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The Brownfields Broadcast: Putting the Financing Pieces Together - Technical Assistance for Tricky Brownfields Projects

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In this feature of the Brownfields Broadcast, CDFA discusses the financing resources available to brownfield site communities. 

Did you know that Brownfields Communities have free access to development finance experts?

Once a brownfield site is targeted by a community for redevelopment, the community is often left wondering “what next?” In order to answer this question, EPA awarded a five-year grant to the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) to provide resources and expertise related to financing brownfields projects.  The CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance Program provides a wide-range of support for communities in every stage of brownfields redevelopment – and they do not need a brownfields grant to receive this technical assistance!  CDFA provides a financing toolkit featuring financing resources and best practices in brownfield redevelopment and hosts a webinar series devoted to case studies, financing expertise and trending redevelopment topics.

In addition to these tools, communities also have the opportunity to participate in Project Marketplaces. These are “flash-mentoring” sessions hosted quarterly with redevelopment and brownfields experts where communities have the opportunity to detail important information on a site and engage in open discussion with advisors – at no cost! Most exciting, for a select number of communities who are at the appropriate stage, CDFA offers Project Response Team visits where a community receives on-site technical assistance from a team of finance and technical experts and CDFA staff. These visits will offer specific, actionable advice that can transform brownfields into economic assets.  

Past visits have inspired communities such as Texarkana, TX, Fairmont, WV and Pueblo, CO, among others, to pursue their brownfield redevelopment dreams. See details of their visits and actionable advice here:

Please join CDFA for a webinar on Thursday, May 10th @ 1pm ET to Learn More About CDFA's Free Technical Assistance for Brownfields in 2018.  Register here: CDFA Webinar Registration Link