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Indiana Brownfields Program

Welcome to the Indiana Brownfields Program. Our mission is to encourage and assist investment in the redevelopment of brownfield properties by helping communities via educational, financial, technical and legal assistance to identify and mitigate environmental barriers that impede local economic growth.  To receive updates regarding our program, subscribe to our listserv through the “Sign Up” widget at the lower left of this page.

Items of Interest

EPA Grant funding news and resources:

• U.S. EPA Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grant Proposals due by December 18, 2015
Guidelines are available at

• Required State Acknowledgement Letter Requests due to the Indiana Brownfields Program by November 30, 2015
Request Form is available here.

• U.S. EPA Brownfields ARC Grant Guidelines outreach/training webinar on November 10, 2015 at 2pm (EST)
Join the webinar at Exit and/or via conference call (dial-in number: 1-866-299-3188/ access code: 202-566-1817)

.• U.S. EPA Brownfields ARC Grant TABEZ grant writing tool webinar hosted by Kansas State University Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (KSU TAB) November 5, 2015 at 2:00pm (EST). 
Join the webinar at Exit and/or via conference call (dial-in number: 1-866-299-3188/ access code: 202-566-1817)

• Tips for Successful Brownfields Grant Proposals hosted by NALGEP on November 17, 2015 at 1pm CST Registration is free. Go to, click "Register," enter your information on the registration form, and click "Submit."  For those who are unable to join the webinar, the slides and webinar recording will be posted later at

 U.S. EPA Brownfields ARC Grant Guidelines outreach conference calls hosted by U.S. EPA Region 5 on November 17, 2015 at 10am (CST) AND repeated on November 19, 2015 at 1pm (CST). Join the calls at 1-877-226-9607/access code 662 382 2088. Check out the presentation at FY16 ARC R5 Presentation (2).pdf

• Free TAB Program assistance with project planning, grant applications, TAB EZ on-line grant writing tool at  For further assistance, please contact Sheree Walsh at and at 785-532-6519 or Blase A. Leven, LG, TAB Coordinator, at  and at 785-532-0780.

• Ball State University (BSU) tools to help apply for federal brownfields funds, including tax increment financing, new business development effects calculator, and Center for Business and Economic Research’s EPA Brownfield Grant Writers’ Tool available at

• Presentations from the Indiana Brownfields Program/TAB co-hosted EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop held at the BSU Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, on June 16, 2015, are available at

Miscellaneous news and resources:

Educational opportunities

Indiana Association for Community Economic (IACED) Neighborhood Stabilization as Community Development training in Indianapolis on November 18-19, 2015 from 9am EST - 5:30pm EST.  The focus will be on Brownfield assessment and cleanup to convert to new end uses.  For more information and to register, see

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) update the 2015 screening levels tables (Tables A-6 and A-7) available on the IDEM risk-based closure web page at

New U.S. EPA Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance grant to Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA). The CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance program will provide support to brownfields communities.   For more information, see

Read the Brownfields Bulletin Summer 2015 Issue

State & Local Resources web links listed under the National Brownfields 2013 Conference/Economic Redevelopment Forum/Stakeholder Marketplace/Resources Directory 

Free assistance with project planning, grant applications, RFPs, contractor selection, etc.

Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) low-cost flexible funding still available  

State Revolving Fund Loan Program Funding: Brownfield Remediation Nonpoint Source Projects Fact Sheet

The IDEM Remediation Closure Guide Nonrule Policy Documentand Remediation Program Guide (RPG) are effective and are published in the Indiana Register.

Tax Incentives 

A Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Brownfields Redevelopment

U.S. EPA Resource on State and Local Government Brownfield Acquisitions

Creating Community-Based Brownfields Redevelopment Strategies Guide

U.S. EPA Brownfield Guidance Documents available here

Two U.S. EPA Urban Agriculture Guidance Documents available here

U.S. EPA Report on Petroleum Brownfields

U.S. EPA Region 5 Superfund Greener Cleanup Implementation Strategy 

Check out our Sustainability Initiative Web page


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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.