Division of Development
Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program

Brownfield Opportunity Areas spur economic growth and quality of life

The Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Program was established by the Superfund/Brownfield Law in October 2003 and later revised by the Brownfield Reform Law of 2008. The Superfund/Brownfield legislation amended the General Municipal Law (Article 18-C), which authorizes municipalities to pursue redevelopment and revitalization of economically distressed areas, by adding Section 970-r, to create the BOA Program.

The Program provides resources to New York communities to establish effective revitalization strategies that return dormant and blighted parcels into productive, catalytic properties. Our goal is to work in partnership with local communities and organizations to develop and realize a community vision for redevelopment and community revitalization.

arrow Program Summary

Learn about BOA program, eligible activities, outcomes and benefits.

arrow Designated BOAs

View a map of all current designated BOAs and access full Nomination for those reports on current designated BOAs.

arrow BOA Grant Opportunities

How to apply for grants and funding for brownfield redevelopment.


arrow BOA Designation

Learn how to request BOA designation.

arrow BOA Project Conformance

Tax Credits for qualified NYS Brownfield Cleanup Program sites.

arrow BOA News and Resources

News, Community Profiles, and more.