• Writing for Dollars: Winning Grants for Redevelopment

  • Writing for Dollars: Winning Grants for Redevelopment


Writing for Dollars: Winning Grants for Redevelopment

To persuade is to tell a compelling story. For communities enduring environmental contamination, job loss, and limited access for many to healthcare and healthy food, such a story is the opportunity to demonstrate how a community’s brownfields redevelopment project is a vital link to environmental sustainability, economic growth, anda more healthful population. Types of Grants For EPA’s Fiscal Year 2016, approximately $54.5 million have been appropriated for national grant competitions. The actual amount is subject to availability and other considerations under the federal budgetary process. Regardless, EPA receives about 1,000 grant applications a year and accepts about 25 percent.Let’s summarize five types of grants EPA offers. Assessment: These grants are used to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning and community involvement related to brownfields sites. They frequently provide communities start-up fundingfor their program that allows local authorities to prepare a site for cleanup and eventually for redevelopment. Typically, these grants…Log In to Read Full Article

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