Recovery Funding to Assess and Clean Up Brownfields
Putting people to work to clean up our land and revitalize communities
Brownfields Program. EPA’s brownfields program is a proven, results-oriented program that has changed the way contaminated property is perceived, addressed and managed in our states. The Brownfields program encourages redevelopment of abandoned and contaminated waste sites littered throughout community after community. The program has a proven track record in attracting private investment and creating jobs. Learn more about EPA's Brownfields program.
Brownfields in Region 6. Since the beginning of EPA’s Brownfields program in 1995, more than $50 million has been provided to our communities to assess, clean up and return land to productive uses. Since the beginning of the program in 1995, region 6 has leveraged $2.4 billion in brownfields cleanup and redevelopment, helped create 13,900 jobs and resulted in the assessment of 884 properties.
Last year, we sent about $5 million for brownfields programs to our five states. In addition, we sent money to communities like the City of Lake Charles, Louisiana used $200,000 in seed money to start cleanup an old abandoned building in their central business district, and the City of Laredo, Texas used $25,000 to build a green recreation center at the Kilam Lake brownfields site. Learn more about Region's Brownfields program.
Recovery Act of 2009. The Recovery Act will direct $100 million nationwide to continue the important work of assessing and cleaning properties, redeveloping neighborhoods, training professionals and creating skilled jobs. This grant money will be allocated to projects based on a competitive review of project proposals. This web site will be updated to provide the latest available information on any assessment, clean up or job training grants awarded for Brownfield clean up work in our states. Learn more about the Brownfields funding from the Recovery Act.
Recovery Act Brownfield Projects Where You Live
EPA will provide specific information about Brownfields clean up projects in our states. Keep checking back here to find out how the Recovery Plan is helping your community to redevelop land.
Once recovery projects get underway, check our recovery map for details about individual sites. Locations will be flagged using the emblems to the right of the map, according to the type of project occurring at each site. You will be able to click on each site for more information on that particular project.