U.S. EPA Brownfields Grant Program

    Central Ohio has been awarded a $600,000 Assessment Coalition Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Brownfields Program. All brownfield properties within the 15-county region are eligible to apply for grant funds to assess sites contaminated by hazardous substances, pollutants, or petroleum.

    The EPA’s Brownfields Program provides technical and financial assistance for brownfields activities. Assessment coalition grants provide grant recipients with funding for the following assessment activities: 

    • Inventory Sites: Compile a listing  
    • Characterize Sites: Identify past uses  
    • Assess Sites: Determine existing contamination 
    • Conduct Planning Around One or More Brownfield: Initiate site revitalization and prepare for site redevelopment  
    • Conduct Site-specific Cleanup and Redevelopment Planning: Scope and plan process  
    • Conduct Community Involvement: Inform and engage community 

    More information about the EPA Brownfields Program and the assessment coalition grants is available at the EPA program webpage   

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