Regional Brownfields Information
Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grants
RFP# EPA-OSWER-OBLR-14-01 - Closing Date: February 13, 2014.
Annual EWDJT grants allow nonprofit and other organizations to recruit, train, and place predominantly low-income and minority, unemployed and under-employed people living in areas affected by solid and hazardous waste. Residents learn the skills needed to secure full-time, sustainable employment in the environmental field, including assessment and cleanup. These green jobs reduce environmental contamination and build more sustainable futures for communities.
Additional EWDJT grant information and competition resources, including frequently asked questions.
Prospective applicants in Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, & Washington) are encouraged to contact:
Region 10 EWDJT Coordinator
FY14 Funding Guidance for State and Tribal Response Programs (STRP)
FY14 Funding Guidance for State and Tribal Response Programs (STRP) (PDF) (25 pp, 244K)
Generally, these response programs address the assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment of brownfields sites and other sites with actual or perceived contamination. This document provides guidance that will enable states and tribes to apply for and use Fiscal Year 2014 section 128(a) funds. This funding is intended for those states and tribes with overall management and administrative capacity within their government required to administer a federal grant. The primary goal of this funding is to ensure that state and tribal response programs include, or are taking reasonable steps to include, certain elements of an environmental response program and that the response program establishes and maintains a public record of sites addressed.
Requests for funding will be accepted from December 9, 2013 through January 31, 2014.
Learn more about EPA's State & Tribal Response Programs.
For more information and for inquiries about grant eligibility, please contact:
EPA Region 10 STRP Coordinator
Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB)
The TAB grantees funded through the TAB Program, among other things, serve as an independent resource assisting communities with community involvement, better understanding the health impacts of brownfield sites, science and technology relating to brownfield site assessment, remediation, and site preparation activities, brownfield finance questions, information on integrated approaches to brownfield cleanup and redevelopment, facilitating stakeholder involvement, identifying sources of brownfields assessment and cleanup funding, understanding and complying with state brownfields and voluntary cleanup program requirements, and facilitating redevelopment activities. More information about the TAB grantees providing technical assistance in your area can be found by click on the map below.
TAB Provider: Center for Creative Land Recycling
EPA Regions Served: 2, 4, 9, 10
Areas of Expertise: Custom trainings, a resource center approach to providing assistance, and specialized technical assistance to stakeholders in brownfields redevelopment
Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR)
Upcoming Conferences and Trainings
The Next Level
For Assessment, RLF, Cleanup, and Section 128(a) Recipients that are familiar with using ACRES, this training will provide instruction on how to make ACRES work for you and your property scenarios, and the answers to some commonly asked questions. This course is approximately 90 minutes long and scheduled on the following dates:
- Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:00am (PST)
How to Join a Training
There is no need to pre–register for training, however it is recommended that you test your computer to ensure compatibility prior to the training . On the day of training, follow the instructions below (you will need to join BOTH a conference call and a virtual meeting):
- Phone: Dial 1–800–747–5150
- Phone: Enter the conference code 1343126
- Computer: Click the Join Meeting Link next to the training you would like to attend at: http://epa.gov/acres/trainingschedule.htm
- Computer: Enter the meeting password "ACRES"
Past Brownfields Conferences and Workshops
- 18th Annual Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management (PDF) (1 page, 129K, About PDF) - November 6-9, 2012 - Anchorage, AK.
- All Appropriate Inquiry Training for Brownfield Grantees (PDF) (68 pp, 2.6MB) - September 2012
- 2012 Tribal Lands Forum; Tribal Lands and Environment: A National Forum on Solid Waste, Emergency Response, Contaminated Sites, and USTS - Coos Bay - August 20-23
- Inland Northwest Brownfields Conference - June 21-22 - Spokane
- Oregon Brownfields Conference - June 13-14 – Portland
- EPA Region 10 Tribal Leaders' Summit - April 30 - May 4, 2012 - Grande Ronde, Oregon
- Archive of the 2010 Western Brownfields Workshop Presentations