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Brownfields in Region 8
What are Brownfields?
Brownfields are real property, the expansion, redevelopment or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant. Region 8's Brownfields program provides funds and technical assistance to states, tribes, communities, and other stakeholders to assess, clean up and redevelop brownfields properties in the Rocky Mountain region, making it easier for such lands to become vital, functioning parts of their communities. On this site, you can find information about Brownfields grants, program contacts and more.
Brownfields Program Benefits
The Region 8 Brownfields program has created many benefits for local communities across Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming, as highlighted below (results as of September 2013). For additional details, view the summary of EPA Brownfields Program Benefits (PDF)(1 pg, 269 K, About PDF).
- Properties assessed: 1,846
- Cleanups completed: 129
- Acres made ready for reuse: 3,341
- Dollars leveraged: $1,319,562,537
- Jobs leveraged: 4,570
News and Highlights
These grants can be used to to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field, with a focus on solid and hazardous waste remediation, environmental health and safety, and wastewater-related training.
The proposal deadline is February 13, 2014.
EPA just released its new solicitation for Brownfields Assessment, Cleanup, and Revolving Loan Fund grant proposals. These grants may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum). Opportunities for funding include Assessment Grants, Cleanup Grants and Revolving Loan Fund Grants.
The proposal deadline is January 22, 2014.
- FY14 Assessment Grant Guideline Webinar (PDF)(56 pp, 860 K, About PDF)
- FY14 Revolving Loan Fund Grant Guideline Webinar (PDF)(51 pp, 1.4 MB, About PDF)
- FY14 Cleanup Grant Guideline Webinar (PDF)(67 pp, 858 K, About PDF)
Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities
EPA announced new grants to help communities overcome the challenges of assessing, cleaning up and preparing brownfields sites for redevelopment. Building on its previous experience working with communities, and its extensive team of subgrantees, contractors, partners and other network contacts, Kansas State University will be available to assist Region 8 communities. Kansas State University has a wide range of expertise and technical resources. Visit the Kansas State TAB website to learn more about the services they can provide.
The Fall Edition of the WBWire highlights grant opportunities including the new solicitation for Brownfield Assessment, Cleanup and Revolving Loan Fund grant proposals.