Wednesday, March 18, 2015



Last week, the EPA announced that it was awarding $4 million in grants to communities or organizations in 16 states for the cleanup of Brownfield sites.  Brownfields are real property which is contaminated with hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants, the presence of which may hamper expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of the property.  The EPA’s Brownfields Program is designed to cleanup and reinvest these properties while protecting the environment and reducing blight.

Grants were awarded to the following communities:

Camden Redevelopment Agency, New Jersey
City of Cheyenne, Wyoming
City of Dubuque, Iowa
City of Duluth, Minnesota
City of Fresno, California
City of Hickory, North Carolina
City of Huntington, West Virginia
City of Lawrence, Massachusetts
Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
City of New Bedford, Massachusetts
City of Pittsburg, Kansas
City of Racine, Wisconsin
City of Rochester, New York
City of St. Helens, Oregon
City of Spokane, Washington
City of Whitewright, Texas,
Greater Portland Council of Governments, Maine
Mississippi Conference of Black Mayors
South Bronx Overall EDC, New York
Temple University, Pennsylvania

This is the third group of grants awarded under the Brownfields Program.  For more information on the Brownfields Program, these individual grants, and the grant criteria, see the EPA website, or call (504) 599-8500.  

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