Olneyville Housing Corporation, Providence, RI
EPA Brownfields Program
EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. In 2002, the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act was passed to help states and communities around the country cleanup and revitalize brownfields sites. Under this law, EPA provides financial assistance to eligible applicants through four competitive grant programs: assessment grants, revolving loan fund grants, cleanup grants, and job training grants. Additionally, funding support is provided to state and tribal response programs through a separate mechanism.
$411,685 for hazardous substances
EPA has selected the Olneyville Housing Corporation for three brownfields cleanup grants. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up three sites in the Paragon Mills Complex in Providence: Lot 432/former filling station site at 148 Delaine Street, Lot 443/parking area at 31 Manton Avenue, and Lot 573/Mill Buildings at 39 Manton Avenue. The former textile mill complex dates from the 1890s through the early 1950s and has fallen into disrepair. The three cleanup sites are contaminated with semi-volatile organic compounds and metals.
For further information, including specific grant contacts, additional grant information, brownfields news and events, and publications and links, visit the EPA Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/brownfields).
EPA Region 1 Brownfields Team
EPA Region 1 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/region1/brownfields)
Grant Recipient: Olneyville Housing Corporation, RI
401-351-8719 ext 107
The information presented in this fact sheet comes from the grant proposal; EPA cannot attest to the accuracy of this information. The cooperative agreement for the grant has not yet been negotiated. Therefore, activities described in this fact sheet are subject to change.