Ohio Communities Awarded $1.9 Million in Brownfield Funding from EPA
Five Ohio communities were awarded $1.9 million in brownfield funding today, as part of the allocation of a $64 million allocation of grants to 149 Communities.
The grants were awarded under EPA’s Brownfields funding through its Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup (MAC) Grant Programs.
Ohio Communities Receiving Funding include:
- Ashtabula County Port Authority: $600,000
- Barberton: $300,000
- Cuyahoga County Land Bank: $300,000
- Perry County: $300,000
- Richland County Land Bank: $411,000
These brownfield redevelopment funds will aid under-served and economically disadvantaged communities, often in Opportunity Zones, as well as other parts of the country in assessing and cleaning up abandoned industrial and commercial properties, which are sometimes contaminated by one or more hazardous substance leftover from prior owners and tenants. A “brownfield” defined as a property for which the expansion, redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.
More information can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicants-selected-fy19-brownfields-multipurpose-assessment-and-cleanup-grants
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