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Upcoming Deadlines

DEADLINE: December 1, 2014

Completed Request Form for the required State Acknowledgement Letters/Petroleum Eligibility Determinations for the U.S. EPA Brownfields Grant Proposals due to the Indiana Brownfields Program. Request Form is available at Request Form EPA Grant Acknowledgement Ltr-PED 10-20-14.docx

December 8, 2014

DEADLINE: Call for Ideas for 16th National Brownfields Training Conference to take place in Chicago, IL, September 2-4, 2015.  This is considered the largest conference and trade show in the nation focused on creating more sustainable communities through land revitalization and economic redevelopment strategies and projects. Conference planners are soliciting ideas for the 100+ panel, round table, and town hall-style interactive sessions that will be offered. The Call for Ideas is open on the official Brownfields 2015 website. Use the online submission form to propose your ideas for educational sessions.  Click here for more detailed instructions. For more information please contact Tad McGalliard at or 202-962-3663.

DEADLINE: December 19

U.S. EPA Brownfield Assessment and Cleanup Grant Proposals The FFY15 Proposal Guidelines for Brownfields Grants are posted at: .

DEADLINE: Registration opens September 2 and ends October 3, 2014, with entries due December 19, 2014 U.S. EPA’s Third Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge Entries

This is a green infrastructure design challenge for college and university students. Student teams, working with a faculty advisor, will submit design boards, a project narrative, and a letter of support describing a proposed green infrastructure project for a location on their campus. Winning teams will earn a student prize of $1,000-$2,000 to be divided evenly among student team members, and a faculty prize of $2,000-$3,000 to support green infrastructure research or training.
More information is available here.

DEADLINE: December 2014

Rockefeller Foundation’s Second Round of Resilient Cities Challenge

The Rockefeller Foundation is holding its second round of 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) Challenge, a $100-million commitment to building resilience in cities around the world through technical support and other resources to help cities become more resilient to physical, social and economic challenges. The first group of 32 cities, announced in December 2013, included only one city from the NEMW region: New York City. The application for the second round can be found on the 100RC website. The foundation will choose the next 33 cities by the end of the year.
For more information, contact Colleen Cain, Senior Policy Analyst at the Northeast-Midwest Institute.

DEADLINE: December 1, 2014

Completed Request Form for the required State Acknowledgement Letters/Petroleum Eligibility Determinations for the U.S. EPA Brownfields Grant Proposals due to the Indiana Brownfields Program. Request Form is available at  Request Form EPA Grant Acknowledgement Ltr-PED 10-20-14.

February 9, 2015  

DEADLINE: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Application Public housing authorities, local governments, nonprofits, tribal entities, and for-profit developers are eligible to apply. Applications must present a plan to revitalize a severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted multifamily housing project located in a distressed neighborhood into a viable, mixed-income community. Find the full application package at Click on Search Grants. The CFDA number is 14.889. 

No Deadline
Leadership STAR Communities Program
In partnership with the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN), STAR Communities will offer financial assistance to a limited number of communities that demonstrate need and the ability to leverage local philanthropic support for their participation in the Leadership STAR Community Program.

No Deadline
Solicitation for INVEST Implementation Projects, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
FHWA wants to use its INVEST 1.0 voluntary self-assessment tool to assess and enhance the sustainability of its projects and programs.  For this project, FHWA wants to partner with state departments of transportation (DOTs), metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), federal lands, and local governments.
FHWA's ultimate goal is to improve the sustainability of its highway programs' and projects' triple bottom line - social, economic, and environmental outcomes.
FHWA anticipates multiple awards of approximately $25,000 to $150,000, though projects may be larger or smaller depending on their context, scope and approach.  Federal statute requires a 100% nonfederal match (50-50 cost share).  In-kind contributions such as staffing can count toward the match requirement.  Information:

2014 Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Comprehensive Site Redevelopment Program (CSRP) in partnership with Indiana Finance Authority (IFA)

Calendar of Events

Mention of non-IFA conferences, events and workshops does not constitute an IFA endorsement of their contents, only an acknowledgment that they exist and may be relevant to our brownfields redevelopment stakeholders.

November 10 & November 20, 2014 – Webinars: Free Free Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program assistance with project planning, grant applications, RFPs, contractor selection, etc. at :

November 20, 2014
2014 CDFA National Development Finance Summit Brownfields Project Marketplace. Communities that participate in the marketplace can not only receive specialized attention for their sites and projects during the marketplace, but also attend the entire National Summit for free! Contact CDFA for more information.

November 21, 2014
WEBINAR:  Economic Development from the State & Local Perspective
12:00pm Eastern Time
Local successes highlighted during a discussion of a new book, Economic Development from the State & Local Perspective by David J. Robinson, which focuses on strategies and best practices turning many regions and states into economic powerhouses. Topics will include land use, workforce, tax, and infrastructure policy as well as quality of life initiatives helping retain and attract high-wage jobs, and how the leading regions move ahead of others through the Five Drivers of economic development: energy, technology, global, advanced service and advanced manufacturing industries. Free to attend - Sign up here!

December 4, 2014
WEBINAR: FY15 EPA Job Training (EWDJT) Grant Proposal Competition
2:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time
Call-in number: 866-299-3188, conference code: 2025662772#
This webinar will provide an overview of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grant Application Guidelines/Request for Proposals (RFP) and competition. Prospective applicants will be provided an opportunity to ask questions and gain useful information for submitting a strong proposal.  Changes from the FY14 EWDJT competition will also be covered.  To join the meeting/webinar, click on: For questions, contact Joe Bruss,, 202-566-2772.

September 2-4, 2015
2015 National Brownfields Training Conference, cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Chicago Hilton on Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Visit the Conference Website for additional information:

Deadlines & Calendar of Events Archives

Project Highlights

A former Studebaker facility has been redeveloped into a new transfer/recycling station in South Bend, referred to as Green Tech Recycling (Green Tech). This is a great example of how thinking green for the environment can bring cost savings, new jobs, and community enrichment.

After a long industrial past, the former Studebaker Plant 8 facility sat vacant for 12 years. Mother Earth LLC (Mother Earth) then acquired the property in 2005 and invested $4 million for its demolition, remediation, and redevelopment. The Indiana Brownfields Program provided $45,123 in assessment and remediation grants to Saint Joseph County for the project, and the City of South Bend provided $67,000 in funding from a brownfield assessment grant that it received from the U.S. EPA.