The Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Program provides communities grant funding and technical assistance to develop area-wide, community-based plans to effectively redevelop brownfields and other vacant and abandoned sites, transforming them into catalytic properties that facilitate community investment and improvement.
Brownfield redevelopment begins with a planning process that enables communities to articulate a clear vision, goals, and strategies for redevelopment of brownfield sites and broader community revitalization.
State Designation of a Brownfield Opportunity Area affirms the commitment of communities and New York State to realize the vision and goals established during the planning process.
With a community-supported plan in place, municipalities and private sector partners can begin to realize the vision and goals of the BOA plan. Designated BOA communities are eligible to access additional State funding and assistance to jumpstart the redevelopment process.