December 6, 2013
DEADLINE: Smart Growth America’s 2014 Free Technical Assistance Workshops Applications
Communities interested in learning about smart growth strategies are welcome and encouraged to submit an application for one of 12 types of technical assistance workshops. Any unit or subdivision of local government, Indian tribe or regional government is eligible to apply for these free workshops. Communities should select one workshop per application; applicants may submit additional applications for more than one workshop. Learn more and apply.
December 30, 2013
DEADLINE: to request from the Indiana Brownfields Program the required State Acknowledgement Letters/petroleum eligibility Determinations for the U.S. EPA Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grant Proposals. Request Form is available here.
January 22, 2014
DEADLINE: U.S. EPA Brownfield Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grant Proposal
The information available in the Getting Started Preparing Your ARC Proposal Early (PDF) provided by U.S. EPA prior to the ARC Grant Request for proposals might still facilitate your efforts in the preparation of a thorough, thoughtful, timely, and most importantly, successful proposal. The FFY 14 ARC Grant Guidelines are posted at http://www.epa.gov/oswer/grants-funding.htm with additional information posted at http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm.
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.
December 4, 2013
WEBINAR: National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NLGEP) Tip for Successful Brownfields Grant Proposals.
2:00 pm EST
The FY2014 EPA Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grants guidelines were announced today. Communities will have until January 22, 2014 to submit their applications. Join NALGEP, the Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR), and the KSU Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities Program for this webinar to gain important insight into creating a successful grant application. This webinar will include some of the nation's leading brownfields experts who have been successful applicants, technical assistance providers, and recent reviewers of ARC applications. They will walk listeners through basic (but surprisingly often overlooked) advice for applicants, as well as new changes in grant guidelines, and funding trends. Speakers will provide special tips for small and rural communities and lend their insight into common mistakes and special advantages for these applicants. To register for the webinar, click here.
December 10, 2013
WEBINAR: FFY14 U.S. EPA ARC National
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
The webinar will be held using Adobe Connect https://epa.connectsolutions.com/fy14_arc/
Last Quarter, 2013/First Quarter, 2014 Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Comprehensive Site Redevelopment Program (CSRP) in partnership with Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) launch anticipated.
April 9 - 10, 2014
The 2014 Ohio Brownfield Conference
Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Columbus, OH
Information is posted about the April 9 evening Conference Reception and Hospitality Rooms. Information about hotels and a map can also be found on the conference website. Exhibitor registration will open soon.
The call for presentations is also open, and more information can be found on the conference website or via this link: http://ohioepa.custhelp.com/rd?1=AvMO~wriDv8S~xb~Gv8U~yK6Of8qwjH7wRbE4D7~Pv8N&2=1232
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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.