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Upcoming Deadlines

April 1, 2014
DEADLINE:  U.S. EPA Research and Technical Assistance Grant Proposals
EPA has announced the availability of funding to eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to conduct research, or provide technical assistance to communities facing bownfields cleanup and revitalization challenges.  Focus areas of this announcement include:

  1. technical assistance to environmental workforce development and job training grantees
  2. technical assistance on the integration of environmental justice and equitable development for brownfields-impacted communities
  3. research on the benefits of brownfields redevelopment
  4. technical assistance on brownfields financing and economic development strategies to brownfields-impacted communities.

For more information, visit the U.S. EPA Brownfield Grant Website at

April 2, 2 014
DEADLINE:  Health Impact Project Call for Proposals
The Health Impact Project is issuing its fourth call for proposals to support two types of initiatives:  health impact assessment (HIA), demonstration projects that inform a specific decision, and HIA program grants that enable organizations with experience with HIAs to develop sustainable HIA programs that integrate the assessments and related approaches in policymaking at the local, state or tribal levels.

March 14, 2014   Extended to April 14, 2014
DEADLINE:  "Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership" (IMCP) Application
U.S. EPA worked with the White House in developing the IMCP which encourages communities to devise comprehensive economic development strategies that strengthen their competitive edge in attracting global manufacturers and their supply chains. Phase 2 of the IMCP was recently announced. In this competition, up to 12 communities that come up with winning strategies will receive a designation of “Manufacturing Community” that gives them elevated consideration for $1.3 billion in federal dollars and assistance from 10 cabinet departments/agencies. These communities would also potentially receive additional catalytic federal investments to support their economic development strategies. For more information, click here.

April 18, 2014
DEADLINE:  Indiana Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence nominations
The Indiana Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence recognize exemplary projects across Indiana.  Projects must demonstrate significant and measurable results, be innovative, comprehensive and documented.  For more information, including the nomination cover page form and guidance on how to apply, visit the IDEM Web site at

April 28, 2014
DEADLINE:  DOT TIGER grant applications
The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the availability of $600 million for transportation projects across the country under a sixth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program.  The TIGER 2014 grant program will place an emphasis on projects that support reliable, safe, and affordable transportation options that improve connections for both urban and rural communities, making it easier for their residents to reach work, school and other ladders of opportunity.  While continuing to support projects of all types, DOT will prioritize applications for capital projects that better connect people to jobs, training and other opportunities, promote neighborhood redevelopment and reconnect neighborhoods divided by physical barriers, such as highways and railroads.  Click to learn more about TIGER 2014 and how to view DOT's Notice of Funding Availability.  For more information, contact Colleen Cain Sr. Policy Analyst at the Northeast-Midwest Institute at  DOT is booking additional dates for the webinar series on various aspects of the application process.  The webinars are free, but space is limited.  These dates will be posted to the TIGER website.

April 28, 2014
DEADLINE:  Health Impact Assessment for Improved Community Design
CDC's Health Community Design Initiative is awarding funds to increase the capacity of public health departments to include health considerations in transportation and land use planning decisions, and to expand the scope of health impacts considered when making decisions that impact community design.  Total project funding over a period of three years is $2,610,000.  Approximate number of awards is six.  Eligibility information is on pages 12-13 of the FOA.  To read examples of projects by awardees funded for the period of September 2011 - August 2014, go to and

No Deadline
Leadership STAR Communities Program
In partnership with the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN), STAR Communities will offer financial assistance to a limited number of communities that demonstrate need and the ability to leverage local philanthropic support for their participation in the Leadership STAR Community Program.

No Deadline
Solicitation for INVEST Implementation Projects, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
FHWA wants to use its INVEST 1.0 voluntary self-assessment tool to assess and enhance the sustainability of its projects and programs.  For this project, FHWA wants to partner with state departments of transportation (DOTs), metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), federal lands, and local governments.
FHWA's ultimate goal is to improve the sustainability of its highway programs' and projects' triple bottom line - social, economic, and environmental outcomes.
FHWA anticipates multiple awards of approximately $25,000 to $150,000, though projects may be larger or smaller depending on their context, scope and approach.  Federal statute requires a 100% nonfederal match (50-50 cost share).  In-kind contributions such as staffing can count toward the match requirement.  Information:


Calendar of Events

Mention of non-IFA conferences, events and workshops does not constitute an IFA endorsement of their contents, only an acknowledgment that they exist and may be relevant to our brownfields redevelopment stakeholders.

