit the potential of a neighborhood, and can be a threat to safety and health.

The City of Cheyenne's Revolving Loan Fund can make subsidized loans and subgrants for cleanup brownfield sites in Laramie County. The RLF is a flexible, low-interest alternative to a traditional loan.

Who is eligible to apply for assistance?

  • Any private or public entity with control or access to the brownfield site is eligible to apply for a loan. The loan applicant does not need to own the site.
  • States, municipalities, Tribes, non-profits, redevelopment agencies and other quasi-governmental entities created by the state or municipalities may apply for both loans and subgrants.
  • You are not eligible for assistance if you were the past owner or operator during release of contamination, if you caused or contributed to the contamination, if you generated or transported the contamination, or if you purchased the site without perming All Appropriate Inquiry, including Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment.

Why use the Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund?

The Brownfield RLF offers grants and/or loans in combination with others sources of funds. Loans are at low interest rates and have flexible repayment and collateral terms. This low-cost financing for the cleanup of eligible properties helps a project reach reuse and redevelopment.

Steps to request RLF assistance

  1. For questions about the RLF, or to discuss your project, contact Mark Christensen at (307) 637-6352
  2. EPA will review a Site Eligibility Form(DOC, 63KB) specific to the RLF. Sites previously eligible for Assessment require new eligibility review.
  3. The Cheyenne, WY Coalition will review the application form and authorize use of funds based on need, benefit of the proposed redevelopment to the community, and matching contributions offered by the landowner. Minimum requirement is matching funds at 20% of RLF contribution. Match can be cash, non-federal grants, in-kind labor, equipment services, or materials for EPA-eligible environmental expenses.

Cheyenne, WY Brownfield Coalition

Policies and Procedures(PDF, 231KB)

Name  Organization Term
Lori Schoene, Chair ANB Bank

August 28, 2018 -

August 28, 2021

Gregg Jones, Vice Chair Jonah Bank

August 28, 2019 -

August 28, 2022

Jeff White Cheyenne City Council

August 28, 2020 -

August 28, 2022

Buck Holmes Laramie County Board of Commissioners

August 28, 2020 -

August 28, 2022

Anthony Ortiz Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority

December 17, 2020 -

December 17, 2022

Rita Meyer Rocky Mountain Power, Co.

August 28, 2018 -

August 28, 2021

Dominic Valdez Remax Real Estate

August 28, 2018 -

August 28, 2021