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2011 Archive

January 6, 2011: TELECONFERENCE - Climate Communities 2011 Outlook: Funding for Local Sustainability Efforts. Climate Communities staff will discuss federal funding levels. 2:00 PM ET

January 11, 2011: U.S. EPA Clu-In Session 2 of 3- Your Role in Green Remediation Implementation and Case Studies in Green Remediation- This Year's Models and Tools (The 2010 NARPM Green Remediation Session Follow-on Webinars) 1:00PM-3:15PM ET

January 28, 2011: Nuova Series-Sustainable Jersey: A Statewide Sustainability Initiative Mobilizing Local Action. 12:00 PM-1:00PM ET

February 10, 2011: U.S. EPA Clu-In Session 3 of 3- Your Role in Green Remediation Implementation and Case Studies in Green Remediation- This Year's Models and Tools (The 2010 NARPM Green Remediation Session Follow-on Webinars) 1:00PM-3:15PM ET

February 17, 2011: BCN Webcast, The Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Pilot: Early Implementation and Future Directions
David Lloyd and Aimee Storm from the EPA will give an overview of the AWP program, describe which communities were selected for the pilot and why, and discuss
how the program fits into OBLR programs, EPA priorities, and Obama Administration initiatives. Andrew Bracker from Kansas City will provide on-the-ground perspective by describing Kansas City's successful proposal and early implementation.

February 2-23, 2011: Application Period for The New EPA Sustainable Communities Building Blocks Program. The new Sustainable Communities Building Blocks program is designed to help interested communities adopt sustainable planning methods. Interested communities are invited to apply to receive technical assistance during a day-long session that will help them achieve their sustainable planning goals. Click Here for More Information

February 19, 2011: Call for Entries: Urban Land Institute Initiative Awards Programs 2011
Submissions due by February 18, 2011

March 17, 2011 1:00 pm: Prevailing Wage Law: An Understanding of Davis-Bacon Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

March 18, 2011: Proposal Deadline for U.S. EPA Brownfields Job Training Grant

March 22, 2011, 4:00 p.m. EST: Applications for EPA CARE Grants Due. The U.S. EPA is making $2 million available in 2011 to reduce pollution at the local level through the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program. CARE is a community-based program that works with county and local governments, tribes, non-profit organizations and universities to help the public understand and reduce toxic risks from numerous sources to protect people's health. Level 1 awards range from $75,000 to $100,000 and will help establish community-based partnerships to develop local environmental priorities. Level 2 awards, ranging from $150,000 to $300,000 each, will support communities that have established broad-based partnerships, identified the priority toxic risks in their communities, and are prepared to measure results, implement risk-reduction activities, and become self-sustaining. EPA will also conduct three Webcasts to answer questions from prospective applicants about the application process on February 23, and March 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

March 31, 2011: Deadline for Applicants for $1.2 Million in Environmental Justice Grants to Address Local Health and Environmental Issues-EPA
Click Here for Information and How to Apply

April 3-5, 2011: The National Brownfields 2011 Conference: Sustainable Communities Start Here
Philadelphia, PA

April 7, 2011: Webinar, Partnering with Local Businesses to Reduce Energy Usage

May 15-19, 2011: International Conference on Deconstruction, Building Materials Reuse, and Construction and Demolition Materials Recycling

May 20, 2011: Proposal Deadline for U.S. EPA's RE-Powering America's Land: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites Initiative
This is an opportunity to get an evaluation of the potential development of renewable energy on potentially or formerly contaminated sites. More information on the RE-Powering initiative and the request for applications can be found at

June 1-3, 2011: Sustainable Remediation 2011: State of the the Practice
Amherst, Massachusetts
June 24, 2011: Webinar - Sustainability Series, 12:00pm-1:00pm

July 13, 2011: WORKSHOP: Nitty Gritty I: The Nitty Gritty Work of Plan Commissions
Indianapolis, IN

July 14, 2011: WORKSHOP: Nitty Gritty II: Getting Good Planning in Your Community
Indianapolis, IN

July 18-20, 2011: U.S. EPA Community Involvement Conference
Washington, DC

July 22, 2011: Deadline for OCRA Community Focus Fund Round II Applications

July 28, 2011: Understanding Community Development Corporations (CDC's)
Indianapolis, IN

