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New and Updated U.S. EPA Resources Available for Local Governments on Transportation Control Measures, Smart Growth, and Energy Efficiency in Affordable Housing.  U.S. EPA's State and Local Climate and Energy Program has released three documents that give straightforward overviews of how local governments can use transportation control measures, smart growth principles, and energy efficiency in affordance housing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For more information, contact Colleen Cain, Senior Policy Analyst at the Northeast-Midwest Institute.

September 13, 2013
DEADLINE: Funding (cycle 1) for Green Economic Development Projects.
The Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Public Works Program provides grants to support job creation in economically distressed areas of the United States.  EDA grants can support local renewable energy, green building, energy efficiency, and recycling projects.  Click here  for a copy of the RFP.  Contact Andrew Seth at 202-261-9881 or

November 7, 2013                                                                                                                                       
Webinar: Spurring Local Economic Development with Clean Energy Programs
3-4:30 p.m. EST 
This U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) webinar discusses how communities can use energy efficiency and renewable energy programs for local economic development. Efforts to improve energy efficiency and generate renewable energy can benefit a local economy in much the same way as other development activities. In fact, unlike financial incentive programs and speculative infrastructure investments that depend on positive business responses to yield benefits, many clean energy investments produce immediate economic returns to localities—and thus can be attractive options for local economic development organizations. This webinar reviews these often overlooked returns on investment and the factors that shape their local economic impacts.

June 3, 2013
DEADLINE: IDEM Recycling Market Development Program (RMDP) Grant Applications
The state's RMDP has been authorized to release $500,000 in grant funds to aid recycling businesses and boost economic development in Indiana.  Recycling businesses have to apply for the grants that are aimed at helping purchase equipment for manufacturing recycled materials into new products.  For additional information about the Recycling Market Development Program or to apply, call (800) 451-6027 or visit IDEM's Recycle Indiana website at

March 9, June 8, September 14, 2012
DEADLINE: Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Economic Development Assistance Program Grants for Renewable
Energy/Energy Efficiency Projects
Contact EDA for help in preparing your application.

March 28, 2012
DEADLINE: Sustainable Land Re-Use Tools for Practitioners Registration
To register and for more information: Please contact Verle Hansen at 513-569-7326, and see the flyer here.

April 17 and 23, 2012
WEBINAR SERIES: U.S. EPA TechDirect National Association of Remedial Project Managers (NARPM) Presents: Two Webinars from th 2011 NARPM Greener Cleanups Sessions
1:00pm -3:00pm EDT

April 19, 2012
WORKSHOP: Sustainable Land Re-Use Tools for Practitioners
Cincinnati, OH
This workshop is Free.  To register and for more information: Please contact Verle Hansen at 513-569-7326,

May 10-11, 2012
CONFERENCE: Midwestern Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference
Detroit, Michigan

May 22, 2012
Renewable Energy on Contaminated Land: Tools for Local Governments
2:00PM-3:30PM EDT - This webinar will provide an overview of tools available to local governments to help them get renewable energy projects built on contaminated land in their community.  Through its RE-Powering America's Land Initiative, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging renewable energy development on current and formerly contaminated land and mining sites.  EPA has identified thousands of acres of Brownfield, Superfund, mining and other potentially contaminated sites with potential for utility scale solar facilities.  Siting renewable energy facilities on brownfields offers significant benefits to communities.  During this session, Shea Jones with EPA's RE-Powering America's Land Initiative will highlight some of the recent tools developed by EPA, including two decision trees that were created to screen potentially contaminated and underutilized sites for solar and wind potential and a draft best practice guide for siting solar on landfills.  Joshua Huneycutt with DOE's Sun Shot Initiative will discuss DOE's compilation of best practices titled "Solar Powering Your Community: A Guide for Local Governments."  Anjali Patel with the National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP) will provide an overview of NALGEP's "Gultivating Green Energy on Brownfields: A Nuts and Bolts Primer for Local Governments."  Finally, Stephanie Wang with the Clean Coalition will describe the "Local CLEAN Program Guide," which helps local policymakers and advocates across the nation design, implement and campaign for CLEAN Programs.

September 14, 2012
DEADLINE: Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Economic Development Assistance Program Grants for Renewable Energy/Energy Efficient Projects
Contact EDA for help in preparing your application.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on a new strategy that would make cleanups at hazardous waste sites greener.  The Superfund Green Remediation Strategy is an initial effort to outline key actions and related activities that can be undertaken to promote green remediation and to reduce energy use.

WEBINAR: August 10, 2011, 1:00pm-3:00pm - Greener Cleanups - EPA's Methodology for Understanding and Reducing a Project's Environmental Footprint

February 9, 2010
U.S. EPA Region 5: A Greener Cleanup Workshop - free workshop
Chicago, IL and by video-enhanced Webinar
View workshop details. | Presentations | U.S. EPA Region 5 Greener Cleanup Interim Policy - added March 2010
April 14-16, 2010
Sustainable Property Transactions: Retooling the Business of Contaminated Site Redevelopments
Philadelphia, PA at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel
Read Press Release | Register Now!
September 15, 2009
Workshop: Tapping into the Emerging Green Economy: Green Economic Development Strategies for Community and Brownfield Redevelopment
Indianapolis, IN