EPA BROWNFIELDS REDEVELOPMENT GRANT

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Brownfields Program to empower states, communities and other stakeholders in economic development to work together in a collaborative manner.

A brownfields site is a vacant or underutilized property where actual or perceived environmental contamination complicates its expansion or redevelopment. Clean-up costs and risks deter potential developers and create a barrier to community revitalization and economic development.

Why is the Brownfield Program important

to our Region?

 

– Facilitates Job Growth

– Helps Spur Redevelopment

– Increases Local Tax Base 

– Uses Existing Infrastructure  

– Improves & Protects the Environment