August 3, 2011: WORKSHOP: Ball State University Economic Redevelopment Resources for Blighted Properties - Indianapolis, IN

August 4, 2011: WORKSHOP: U.S. EPA Brownfield Grant Proposal Writing Strategies - Indianapolis, IN

August 15, 2011: Deadline for OCRA Main Street Revitalization Program Proposals

August 10, 2011: WEBINAR: Greener Cleanups - EPA's Methodology for Understanding and Reducing a Project's Environmental Footprint
1:00-3:00pm EDT - for more information and to register, click here

August 23-26, 2011: 2011 Environmental Justice Conference
Detroit, MI

September 26, 2011: Deadline for IDEM Business Recycling grant Application
For additional information about the Recycling Market Development Program or to apply, call (800) 451-6027 or visit IDEM's website at

September 27, 2011: ITRC Project Risk Management Internet Training

September 30, 2011: WEBINAR - Framework for Integrating Sustainability into Environmental Remediation Projects, 12:00pm-1:00pm

September 30, 2011: Deadline for OCRA Focus Fund Round II Applications

October 2-5, 2011: Mid America Trails and Greenways Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana

October 11, 2011: WEBINAR - U.S. EPA Region 5 Brownfields Grant Proposal Guidelines Orientation Session 1 at 9:00-11:00am EDT.

October 11, 2011 through November 10, 2011: Deadline for Indiana Office of Energy Development Community Conservation Challenge (CCC) Applications.  More information about this competitive, expanded grant program for energy-related projects and Program Guidelines are available at

October 13, 2011: WEBINAR - U.S. EPA Region 5 Brownfields Grant Proposal Guidelines Orientation Session 2 at 2:00-4:00pm EDT.

October 14, 2011: Deadline for OCRA Main Street Revitalization Program Applications

October 20, 2011: SEMINAR:  Indianapolis Chapter Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Trade Show Seminar - Responsible Brownfield Redevelopment - Demolition, Deconstruction or Building Reuse, 1:00pm-3:00pm EDT, Indianapolis, Indiana

October 25, 2011: WEBINAR - TAB-EZ Updates for FFY12 U.S. EPA Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grant Proposal Guidelines at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, EDT.

October 26, 2011: WEBINAR - TAB-EZ Updates for FFY12 U.S. EPA Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grant Proposal Guidelines at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, EDT.

October 28, 2011: WEBINAR: Developing a Business Plan for an Urban Farm, 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT

November 1, 2011: Deadline to request from the Indiana Brownfields Program the required State Acknowledgement Letters/Petroleum Eligibility Determinations for the U.S. EPA ARC Grant Proposals.  Request Form is available here

November 10, 2011: ITRC Project Risk Management Internet Training

November 28, 2011: Deadline for U.S. EPA Brownfield Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grant Proposals .  The FFY12 Proposal Guidelines for Brownfields ARC Grants are posted to the brownfields website at:

November 30, 2011: Deadline for IDNR Urban Forestry Grant Application
For more information or an application, contact Pam Louks, CUF Coordinator at (317) 591-1170 or

December 1-2, 2011: Indiana Rural Summit - Partnering for Economic Health & Community Success
Terre Haute, IN

December 14, 2011 and January 5, 2012: WEBINARS for the U.S. EPA Urban Waters Small Grants.  Information about Urban Waters Small Grants, including the Request for Proposal (RFP).

2011 Indiana Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards


  • Five Years of Continuous Improvement
  • Energy/Renewable Resources
  • Greening the Government
  • Outreach or Education
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Recycling/Reuse
  • Land Use

The Indiana Governor's Environmental Excellence Award recognize exemplary projects across Indiana. Projects must demonstrate significant and measurable results, be innovative, comprehensive and documented.

Who Can Apply?

The awards are open to all Indiana facilities, state and local units of government, individuals and technical assistance organizations that operate or support environmental protection efforts of outstanding quality. Eligible technical assistance organizations include, but are not limited to: public entities, educational groups, trade associations, individuals, public interest ad community and labor groups. Nominated projects/facilities must be: located in Indiana; focused on significant environmental protection activity; able to provide at least a year of quantifiable results; innovative; in compliance with environmental health and safety laws; and, willing to share information with others via state publications or websites.

Nominations must be received by IDEM by 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, April 20,2011

To learn more, call 1-800-988-7901 or visit