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The Western Brownfields Wire (WBWire)

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Summer Edition - 2014

In this edition of the WBWire – read about EPA’s grant announcements including $67 million in assessment, revolving loan fund (RLF), cleanup (ARC) grants and $3.6 million in environmental workforce development and job training grants.

Spring Edition - 2014

In this edition of the WBWire - grant solicitations you won’t want to miss, available free technical assistance for brownfield projects in your region and updates on ongoing projects across the west.

Fall Edition - 2013

The Fall Edition of the WBWire highlights grant opportunities including the new solicitation for Brownfield Assessment, Cleanup and Revolving Loan Fund grant proposals.

Spring Edition – 2013

Brownfiled grant recipients are announced in the Spring Edition of the WBWire. 

Winter Edition - 2013

New to brownfields or need help with a project? Technical assistance is available to help communities overcome brownfields challenges. Read more in the Winter Edition of the WBWire.

Fall Edition - 2012

Interested in learning about grants and technical assistance that can further your economic development and community renewal efforts? Good news! EPA has recently issued a number of requests for proposals and is currently conducting training sessions for potential grant applicants. In this edition of the WBWire:

  • It’s grant season! Find grant and technical support information and training opportunities (page 1).
  • The Shoshone-Bannock tribe opens a new state-of-the-art hotel and event center on a former brownfield (page 2).
  • Green and affordable senior living in Aurora, Colo. (page 2).

Summer Edition - 2012

EPA has made several grant announcements including $69.3 million in assessment, revolving loan fund (RLF), cleanup (ARC) grants and RLF supplemental grants; $3.8 million in multipurpose grants; and $3 million in environmental workforce development and job training grants. Read about these highlights and more in this two-page edition of the WBWire.

Spring Edition - 2012

Did you know that certain brownfield properties present an excellent community garden opportunity? This spring edition of the WBWire highlights Brownfields community garden projects in the western region and provides resources to help turn brownfields into green gardens.

Winter Edition - 2012

January 11, 2012, marks the the tenth anniversary of the Brownfields Law. This edition of the WBWire highlights the continued success of Brownfields projects in the west in part made possible by the Brownfields law.

Fall Edition - 2011

In this edition of the WBWire, read about upcoming grant deadlines, new standards and guidance documents, and Brownfield activities in the Western Regions.

Summer Edition - 2011

In this edition of the WBWire, read about the upcoming release of EPA's FY12 Brownfield Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup (ARC) grant proposal guidelines and recent Brownfields projects redevelopment progress in the western regions.

Spring Edition - 2011

On June 6, 2011, Administrator Jackson announced $76m in FY11 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup (ARC) grants. Read about this year's grantees and other western region brownfields highlights in this edition of the WBWire.

Winter Edition - 2011

The outlook for 2011 Brownfields funding at EPA is bright and will include a chance to pilot a new multi-purpose grant that features funding for both assessment and cleanup. Other highlights include $4 million for Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training grants, and a new round of Technical Assistance to Brownfields Community (TAB) grants.

Fall Edition - 2010

In September, EPA Regions 8, 9 and 10 announced the launch of the WBWire, a newsletter focused on Brownfields reclamation efforts underway across the western United States.