Brownfield EPA Grant
Economic Development Administration
In 2018, the Alleghany Highlands Economic Development Corporation was awarded $600,000 through the Economic Development Administration’s Brownfields Program. The activities implemented through this award will be implemented from 2019-2021.
Funds will be used to prepare selected properties for reinvestment, resulting in a number of positive environmental and economic outcomes for the community. Other communities have had successful projects that added much to the community. The EPA web site has links to success stories.
Basic information about the United States Economic Development Administration Brownfields Program is listed below. For details, visit https://www.epa.gov/brownfields
What is a “Brownfield”?
A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. It is estimated that there are more than 450,000 brownfield in the U.S. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties increases local tax bases, facilitates job growth, utilizes existing infrastructure, takes development pressures off of undeveloped, open land, and both improves and protects the environment.
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