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Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones

EPA grants and other financing, technical assistance, tools, and publications can help communities ensure that new investment brings environmental and public health benefits, in addition to economic revitalization. Qualified Opportunity Zones are census tracts of low-income and distressed communities designated by state governors and certified by the Department of Treasury. These are areas where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment.

Opportunity Zone Events

  • Administrator Wheeler and officials and a big pantomime cheque EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Scott Turner, White House Executive Director for the Opportunity and Revitalization Council, and other officials, announcing 149 communities were selected to receive 151 grant awards totaling $64,623,553 for Brownfields funding.
  • Administrator Wheeler at a podium in Dauphin PA EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in Dauphin County, PA, announcing 149 communities were selected to receive 151 grant awards totaling $64,623,553 for Brownfields funding.
  • Administrator Wheeler and officials holding a very large pantomime cheque EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and other officials announcing 149 communities were selected to receive 151 grant awards totaling $64,623,553 for Brownfields funding.
  • photo of people around a table We're proud to be at Russellville, Arkansas, to help residents of this Opportunity Zone convert an old fire station into a food hub. The effort will increase community collaboration, help grow its local food economy, and revitalize downtown.
  • a room full of people We're proud to be at Russellville, Arkansas, to help residents of this Opportunity Zone convert an old fire station into a food hub. The effort will increase community collaboration, help grow its local food economy, and revitalize downtown.
     
  • a farmers market EPA was in Frankfort, KY -- an Opportunity Zone -- to help revitalize the community through access to healthy food. #LocalFoodsLocalPlaces
  • Local Foods, Local Places workshop in Duluth, MN Ecolibrium3 in Duluth, Minnesota, hosted a Local Foods, Local Places workshop to help revitalize the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
  • Ecolibrium 3 working with partners Ecolibrium3 is working with partners to revitalize vacant land and improve food access in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Duluth, Minnesota.