Nearly half-a-million dollars is being handed to New Bedford to go towards cleaning up brownfield sites.

The $400,000 comes from the Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Grants, and will be used to clean up sites associated with the former Cliftex Mill property. The two lots on the north side of Manomet Street are adjacent to a property containing two abandoned underground storage tanks filled with petroleum products that have contaminated the lots.

The latest brownfield grants are bringing $4 million of funding to similar clean ups throughout the commonwealth.