Federal and state governments created grants and technical assistances for brownfield revitalization in the U.S. Some local governments, where suffer from multiple brownfields sites, developed their revitalization strategies for brownfields utilizing these assistances. This study compares these strategies and their changes over last two decade in 3 cities in the Northeast. The process of strategy development progresses through following stages: Inventory of brownfield sites, Prioritization in site by site approach, Beginning of area-wide planning, Area-wide revitalization plan for priority areas, Integration of revitalization strategy and comprehensive plan and Expansion of priority areas. Brownfield pilot grants and planning assistances by EPA and states were utilized for development of revitalization strategies and area-wide revitalization plans. State's economic development grants, CDBG and other grants were used for implementation of priority projects.