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EPA Region 7 to Host Five Free Brownfields Grant Writing Workshops for Communities Interested in 2012 Competition

Release Date: 08/19/2011
Contact Information: Belinda Young, (913) 551-7463, young.belinda@epa.gov


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Kansas City, Kan., Aug. 19, 2011) - Over the next three weeks, EPA Region 7 will present a series of free grant writing workshops designed for communities interested in applying for EPA Brownfields funding later this fall.

The Agency is working with the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, and the Kansas State University Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program, to present the five workshops, including two in Nebraska, and one each in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.

The workshops will explain EPA Brownfields funding available during Fiscal Year 2012 to assess and clean up abandoned properties. Sessions will also discuss who may apply for the funding, how the grant application process works, and tips for writing good grant applications.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Individuals from local, state, and tribal governments, non-profits, coalitions; land clearance authorities; and quasi-governmental entities interested in brownfields assessment, cleanup or revolving loan fund grants.

WHEN AND WHERE:

Thursday, Aug. 25, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, 1730 E. Elm, First Floor, Bennett Springs Room, Jefferson City, Mo., 65101, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 30, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7 Office, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, Kan., 66101, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 31, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Field Office, 8901 S. 154th Street, Suite 5, Omaha, Neb., 68138, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 1, F. Johnson Building, 701 4th Avenue, Holdrege, Neb., 68949, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 8, Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 300 E. 9th Street, Coralville, Iowa, 52241, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

TO REGISTER: Contact Sabine Martin, Kansas State University TAB representative, 785-532-6474, or smartin1@ksu.edu.

Brownfields are properties where expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, controlled substances, petroleum or petroleum products or mine-scarred lands.

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