Wednesday, May 31, 2017

EPA Announces Brownfields Revitalization Grants, Including 8 In PA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday announced 172 communities across the country will receive funding for brownfields site revitalization to help local governments redevelop vacant and unused properties, transforming communities and local economies.
Eight Pennsylvania communities received $2.1 million in grants, including—
-- Earth Conservancy, Hanover Township and Nanticoke, Luzerne County: Bliss Bank, Parcels E and F and Espy Run cleanups, each $200,000;
-- Greenville, Mercer County community-wide assessment, $300,000;
-- North Side Industrial Development Company, Allegheny County assessment, $600,000;
-- Turtle Creek Valley Council of Governments, Allegheny County assessment, $300,000;
-- Washington County Development Authority assessment, $300,000; and
-- Westmoreland County Redevelopment Authority assessment, $600,000.
“EPA is committed to working with communities to redevelop Brownfields sites which have plagued their neighborhoods. EPA’s Assessment and Cleanup grants target communities that are economically disadvantaged and include places where environmental cleanup and new jobs are most needed,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “These grants leverage considerable infrastructure and other investments, improving local economies and creating an environment where jobs can grow. I am very pleased the President’s budget recognizes the importance of these grants by providing continued funding for this important program.”
The Trump Administration is proposing cuts to the EPA Brownfields Program in FY 2018.
Click Here for the complete list of grants awarded.

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