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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 bottom of this page.


Items of Interest

Important information for the U.S. EPA FY2020 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grants proposals due December 3, 2019:


     >October Webinars: check U.S. EPA’s web site at https://www.epa.gov/brownfields and the
     Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) web site at
      https://www.ksutab.org/education/webinars for recent ARC webinar materials/presentations/
      recordings.  Check out this slide show FY20 ARC Regional Brownfields Webinar Slides.pdf.
      >Request Form submittal for required State Acknowledgment Letter for each U.S. EPA
     Brownfields ARC Grant Proposal due November 13, 2019.
      >Key Changes for the FY20 ARC Grant Competition can be found at
>Additional Resources:
     November 13, 2019
     Due date: Request Form submittal for required State Acknowledgment Letter for each U.S. EPA
     Brownfields ARC Grant Proposal. 


     December 3, 2019

     DEADLINE: U.S. EPA Request for Proposals for


The 2019 National Brownfields Training Conference will be held on December 11-13 in Los Angeles, California. Offered every two years, this conference is the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties. U.S. EPA cosponsors this event with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). For more information, check out the 2019 National Brownfields Training Conference web site at: https://brownfields2019.org/

Site Solicitation for Financial Assistance
The Indiana Brownfields Program (Program) continues to seek sites to evaluate for financial assistance as applicable/appropriate/available.  For long-term planning purposes, the Program is interested in learning of brownfield sites in your community that need assessment and/or remediation of hazardous substances and/or petroleum contamination.


Read the  Brownfields Bulletin Summer 2019 Issue


The IDEM Remediation Closure Guide Nonrule Policy Document and Remediation Program Guide (RPG) https://www.in.gov/idem/cleanups/2329.htm
are effective and are published in the Indiana Register.


The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) updated the 2016 screening levels tables (Tables A-6 and A-7) and are available on the IDEM web page.

Opportunity Zones:

U.S. EPA Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance grant to Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA).

The CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance program provides support to brownfields communities.
For more information, see http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/pdfs/FY14-K6-Fact-Sheet_CDFA_FINAL.pdf


U.S. EPA-funded Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program

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

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

Eligible projects include the cleanup of brownfield sites contaminated with hazardous substances that impact surface or ground water quality. Integrating a brownfield project with a wastewater infrastructure project lowers the interest rate for a loan by up to 0.5 percent, making available additional funds that can be applied to qualified nonpoint source activities.

Tax Incentives


U.S. EPA Brownfield Guidance Documents available here


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