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EPA Hosts Two Brownfields Grant Workshops in October

Release Date: 10/04/2006
Contact Information: Belinda Young, (913) 551-7463, young.belinda@epa.gov



Environmental News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Kansas City, Kan., Oct. 4, 2006) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7, will host two one-day Brownfields grant workshops during October to help communities improve their Brownfields grant proposals. The workshops will be held on the following dates:


Oct. 19, 2006
Omaha, Neb.
Natural Resources Center
on Lake Wehrspan
8901 S. 154th St.

Oct. 25, 2006
Kansas City, Kan.
Johnson County Office Building
11811 S. Sunset Dr., Suite 2700
Olathe, Kan.


The workshops are free, but all participants must register as soon as possible to attend. The workshops are designed to cover the basics of how to submit a proposal to the EPA Brownfields Program and guidance for improving the quality of proposals.

The major workshop agenda topics will include:

The different grant types EPA provides for Brownfields
Who is eligible to apply
The grant application process
Threshold and ranking criteria
What makes a good application
Grant writing tips

The workshops will include presentations from the state voluntary cleanup programs. Participants will have time to meet with a representative from their state program to gather suggestions for their Brownfields grant proposals.

Invitation letter, outreach flyer, and registration form


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Learn more about Brownfields grants at www.epa.gov/brownfields