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JUNE 16 & 17 | Ball State Indianapolis Center
Day 1 Agenda | Day 2 Agenda

This workshop is currently sold out. To be put your name on a waitlist or to find out more information about future opportunities please contact Brian Blackford at

Does your community have an abandoned building, old gas station, or other potentially contaminated site that is impeding your community’s future growth?  Ball State’s Building Better Communities, Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB), Indiana Brownfields Program and EPARegion 5 have partnered to present two days of informative brownfields workshops at the Ball State Indianapolis Center. Community and economic development professionals, government officials, property owners and other community leaders are encouraged to participate in one or both of the days.   

DAY 1: Brownfields Resources and Partners Workshop $30

Communities seeking ideas and expertise related to overarching brownfields redevelopment should attend day one. Representatives from the Indiana Brownfields Program, TAB and EPA will discuss available resources and legal issues. Three different panels comprised of state partners, communities and private partners respectively will examine partnerships and best practices. Lunch is included.   

Questions? Contact Brian Blackford

DAY 2: EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies FREE

Communities interested in applying for EPA Brownfields Assessment Grants (Community-wide, Site-specific or Coalition) or Cleanup Grants will receive hands-on, detailed assistance on day two. Participants will review past grant applications, discuss how to best engage community partners, and work through response strategies to Threshold and Ranking criteria. The TAB EZ grant writing tool will also be closely examined. Lunch is included.

Questions? Contact Beth Grigsby or by phone: (317-579-4069)


  • economic and community development professionals  
  • government officials, community volunteers, and other community leaders   
  • anyone interested in learning more about brownfield resources 
  • communities considering applying for an EPA Brownfields assessment or cleanup grant this fall 
  • communities that have applied for an EPA assessment or cleanup grant and have not been funded



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Building Better Communities
Carmichael Hall (CA), room 104
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306

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