Pawtucket Citizens Development Corporation, 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.
$400,000 for hazardous substances
EPA has selected the Pawtucket Citizens Development Corporation for two brownfields cleanup grants. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up Plat 6A–Lot 1 located at 30 Branch Street and Plat 6A–Lot 2 located at 41 Branch Street. Both sites were used for residential purposes from the late 1800s until the 1970s. The buildings have since been demolished, and the sites have been subject to illegal dumping and the overgrowth of invasive scrub vegetation. Contamination is believed to have come from residential heating systems, building debris, and other urban fill materials. Contaminants of concern include heavy metals and other hazardous substances. Grant funds also will be used to conduct community outreach activities.
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 (https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/brownfields-and-land-revitalization-connecticut-maine-massachusetts-new-hampshire-rhode#pane-1)
Grant Recipient: Pawtucket Citizens Development Corporation, RI
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.