FY17 EPA Guidelines for Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grants Now Available

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The EPA brownfields assessment and cleanup grants were made available on October 13, 2016. Successful applicants can use the grants to empower communities to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. To view the guidelines and download applications, please visit the EPA’s Grants and Funding website.

Applications are due December 20, 2016.

To assist applicants with their proposals, EPA will host the EPA National Assessment and Cleanup Guideline Webinar; tentatively scheduled for the first week of November 2016. Please visit the EPA Brownfields Grant Funding website for the final date.

The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers will be assisting communities with the submittal of these EPA Brownfields Grants. Please contact us if you have plans to submit a grant application, need grant assistance, grant review, or have other questions about this opportunity.

View the Guidelines

Funding Opportunity: BDC of the Northern Panhandle Accepting Proposals

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The Business Development Corporation is accepting letter of interest (LOI) for the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Brownfield Assessment Coalition Project for Hazardous Substances and Petroleum. The project area is Brooke and Hancock counties in West Virginia and Jefferson County in Ohio. The deadline to submit an LOI is 1:00 PM on Friday, October 14, 2016.

Submit LOIs to:
Michael Paprocki, Executive Director, BHJ Metro Planning Commission
124 North 4th Street, 2nd Floor
Stuebenville, OH 43952

Read the full RFP here. For questions regarding this notice, please contact Michael Paprocki at (740) 282-3685.

2016 EPA EWDJT Funding Opportunities Released

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The EPA has released the Request for Proposals and guidelines for their FY 2016 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Funding Opportunities. In addition to Brownfields hazardous waste training, grantees may use grant funds for solid waste management or cleanup training, superfund site cleanup training, including innovative and alternative treatments, wastewater treatment and/or stormwater management training, emergency response training, enhanced environmental health and safety and/or chemical safety trianing and integrated pest management training The proposal submission deadline is January 14, 2016.

To learn more visit the FY16 EPA EWDJT Funding Opportunities homepage by clicking here.

In December, the EPA will be conducting two EWDJT grant writing webinars to assist applicants with understanding the EWDJT application guidelines. The webinars will also provide an opportunity for applicants to pose questions to the EPA. If you plan to submit an EWDJT proposal this year, it is highly recommended that you attend at least one of these webinars, especially if you have questions or need clarification on any of this year’s guidelines.

For more information on the webinars click here.

2016 EPA Brownfields Funding Opportunities Released

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The EPA has released the Request for Proposals and guidelines for their FY 2016 Brownfields Funding Opportunities. These brownfields grants may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum). Opportunities for funding are as follows:

Brownfields Assessment Grants (each funded up to $200,000 over three years; Assessment Coalitions are funded up to $600,000 over three years)

Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund Grants (each funded up to $1,000,000 over five years)

Brownfields Cleanup Grants (each funded up to $200,000 over three years).

Visit the FY16 EPA Brownfields Funding Opportunities homepage

The proposal submission deadline is December 18, 2015.

Grant Writing Assistance

The Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center will be conducting two grant writing webinars to assist in preparing your FY 2016 EPA Brownfields grant. The webinars will take place Tuesday, November 10 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM and Wednesday, November 18 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. More detailed information on the webinars, including instructions on how to connect, will be released soon.