EPA Awards $67 Million in Brownfields Funding
EPA selects 171 communities for new Brownfield Investment Grants to boost local economies, leverage job creation. Funding will revitalize communities by cleaning up and redeveloping contaminated sites
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded 171 communities 264 grants totaling $67 million in brownfields funding to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment. View Awardees
The FY14 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) grants will give communities and businesses a chance to return economic stability to under-served and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods through the assessment and clean-up of abandoned industrial and commercial properties, places where environmental cleanups and new jobs are most needed.
This year several projects were selected to address sites identified as Brownfields Area Wide Planning projects, including Lowell, MA, which will focus on revitalizing an Industrial Park and Toledo, OH, which will clean up an old transmission plant. Other selected projects include future uses such as, river walks, a sports park, manufacturing and light industrial use, an eagle sanctuary facility, and a technology corridor.
A total of approximately $23.5 million is going to communities that have been impacted by plant closures. Other selected recipients include tribes and communities in 44 states across the country; and over 50 of the grants are going to HUD-DOT-EPA grant recipient communities.