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What's New: September 2014

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EPA Provides Additional $3+ Million for Brownfields Cleanups in New England

EPA has provided additional grants of $3.275 million in Revolving Loan Fund supplemental funding for communities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont to carry out cleanup and redevelopment projects at contaminated Brownfields properties. The projects will help communities create jobs while protecting people's health and the environment.

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Redevelopment Institute

Webinar: Contaminant Uptake in Food Crops Grown on Brownfield Sites

September 26, 2014 | 12:00 EST
Free to Attend - Sign up here!
1 AICP CM Credit

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July 25, 2014 – RE-Powering America's Land: An Update on EPA's Initiative

2014 Brownfield Renewal Person of the Year Program

Is there a man or a woman in the reuse and redevelopment industry that's been on a roll over the past six months, or longer? An individual who has demonstrated the ability to innovate, collaborate across multiple industry disciplines, execute the plan and deliver the goods? Someone who has captured a unique vision of how to effect real change and generate positive results in the brownfield industry? If so, they should be nominated for the Brownfields Renewal 2014 Person of the Year Award! Nominations will be accepted between Monday, September 22nd and Friday, October 24th.

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RTM 2014 Philadelphia Conference Sustainable Property Transactions: Closing Deals and Capturing Market Opportunities

October 7-9, 2014 | Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel | Philadelphia, PA
This RTM Communications, Inc., conference zeroes in on deal flow of corporate and local government property types, business tactics and strategies for reducing the uncertainty caused by environmental risk and closing the deals employing creative environmental risk management approaches.

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IEDC 2014 Annual Conference

IEDC 2014 Annual Conference

October 19-22, 2014 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Fort Worth, TX
Registration is still open for the International Economic Development Council's 2014 Annual Conference, in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Smart Growth America 2015

Smart Growth America 2015 Free Technical Assistance Workshops

Smart Growth America's workshops will help communities think through their goals, show how development strategies can help achieve those goals, and provide ideas to make it happen. This technical assistance is provided with grant support from EPA's Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program, which funds quick, targeted technical assistance to communities to help stimulate a discussion about growth and development and strengthen local capacity to implement sustainable approaches. The application period is now open for free technical assistance from EPA grantee Smart Growth America. Applications are due by Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT.

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2015 IEDC Leadership Summit

2015 IEDC Leadership Summit

January 25-27, 2015 | PGA National Resort | Palm Beach County, FL
The IEDC Leadership Summit brings together leaders from around the world to explore the role and responsibility of economic developers and organizations in channeling new ideas, markets, and products into their "gateways" to increase local, regional, national and global economic growth in today's competitive marketplace. Early Bird registration ends on November 14, 2014.

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2015 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

2015 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

May 19-21, 2015 | Marriott at the Renaissance Center | Detroit, MI
The Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference is a gathering of leaders from across the country exploring innovative solutions for tackling vacant, abandoned and problem properties. Themed "Beyond Blight: Building a Bold Movement," the 2015 conference will explore the latest tools to combat vacancy and move beyond neighborhood blight, as well as how government officials, community leaders, and others in the field can join forces across departments, cities, and even states to achieve wide-scale positive change. Conference sessions will highlight work from around the country, including efforts in Michigan.

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HUD National Disaster Resilience Competition

The National Disaster Resilience Competition makes $1 billion available to communities that have been struck by natural disasters in recent years. The competition promotes risk assessment and planning and will fund the implementation of innovative resilience projects to better prepare communities for future storms and other extreme events. Funding for the competition is from the Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) appropriation provided by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (PL 113-2). Phase 1 applications will be due in March 2015.

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Brownfields 2015 Conference

Brownfields 2015 Conference

September 2-4, 2015 | Hilton Chicago | Chicago, IL
The next National Brownfields Conference is set for September 2-4, 2015 in Chicago, IL

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Online ACRES Training

EPA offers the following two online training courses to aid Brownfields Cooperative Agreement Recipients in reporting their grant-funded activities using ACRES:

Getting Started
For Assessment, RLF, Cleanup, and Section 128(a) Recipients just starting to use ACRES, this training will provide instruction on the process for submitting your property data and demonstrate how to use the tools and functions in ACRES. Approximately 90 minutes.

  • Next Session on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 2:00 Eastern Time

The Next Level
For Assessment, RLF, Cleanup, and Section 128(a) Recipients that are familiar with using ACRES, this training will provide instruction on how to make ACRES work for you and your property scenarios, and the answers to some commonly asked questions. Approximately 90 minutes.

  • Next Sessions on:
    • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 2:00 Eastern Time
    • Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 2:00 Eastern Time

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