EPA to Hold Five Brownfields Grant Workshops

August 23, 2011 | By Liza Casabona | Post a Comment

Local/State Funding Report is on hiatus next week, so instead of giving you a “Sneak Preview” of an upcoming issue I thought we’d bring you a more timely update.  Stay tuned next week for a return to Tuesday’s regularly scheduled programming with a look at the Sept. 5 issue of L/SFR.

The Environmental Protection Agency is holding five free grant writing workshops in the next three weeks to help communities interested in applying for fiscal year 2012 Brownfields funding. The application period for regional grants is scheduled to open up later this fall.

According to the agency, it will hold training sessions in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and two in Nebraska for interested applicants. Those states comprise the EPA’s Region 7 area.

The sessions will focus on: who is eligible for Brownfields funding; how the application process works; and tips for writing successful applications.

EPA said the workshops should be attended by eligible applicants interested in brownfields assessment, cleanup or revolving loan fund grants including individuals from: local, state and tribal governments; nonprofits; coalitions; land clearance authorities; and quasi-governmental entities.

The workshops are scheduled for:

  • Aug. 25 at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, 1730 E. Elm, First Floor, Bennett Springs Room, Jefferson City, Mo.; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
  • Aug. 30 at the EPA’s Region 7 Office, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, Kan.; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
  • Aug. 31 at the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Field Office, 8901 S. 154th Street, Suite 5, Omaha, Neb.; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
  • Sept. 1 at the F. Johnson Building, 701 4th Avenue, Holdrege, Neb.; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and
  • Sept. 8 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 300 E. 9th Street, Coralville, Iowa; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To register for one of the workshops interested attendees may contact Sabine Martin, the TAB representative at Kansas State University, via email or phone at 785-532-6474.

Information about the Region 7 Brownfields program is here. And information about the whole EPA Brownfields and Land Revitalization program is here.

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