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Upcoming Deadlines

May 20, 2015
DEADLINE:  Brownfields 2015 National Conference Call for Poster Ideas
Opportunity for communities, property owners, and State and Tribal partners to showcase successful projects.  Posters can also serve as a tool for attracting prospective purchasers and investors for project areas that are in the implementation phase.
The submission form is available on the Brownfields 2015 website

May 28, 2015
DEADLINE: Pollution Prevention Projects Grant Applications
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Source Reduction Assistance Grants provide funding for projects that reduce or eliminate pollution at the source. Eligible entities include states, local governments, school districts, institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, and tribes.  Learn more here:   

May 29, 2015
DEADLINE: Renewal Awards Nominations (Free)
Renewal Awards Ceremony at Brownfields 2015 National Conference
Nominations are only accepted through the online system    For questions, please contact Barbara Leopold at (312) 488-4830 x 107, or e-mail at bleopold@brownfieldrenewal.com.

June 1, 2015
DEADLINE: Brownfields 2015 Travel Scholarship Applications
To complete your online application for a travel scholarship, sign into your account at www.brownfieldsconference.org
for free.  For questions, please contact Cory Fleming at cfleming@icma.org or 207-854-1083.

June 5, 2015
DEADLINE:  Response to the IFA RFQ for environmental consulting services

June 15, 2015
DEADLINE: Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program Application

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of $13.5 million in grant funding to help governments and nonprofit organizations switch to cleaner diesel engines. Local governments, tribal agencies and nonprofits can win grants up to $2.14 million each. Eligible applicants include regional, state, local or tribal agencies, and port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality. Nonprofit organizations may apply if they provide pollution reduction or educational services to diesel fleet owners or if their principal purpose is promoting clean transportation or air quality. Priority is given to fleets operating at goods-movements facilities in areas designated as having poor air quality, projects that engage and benefit local communities, and applicants that demonstrate an ability continue their emission-reduction efforts after the project has ended. Learn more here 

June 22, 2015
DEADLINE: Community Health Projects Related to Contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse Sites Application
The ATSDR Community Health Projects (CHP) Related to Contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse Sites purpose is to increase responsive public health actions by promoting healthy and safe environments and preventing harmful exposures related to contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse Sites. Community health projects that address impacts of contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse sites further ATSDR's public health mission to promote healthy and safe environments and prevent harmful exposures. These projects will have a particular emphasis on identifying health issues prior to redevelopment and/or assessing changes in community health associated with reuse plans and redevelopment. Learn more here 

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.

May 27, 2015
WEBINAR: Leveraging Brownfields Assistance for Succesful Redevelopment
2:00 PM EST
Left alone, brownfields are detriments to the landscape and environment, negatively affecting property values and deterring investment in nearby areas. Although challenging to finance due to cleanup costs, the redevelopment of brownfields can increase the tax base and property values, create jobs, and spur local investment. Whether you are unsure of what a brownfield is, or you are well-versed in state and EPA brownfields programs, this webinar will help you learn about leveraging brownfields assistance. We will learn about what brownfields are, where you can go for assistance in your community, and how the redevelopment of brownfields can improve the local economy. Register for the webinar

Last week of May 2015
HUD’s New Public Offering for Section 108 Guaranteed Loans
To enable state and local government Section 108 borrowers to obtain long-term, fixed rate financing for approved community and economic development projects. Section 108 staff will be discussing the details of such refinancing with borrowers and provide estimates of savings. Contact the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program staff at 202-402-4654 for more information on accessing fixed rate financing.

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

June 2, 2015
Midwestern States Environmental Consultants Association Quarterly Meeting
12:00pm - 4:45pm
Indiana Government Center South
Indianapolis, IN
Quarterly Meeting Information & Registration 

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

June 16, 2015
Brownfields Resources and Partners Workshop
co-hosted by Ball State University (BSU), TAB, and Indiana Brownfields Program
Indianapolis, IN
For registration and more information

June 17, 2015
U.S. EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop (FREE
co-hosted by BSU, TAB, and Indiana Brownfields Program
Indianapolis,IN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
For registration and more information:                                                                                                                                 

June 25, 2015
WEBINAR: SRI Webinar Series: Bringing Alternative Energy Projects to Superfund Sites
2:00 - 4:00 PM EDT
For more information and to register

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 13, 2015
WEBINAR: SRI Webinar Series: Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Perspectives on Superfund Site Reuse,
2:00 - 4:00 PM EDT
For more information and to register

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 

Deadlines & Calendar of Events Archives

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.