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.
$450,000 for hazardous substances
$150,000 for petroleum
EPA has selected the City of Plymouth for a brownfields assessment coalition grant. Community-wide hazardous substances grant funds will be used to perform from 10 to 15 Phase I and eight to 14 Phase II environmental site assessments. Petroleum grant funds will be used to perform from four to six Phase I and from three to five Phase II environmental site assessments. Grant funds of both grant types also will be used to inventory and prioritize brownfields, conduct health monitoring, prepare from four to eight cleanup plans, and support community outreach activities. The city's coalition partners are the Town of Bourbon and Marshall County. The coalition's assessment activities will take place in Marshall County.
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 5 Brownfields Team
EPA Region 5 Brownfields Web site (http://www.epa.gov/region5brownfields/)
Grant Recipient: City of Plymouth, Indiana, IN
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.