Call for Presentations – 2014 WV Brownfields Conference

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The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers are currently seeking presentation proposals to fill limited slots for the 2014 WV Brownfields Conference in Huntington, WV on September 11-12

Example presentation topics include: 

  • Finance and funding mechanisms
  • Liability and risk mitigation
  • Site redevelopment strategies
  • Other redevelopment related ideas, case studies, and best practices.

The WV Brownfields Conference anticipates presentation formats to include expert panels, interactive workshops, and technical training. 

To submit your presentation proposal, download this proposal form, enter your information, save it, and email to by March 3, 2014.  Scanned copies are also acceptable. 

Download the 2014 presentation proposal form.

For more information on the Conference and the types of presentations we’re looking for, visit our 2014 West Virginia Brownfields Conference page.

Renewable Energy Applications on Surface-Mined Lands Request for Proposals Released

Written by George Carico on . Posted in Media, News, Uncategorized


 The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center (WVBAC) at Marshall University, a program within Marshall University’s Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences, has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Renewable Energy Applications on Surface-Mined Lands.  The objective of this project is to increase renewable energy projects on surface-mined land properties.  Renewable energy project examples include wind generation of electricity, solar photovoltaic and concentrated solar power applications, and biomass energy production.  Eligible projects must involve utilization of surface-mined property in West Virginia.  Funding for this initiative is being provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission and the West Virginia Division of Energy.

Funding requests of up to $40,000 will be considered for funding.  Average proposal amounts are expected to be in the $25,000 to $35,000 range.  Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, units of local government, non-profit organizations, quasi-governmental entities, West Virginia school systems and West Virginia state agencies.  Complete eligibility guidelines, match funding requirements, and application instructions are included in the RFP. 

Applications are due on or before January 15th, 2014. 

A copy of the RFP can be downloaded here.

BAD Buildings Informational Webinar Now Online

Written by Luke Elser on . Posted in Uncategorized

The BAD Buildings Program Informational Webinar, hosted by the NBAC, is now available.  Click here to view the webinar.

This webinar describes the program in detail, including the model of the program, what will be provided to selected communities, and local obligations.  The application is discussed, including how to write a strong application, how applications are reviewed and selected, and tips to submitting the best possible project proposal.

The presentation used throughout the webinar is also available.  Click here for a copy of the presentation.

The BAD Buildings Program is a statewide initiative which provides technical assistance and site analysis tools to develop and enhance abandoned/dilapidated buildings programs in West Virginia communities.  The program also addresses barriers to identifying, prioritizing, and redeveloping BAD buildings.

Applications are due January 7th, 2014.  Contact Luke Elser at 304-293-6990 or by email at for additional information or questions.

Click here to download a copy of the application.

NEW Dates – EPA Grant Guidelines Workshops

Written by Andrew Stacy on . Posted in Uncategorized

The WV Brownfields Assistance Center have rescheduled the EPA Brownfields Grant Workshops to help communities identify opportunities and develop proposals for funding local brownfields redevelopment projects.

Below are the times and dates for the two workshops:

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Time:  10:30am – 2:00pm
Location:  Morgantown, WV
Venue:  WVU Erickson Alumni Center
RSVP Contact:  Patrick Kirby – or 304-293-6984

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Time:  10:30am – 2:oopm
Location:  Charleston, WV
Venue:  DEP Headquarters, Dolly Sods Room, #1125                      
RSVP Contact:  George Carico – or 304-696-5456

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