Tuesday, November 27, 2012

City-county coalition to apply for $600K in brownfield funds

The City of Cincinnati, in conjunction with Hamilton County and the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, will apply for a $600,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Coalition Assessment Grant for the purpose of assessing brownfield sites throughout the City and Hamilton County.

The Port passed a resolution supporting the application on November 14.

Funding would also be used to inventory each site, to develop remediation plans, and to perform planning and community involvement activities for their eventual reuse.

The application deadline is December 3, and grants will be announced next spring.

The U.S. EPA estimates that it will award 133 assessment grants totaling $34 million in fiscal year 2013.

Previous reading on BC:
New Port strategic plan focuses on targeted investment, stabilization (11/20/12)
City wins award for American Can (10/8/12)
Reading pushing expansion of Life Sciences Complex (3/20/12)
Port, Hamilton Co, City accepting applications for brownfield cleanup grants (3/29/11)
$627M in Clean Ohio-financed projects viewable in online map (3/3/11)