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Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grant Fact Sheet

National Brownfield Associations


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 National Brownfield Associations (NBA) manages chapter networks in 21 states and provinces, and provides more than 1,200 members with the best information, education, and events for sustainable brownfield development. The NBA's network and chapters are constantly expanding. The NBA's goal is to have chapters in all 50 U.S. states by 2012. The NBA has prepared and offered many successful educational programs and has received funding from other federal, state, provincial, and city government agencies in the United States and Canada.


National Brownfield Associations

Project Focus:
Inform Local Leaders About Sustainable Development Practices

Project Period:
October 2008 to September 2013

Estimated Annual Funding Amount:

Project Description:
NBA will develop a comprehensive, five-year nationwide outreach campaign that will inform stakeholders, including local leaders, about sustainable development practices related to brownfields cleanup and reuse, and about the key resources that are available at the national and local levels. This campaign will include developing a course on sustainable development and reuse of brownfields and offering it in all 50 states to a wide range of public and private stakeholders. Priority will be given to stakeholders from underserved and smaller communities, as well as to communities with severe redevelopment challenges. The NBA also will compile a State Resources Guide for each state that will be distributed on a CD and posted on the NBA web site for broader public access.


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 National Brownfield Associations web siteExit EPA Disclaimer for further information about its brownfields technical assistance activities. For more information about this project, call 773-714-0407, ext. 126.

* 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-08-283
September 2008
United States
Protection Agency
Washington, D.C. 20460
Solid Waste
and Emergency
Response (5105T)

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