Does your community have an abandoned building, old gas station, or other potentially contaminated building that is impeding your communities’ future growth? During this one-day workshop, you will gain a better understanding of what a brownfield is, learn how brownfield revitalization can be a part of your community’s economic development strategy, and hear from state and national leaders on resources available to your community.
8:30 a.m. Registration
Sarah Browning, Building Better Communities at Ball State
9:05 What is a Brownfield? Do I have one?
Beth Grigsby, ATC Associates Inc.
9:30 Sustainability and Brownfields Redevelopment
Blase Leven, TAB Coordinator, Kansas State University
10:15 Brownfield Cost Recovery Claims and Legal Issues
10:45 Indiana Brownfields Program: Legal and Technical Assistance Resources
Michele Oertel, Indiana Brownfields Program
11:15 EPA Update—Hot Topics in Brownfields Redevelopment
Deb Orr, EPA Region 5 Brownfields Coordinator
12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:45 More State and Federal Resources Panel
Jilly Curry, Indiana Office of Community and Rural AffairsRochelle Owen, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural DevelopmentGrant McFann, U.S. Department of Housing and Rural Affairs
1:45 Brownfields Resources and Online Tools
Blase Leven, TAB Coordinator, Kansas State University Beth Grigsby, ATC Associates Inc.
2:30 Brownfield Redevelopment Case Study: How One Community Connected the Dots
*Agenda may be subject to change.
When: Future dates are not available for this courseWhere: Ball State Indianapolis Center (50 S. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46220)Cost: $25 (This price includes workshop materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.)
If you have questions, please contact Building Better Communities: email@example.com or call 765-285-2773 for more information.
This workshop was offered in collaboration with:
TAB (Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities) Center for Hazardous Substance Research, Kansas State University
This one-day Grant Writing Workshop is designed for communities primarily interested in applying for an EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant (Community-Wide, Site-Specific or Coalition) or Cleanup Grant. The workshop will assist participants in detailing response strategies to Threshold and Ranking Criteria as well as utilizing the TAB EZ grant writing tool and discuss the planning process, specifically engaging the community and partners in the Brownfields initiative.
8:45 a.m. Registration - Coffee and pastries
9:00 Welcome and Introduction
9:15 EPA Brownfields Grant Purpose, Types, Amounts, Selection Process
9:45 EPA Brownfields Program Role
10:00 Indiana Brownfields Program Role
10:30 TAB Program and introcution to TAB-EZ
12:15 Lunch (on-site)
1:00 Project Description and Feasibility of Success
1:45 Community Engagement and Partnerships
2:45 Project Benefits 3:15 Cover Letter 3:30 -3:45 Questions and Adjourn
2:45 Project Benefits
3:15 Cover Letter 3:30 -3:45 Questions and Adjourn
3:15 Cover Letter
3:30 -3:45 Questions and Adjourn
3:30 -3:45 Questions and Adjourn
When: Future dates for this workshop are not currently available. Where: Ball State Indianapolis Center (50 S. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46220)Cost: Free
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