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

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

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.​


Get Started

​​Lenders, developers, businesses, and municipalities may contact the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) or CHFA for a loan application.

CHFA Community Development Lending