First Quarter, 2014 Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Comprehensive Site Redevelopment Program (CSRP) in partnership with Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) launch anticipated

March 13, 2014
WEBINAR: Sustainable Remediation                                       
10:00AM - 1:00PM EDT
To prepare for the Sustainable Remediation Conference 2014, the webinar aims to stimulate international exchange by providing a venue for professionals and interested parties from multiple backgrounds to share experiences and perspectives on how contaminated sites can be remediated with a lower environmental footprint, and how their reuse can contribute to a more sustainable land development. Call Carlos Pachon at 703-603-9904 or or visit here.

March 13, 2014
WEBINAR:  ASTM Phase I Environmental Assessment Standard Changes
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB)
will address changes to and challenges of using the new ASTM 1527-13 Phase I environmental site assessment standard.  To participate in the webinar and to add this event to your calendar, please go to the following URL:  Please visit the website and perform the system check well in advance of the webinar schedule date.
Meeting Number:  647 272 097;  Meeting Password: (This meeting does not require a password)
For more information, please contact NJIT TAB at 973-642-4165 or at or

March 17, 2014
U.S. Vapor Intrusion Stakeholder Forum
1:00 - 4:00 pm Pacific time
The U.S. EPA Forum will consist primarily of role-playing exercises, including "door-knocking" and a community meeting and will be available to observe via VIDEO STREAMING.  This real-time broadcast will be provided free of charge.  For more information, contact Lenny Siegel at

March 18, 2014
U.S. EPA Technical Workshops/Webinar
8:30 am - 5:30 pm Pacific time
U.S. EPA will convene a technical workshop on vapor intrusion entitled, Long Term Stewardship:  Challenges, Need & Benefits which will be available to observe via webinar at no cost.  Attendees may choose to listen using their computer speakers or via a toll-free number providedby GoToWebinar.  Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions online through the webinar software.  Reserve your Webinar seat now at:  A link to the presentations will be provided prior to the webinar.  For more information, contact Jenn Richkus ( or Robert Truesdale (

March 19, 2014
WEBINAR:  Greener Cleanup for Brownfields -- Q & A
11:00 am Eastern time
Are you cleaning up a brownfield?  Thinking of applying for an EPA assessment or cleanup grant?  Do you want to save money and protect the environment and human health?  Learn more about greening your brownfields assessment and cleanup work plans by attending the Greener Cleanup fr Brownfields webinar sponsored by K-State Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program, and U.S. EPA Region 5 Brownfields Program,   For more information and to register, please visit

March 20, 2014
WEBINAR:  Closing Property Transactions Using Mitigation Banking Credits
Mitigation credits resolve environmental permitting and enforcement requirements for the divestiture and/or acquisition of surplus corporate properties, brownfield redevelopments or for the development of commercial or residential real estate.  Creative financing tools including the use of mitigation banks provide a clear monetary value for transportation and energy sector projects as well as infrastructure development industries and brownfield redevelopments.  Among other issues, this webinar will address how mitigation banking can facilitate brownfield redevelopments.  REGISTER HERE

March 25, 2014
WEBINAR:  Greener Cleanup for Brownfields -- Q & A
3:00 pm Eastern time
Are you cleaning up a brownfield?  Thinking of applying for an EPA assessment or cleanup grant?  Do you want to save money and protect the environment and human health?  Learn more about greening your brownfields assessment and cleanup work plans by attending the Greener Cleanup fr Brownfields webinar sponsored by K-State Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program, and U.S. EPA Region 5 Brownfields Program,   For more information and to register, please visit

April 9 - 10, 2014
The 2014
Ohio Brownfield Conference
Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Columbus, OH
Information is posted about the April 9 evening Conference Reception and Hospitality Rooms.  Information about hotels and a map can also be found on the conference website.  Exhibitor registration will open soon.  The call for presentations is now closed.


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Project Highlights

A former Studebaker facility has been redeveloped into a new transfer/recycling station in South Bend, referred to as Green Tech Recycling (Green Tech). This is a great example of how thinking green for the environment can bring cost savings, new jobs, and community enrichment.

After a long industrial past, the former Studebaker Plant 8 facility sat vacant for 12 years. Mother Earth LLC (Mother Earth) then acquired the property in 2005 and invested $4 million for its demolition, remediation, and redevelopment. The Indiana Brownfields Program provided $45,123 in assessment and remediation grants to Saint Joseph County for the project, and the City of South Bend provided $67,000 in funding from a brownfield assessment grant that it received from the U.S. EPA.