Obtaining the IDEM Environmental Review Letter Required For Publicly Funded Grant, Loan, or Other Financing Programs
The Long-Standing Requirement for Environmental Review
For many years now, local governmental entities and others seeking participation in Community Development Block Grant state funding programs (and other state and federally funded programs) to defray costs of implementing public works, infrastructure, or community development projects have submitted project descriptions to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for review. IDEM responded to each such request with a standardized letter listing all the environmental issues applicants should consider or comply with to ensure the environmental impacts of their projects would be minimized. Applicants then included IDEM's response letter as part of the grant application package.