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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. http://www.starcommunities.org/get-started/leadership-star-community-program
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: http://www.sustainablehighways.dot.gov/project_solicitation.aspx
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.
2014 Strong Cities, Strong Communities, Strong Northwest Indiana Symposium
July 22-23, 2014
Genesis Center, Gary, Indiana
You are invited to attend the 2014 Strong Cities, Strong Communities, Strong Northwest Indiana Symposium to be held on July 22-23 at the Genesis Center in Gary, Indiana. Federal, State, Local public and private stakeholders have been working on this anticipated, catalytic regional event. Through a series of focused panels and work sessions, this symposium will illustrate how coordinated economic development, transportation, public health, housing, environmental and community development strategies can improve quality of life in neighborhoods. Drawing on local expertise from Northwest Indiana and nearby states, key strategies and best practices will be highlighted using illustrative case studies. A charrette exercise will allow participants to apply these concepts to on-the-ground scenarios and take these lessons back to their own community.
The 2014 Strong Cities, Strong Communities, Strong Northwest Indiana Symposium is jointly sponsored by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency, City of Gary, Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Council, and the White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities.
Visit www.nirpc.org to view the symposium agenda and registration information. Please register ASAP.
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.
August 12-13, 2014
Indiana Chamber 12th Annual Indiana Conference on Energy Management
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
For more information, visit http://www.indianachamber.com/index.php/products-conferences/conferences?task=view_event&event_id=129
August 27, 2014
Ball State University Economic Redevelopment Resources for Blighted Properties Workshop
Workshop information will be available at https://www.ksutab.org/education/workshops
August 28, 2014
U.S. EPA Brownfield Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop
Workshop information is available at https://www.ksutab.org/education/workshops
Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Comprehensive Site Redevelopment Program (CSRP) awards announced (tentative)
September 9-11, 2014
IACT Annual Conference & Exhibition
Fort Wayne, IN
For more details, visit http://www.citiesandtowns.org/
September 10-11, 2014
Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) "Vapor Intrusion, Remediation and Site Closure" Conference
Cherry Hill, NJ
For more information, visit http://siteclosure.awma.org/
September 17, 2014
17th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show
For more information, visit http://www.in.gov/idem/ppp/2334.htm
September 26, 2014
WEBINAR: Contaminant Uptake in Food Crops grown on Brownfield Sites
For more information to register, visit http://redevelopmentinstitute.org/webinar/september2014/
September 30 - October 1, 2014
IACED Statewide Conference on Community Economic Development
Marriott East in Indianapolis
For more information, visit http://www.iaced.org/
October 7-9, 2014
Sustainable Property Transactions: Closing Deals and Capturing Market Opportunities
October 21-22, 2014
Indiana Chamber Indiana Environmental Conference
Indianapolis Marriott East
For more information, visit http://www.indianachamber.com/index.php/products-conferences/conferences?task=view_event&event_id=130
DEADLINE anticipated for U.S. EPA Brownfield Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grant Proposals
For updated information, see http://www.epa.gov/R5Brownfields/
Deadlines & Calendar of Events Archives
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.