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EPA Region 8 communities receive nearly $2.4 million in Brownfields grants
Release Date: 6/15/2004
- Denver -- As part of the Environmental Protection Agency's ongoing efforts to promote economic revitalization while safeguarding the environment and public health, the agency is awarding a record $75.4 million in Brownfields grants to communities nationwide. Eleven communities in Montana, Colorado, Utah, North Dakota and South Dakota will share a total grant amount of $2,377,538.
By encouraging redevelopment of hundreds of thousands of America's abandoned and contaminated waste sites, EPA's Brownfields program has leveraged more than $5.8 billion in private investment, helped create more than 27,000 jobs and resulted in the assessment of more than 4,500 properties.
The EPA Region 8 states will receive a combination of assessment and cleanup grants. Assessment grants provide funding for grant recipients to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning and community involvement related to brownfield sites.
Eligible applicants may apply for up to $200,000 to assess a site contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum) and up to $200,000 to address a site contaminated by petroleum.
Cleanup grants provide funding for a grant recipient to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites. Eligible applicants may apply for up to $200,000 per site.
Region 8 communities receiving grants are:
City of Louisville -- $200,000
Ouray County -- $200,000
Beartooth Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc. - $200,000
City of Missoula -- $200,000
Utah Department of Environmental Quality (petroleum only) -- $200,000
City of Woods Cross (petroleum only) -- $200,000
Mineral County Fairgrounds Association -- $200,000
Summit County -- $195,000
City of Missoula -- $182,538
Powell County -- $200,000
City of Dickinson -- $200,000
Sioux Falls -- $200,000
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