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EPA Hosts Five Free Brownfields Workshops in September for 2010 Competition

Release Date: 08/27/2009
Contact Information: Belinda Young, (913) 551-7463,

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(Kansas City, Kan., August 27, 2009) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 will host five free workshops in September 2009 for the 2010 Brownfields grant competition. Each half-day workshop is designed to cover the basics of submitting a proposal to the EPA Brownfields Program and offers guidance for improving the quality of a proposal. Major topics include the types of EPA Brownfields grants, who is eligible to apply, the grant application process, what makes a good application and grant writing tips. The deadline to apply for fiscal year 2010 Brownfields grants is Oct. 16, 2009.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Individuals from local, state, and tribal governments; non-profits; coalitions; land clearance authorities; and quasi-governmental entities interested in a brownfields assessment, cleanup or revolving loan fund grant.


Sept. 9 - St. Louis, Mo., Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront, 315 Chestnut St., 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 15 - Salina, Kan., Community Learning Center, 308 West Elm St., 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (across the street from the main library on the corner)

Sept. 16 - Springfield, Mo., Missouri Career Center, 1514 South Glenstone Ave., Dogwood “C” Room, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 22 - Ames, Iowa, Story County Conservation Center at the McFarland Park Conference Center, 56461 180th St., 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (located 3 miles north of Ames, just off I-35)

Sept. 24 - Lincoln, Neb., Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, 2717 South 8th St., 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

HOW TO REGISTER: Registration is free; contact Tom Dermody, SRA International, Inc. at (703) 284-6107 or send an e-mail to

CLU-IN SESSIONS: There will be two additional online training sessions at the Hazardous Waste Clean-Up Information (CLU-IN) Web site. The dates for the CLU-IN training sessions are:

Sept. 2, 10:00 a.m. - Noon; register at:

Sept. 30, 10:00 a.m. - Noon; register at:

Brownfields are real property where the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants, controlled substances, petroleum or petroleum products or mine-scarred lands.
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Learn more at the Region 7 Brownfields Web site