Brownfields Newsroom Archive — 2010
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- Supplemental Funding for Revolving Loan Fund Grants
Communities in 27 state or local governments will receive over $16 million in supplemental funding for brownfields revolving loan fund grants to help communities carry out cleanup activities, redevelopment projects, and create jobs for local residents living near brownfields sites.
- CERCLA Section 128(A) State Implementation Support Grant Request for Proposals
CERCLA Section 128(A) State Implementation Support Grant EPA announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals to fund research, training and technical assistance to promote and stimulate information exchange among State officials managing solid, hazardous and brownfields response programs (response programs), and EPA officials to jointly resolve Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Section 128(a) "co-implementor and co-regulator" issues, and identify emerging response program issues that are of interest to states. For more information...
- Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, & Cleanup Grants
Communities in 40 states, four Tribes, and one U.S. Territory will share $78.9 million in EPA Brownfields grants to help clean up, revitalize, and sustainably reuse contaminated properties, turning them from problem properties to productive community use. The grants, awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will provide funding to eligible entities through brownfields assessment, revolving loan fund, and cleanup grants. Since the beginning of the Brownfields Program, EPA has awarded 1702 assessment grants totaling $401.0 million, 262 revolving loan fund grants totaling $256.7 million and 655 cleanup grants totaling $129.4 million.
- Brownfields Job Training Grants Announcement
Twelve communities will share $2.4 million in job training grants geared toward cleaning up contaminated properties and turning them into productive community assets. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under its Brownfields Program is awarding grants of $200,000 each to non-profit organizations, workforce investment boards, academic institutions, and local city and county governments. The grants will teach environmental assessment and cleanup job skills to individuals living in areas near brownfields sites in California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Washington.
- Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Pilot Program
EPA announces the availability of grant funds and direct assistance (through Agency contract support) and solicits proposals from eligible entities to facilitate community involvement in area-wide planning approaches to brownfields assessment, cleanup and subsequent reuse. Area-wide planning grant funding and technical assistance will be directed to brownfields-impacted areas, such as a neighborhood, district, city block or corridor. The grant funding and direct assistance will result in an area-wide plan which will inform the assessment, cleanup and reuse of brownfields properties and promote area-wide revitalization. EPA anticipates selecting approximately 20 pilot projects through this competitive opportunity. The deadline for proposal receipt (postmarked hard copy or via email) is June 1, 2010.
EPA is soliciting these proposals under section 104(k)(6) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended under the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act (Brownfields Law).
- Partnership for Sustainable Communities: Brownfields Pilot Projects
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) are working together under the Partnership for Sustainable Communities to ensure that federal investments, policies, and actions do not subsidize sprawl, but do support development in more efficient and sustainable locations. The partnership selected five community pilot projects to receive direct technical assistance from EPA.
- EPA Press Release
February 5, 2010
- Partnership for Sustainable Communities: Brownfields Pilot Projects (PDF) (2 pp, 36K, about PDF)
Publication Number: EPA-500-F-10-002
- More information on the Partnership for Sustainable Communities...
- EPA Press Release