brownfields revolving loan fund

The Colorado Brownfields RLF provides loans for the clean-up of environmentally contaminated commercial sites.

Projects are eligible for application once the owner has submitted an approved clean-up plan through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Voluntary Clean-up Program.​


By using this program, you are preparing your site for future use and enhancing the local community. Specific benefits include:
    • Statewide availability
    • Flexible financing
    • Reduced interest rates

eligible uses

    • Cleanup actions associated with removing, mitigating or preventing the release or threat of a release of a hazard substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
    • Removal activities, including demolition and/or site preparation that are part of site cleanup.  Loan funds may not be used for pre-cleanup environmental response activities, such as site assessment, identification, and characterization.​


​what is a brownfield?

Idled, abandoned, or under-utilized properties where redevelopment may be complicated by the presence or perceived presence of contamination​.

get started​

​​Lenders, developers, businesses, and municipalities may contact the CDPHE or CHFA for a loan application.

CHFA Community Development Lending​
303.297.2432 or 1.800.877.2432.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment