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Upcoming Deadlines

February 9, 2015  

DEADLINE: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Application Public housing authorities, local governments, nonprofits, tribal entities, and for-profit developers are eligible to apply. Applications must present a plan to revitalize a severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted multifamily housing project located in a distressed neighborhood into a viable, mixed-income community. Find the full application package at www.grants.gov. Click on Search Grants. The CFDA number is 14.889. 

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.  http://www.starcommunities.org/get-started/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:  http://www.sustainablehighways.dot.gov/project_solicitation.aspx

Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Comprehensive Site Redevelopment Program (CSRP) in partnership with Indiana Finance Authority (IFA)  Letters of Intent (LOI) accepted by OCRA anytime.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding opportunities for brownfields include:  Blight Clearance Program and Planning Grants.  For more information about deadlines and dates, contact your OV+CRA Community Liaison and/or visit http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

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.

Stellar Communities (multi-agency partnership)
January 30, 2015, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

http://www.in.gov/ocra/2601.htm

February 3, 2015
DEADLINE: Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) Grant Proposals

This funding to nonprofit organizations and eligible entities to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs focuses on hazardous and solid waste management, assessment, and cleanup associated activities, chemical safety, and wastewater management. These Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grants are provided to recruit, train, and place, unemployed and under-employed, including low-income and minority, residents historically affected by hazardous and solid waste sites and facilities who have the skills needed to secure full-time, sustainable employment in the environmental field and in the assessment and cleanup work taking place in their communities. For more information and to view the guidance, please visit http://www.epa.gov/oswer/docs/grants/epa-oswer-oblr-15-01.pdf

February 9, 2015
DEADLINE: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Application

Public housing authorities, local governments, nonprofits, tribal entities, and for-profit developers are eligible to apply. Applications must present a plan to revitalize a severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted multifamily housing project located in a distressed neighborhood into a viable, mixed-income community. Find the full application package at www.grants.gov. Click on Search Grants. The CFDA number is 14.889.

February 17, 2015
WEBINAR: ITRC Petroleum Vapor Intrusion: Fundamentals of Screening, Investigation, and Management

1:00pm - 3:15pm EST
This webinar will provide regulators and practitioners with consensus information based on empirical data and recent research to support Petroleum Vapor Intrusion decision making under different regulatory frameworks. http://www.clu-in.org/training/#Petroleum_Vapor_Intrusion:_Fundamentals_of_Screening,_Investigation,_and_Management_20150217.

March 6, 2015
OCRA Wastewater Drinking Water (WDW) - Proposals due

http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm

March 16, 2015
Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Legislative Day

Hyatt Regency, 1 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis
http://www.citiesandtowns.org/

March 20, 2015
 OCRA Stormwater Improvements (SIP) - Proposals due
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm

OCRA Main Street Revitalization Program (MSRP) -
Proposals due http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm

March 24, 2015
WEBINAR: Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Newly Elected Officials
Training http://www.citiesandtowns.org/

March 25, 2015
WEBINAR: Risk Management and Assessing Liability: Helping Communities Pursue Reuse Opportunities at Contaminated Properties
2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
This webinar is intended to share two critical resources to guide municipal governments, developers, investors and communities in how to mitigate risk and achieve local land revitalization goals. Presenters will share available information in U.S. EPA's Revitalization Handbook  Revitalizing Contaminated Lands: Addressing Liability Concerns and in U.S. EPA's Process for Risk Evaluation, Property Analysis and Reuse Decisions (PREPARED) Workbook.  http://www.clu-in.org/training/#SRI_Webinar_Series:_Risk_Management_and_Assessing_Liability:_Helping_Communities_Pursue_Reuse_Opportunities_at_Contaminated_Properties_20150325

April 24, 2015
OCRA Public Facilities Program (PFP) - Proposals due

http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm

OCRA Comprehensive Site Redevelopment Program (CSRP)/Blight Clearance Program (BCP) - Letters of Intent due
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm

May 11, 2015
WEBINAR: Green Infrastructure: Reusing Contaminated Sites and Promoting Sustainable Communities

2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
This webinar will introduce green infrastructure elements in the context of reusing and revitalizing contaminated lands. Site-specific projects will be used to discuss reuse projects that with green infrastructure elements such as habitat conservation, stormwater management, recreational opportunities and quality of life for communities nearby the contaminated land. The webinar will also share green infrastructure considerations and opportunities for future projects looking to sustainably return contaminated lands to productive and beneficial use for communities.
http://www.clu-in.org/training/#SRI_Webinar_Series:_Risk_Management_and_Assessing_Liability:_Helping_Communities_Pursue_Reuse_Opportunities_at_Contaminated_Properties_20150325

May 15-19, 2015
2015 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

Detroit, MI
Themed “Beyond Blight: Building a Bold Movement,” the 2015 conference will explore the latest tools to combat vacancy and move beyond neighborhood blight, as well as how government officials, community leaders, and others in the field can join forces across departments, cities, and even states to achieve wide-scale positive change. Conference sessions will highlight work from around the country, including efforts in Michigan.

May 29, 2015
OCRA Wastewater Drinking Water (WDW) - Applications due
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm


June 5, 2015
OCRA Stormwater Improvements (SIP) - Applications due
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm

OCRA Main Street Revitalization Program (MSRP) - Applications due
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm

July 10, 2015
OCRA Public Facilities Program (PFP) - Applications due
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm

OCRA Blight Clearance Program (BCP) - Applications due
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2331.htm

July 17, 2015
OCRA Wastewater Drinking Water (WDW) - Awards announced

July 31, 2015
OCRA Stormwater Improvements (SIP) - Awards announced

August 3, 2015
OCRA Main Street Revitalization Program (MSRP) - Awards announced

August 28, 2015
OCRA Public Facilities Program (PFP) - Awards announced

September 1, 2015
OCRA Blight Clearance Program (BCP) - Awards announced

September 2-4, 2015
2015 National Brownfields Training Conference, cosponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Chicago Hilton on Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Visit the Conference Website for additional information:  http://www.brownfieldsconference.org/

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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.