Morgantown, W.Va. – 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).
The proposal submission deadline is December 18, 2015.
Contact: Andrew Stacy; Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center,
(304) 293-7085; firstname.lastname@example.org
Brownfields include all property, which is hindered from redevelopment, or reuse due to the presence or perceived presence of a hazardous substance, or contaminant. The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers were created in 2005 by the West Virginia Legislature to empower communities to plan and implement redevelopment projects.
About the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Centers
The Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center is a program of the West Virginia Water Research Institute housed at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University and serves the northern 33 counties in West Virginia. The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University, located in Huntington, West Virginia is housed within the Center for Environmental, Geotechnical, and Applied Sciences (CEGAS) and serves the southern 22 counties in West Virginia.