Ohio Communities Awarded $1.9 Million in Brownfield Funding from EPA

Jun 7, 2019 | News, Newsletter

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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OEDA 2022 Annual Excellence Awards – Call for Nominations

The Ohio Economic Development Association’s annual Excellence Awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations in Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development.  Submit your nominations today and have excellence in your community recognized statewide!

A panel of judges will evaluate the nominations, determine finalists, and select a winner for each of the categories noted below.  Award winners will be announced in conjunction with the 2022 OEDA Annual Summit, being held October 3-6 at the Exchange at Bridge Park in Dublin, Ohio. 

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