Writing for Dollars: Winning Grants for RedevelopmentTo 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 communityâ€™s brownfields redevelopment project is a vital link to environmental sustainability, economic growth, anda more healthful population. Types of Grants For EPAâ€™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.Letâ€™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
Oregon Land Bank Is Branching Out in 2016
As in many states throughout the country, the redevelopment of contaminated real property in Oregon’s urban, suburban, and rural communities is a problem. In the Portland metropolitan region alone, there are approximately 2,300 brownfield properties, covering approximately 6,300 acres that represent almost 7% of all commercial/business properties within the Metro… Read more
Brownfield Redevelopment: Problem or Profit?
According to the N BAs (N BA), there are approximately 500,000 and probably more than 1,000,000 brownfield sites in the United States alone, representing 2.5 to 5 million acres. They further estimate that environmental hazards are present in 20 to 50 percent of all existing industrial real estate properties, devaluing… Read more
Redeveloping Brownfield Properties — A Simple Guide to Success
So — you want to redevelop your brownfield site and you are wondering what steps to consider? If you are a developer, a municipality, or a non-profit organization there are several initial questions and actions to consider. In my experience there are three items that you should always explore: Potential… Read more