This Web site provides information about environmental projects administered by EPA in the mid-Atlantic states (DE, MD, PA, VA, WV and DC) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The Recovery Act provides funding for significant projects that will help clean the environment, and provide better environmental and public health protection to citizens of the mid-Atlantic region. EPA's portion of the plan will create green jobs that will also help clean contaminated land, produce cleaner drinking water and air quality, spur environmentally-conscious urban and rural re-development and reduce greenhouse gases.
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Recovery Act funding includes projects to clean Brownfields, speed clean up work at Superfund sites, support the implementation of diesel emission reduction technologies, assess and clean up leaking underground storage tanks, improve water quality infrastructure, and restore the Chesapeake Bay.
- Brownfields: Grants funding will help community groups to evaluate and clean up former industrial and commercial sites.
- Brownfields Job Training Grants: an estimated $5 million is available under the Recovery Act
- Clean Diesel Projects: Grants will help state and local governments, and non-profit organizations with projects that reduce diesel emissions in mi-Atlantic communities.
- Clean Water Projects: Significant funding will assist communities with water quality and wastewater infrastructure needs and drinking water infrastructure needs. A portion of the funding will be targeted toward green infrastructure, water and energy efficiency, and environmentally innovative projects.
- Superfund Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Additional funding will help speed up the pace of cleanup at targeted hazardous sites.
- Underground Storage Tanks: Additional funding will be used to assess and clean up underground storage tank leaks.