Announcing $3.8M in FY17 for Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grants
We are pleased to announce that 19 communities have been selected for funding totaling $3.8 Million in EPA Brownfields grants through our National Area-Wide Planning Program. These funds will aid under-served and economically disadvantaged communities by facilitating their collaboration and planning with diverse public and private entities. The 19 communities will develop plans for the assessment, cleanup and revitalization of abandoned industrial and commercial properties that have contributed to area-wide environmental degradation, economic hardship and social inequities. Area-wide plans typically help communities to leverage funding for transportation, housing and other important neighborhood improvements.