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Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grant Fact Sheet

Delta Redevelopment Institute


EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. EPA funds eligible applicants through assistance agreements to provide training, research, and technical assistance to facilitate brownfields revitalization.


The Delta Redevelopment Institute is a nonprofit environmental and economic organization that provides technical assistance to revitalize blighted communities. The Institute was formed in 1998 to work for a cleaner environment, healthier communities, and a greener economy in the Great Lakes Region. It provides expert services to business, government and community-based partners to create opportunities in blighted areas. The Institute redevelops brownfields, designs innovative development strategies, creates flexible financing, and advocates for policies that support a sustainable future.


Delta Redevelopment Institute

Project Focus:
Creating Demand and Building Capacity in Weak Market Communities

Project Period:
October 2008 to September 2011

Estimated Annual Funding Amount:

Project Description:
The Delta Redevelopment Institute will examine new reuse opportunities for brownfield sites in weak market communities. These opportunities will be linked to new green policies, such as climate change action plans, green building activities, and waste recycling mandates. The project will advance existing research on greener cleanups, and produce educational material in user-friendly form for local stakeholders. Training tools and technical assistance will help to build capacity and vision for more sustainable redevelopment of brownfields in a variety of weak market communities.


For further information, including specific grant contacts, additional grant information, brownfields news and events, and publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields web site or call 202-566-2777.

Visit the Delta Redevelopment Institute web siteExit EPA Disclaimer for further information about its brownfields technical assistance activities. For more information about this project, call 312-554-0900, ext. 21.

* The information presented in this fact sheet comes from the grant proposal; EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of this information. The implementation plan for the grant has not yet been finalized. Therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.

EPA 560-F-08-285
September 2008
United States
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)

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