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DEADLINES:

February 10, 2012
DEADLINE: U.S. EPA BrownfieldsMulti-Purpose Pilot Grant Proposals
http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/news/index.htm

Multi-Purpose Pilot Grant Guidelines (PDF) (58 pp, 508K)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) (39 pp, 179K)

February 10, 2012
DEADLINE: Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs (OCRA) Community Focus Fund Proposals
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

February 20, 2012
DEADLINE: U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant pre-applications
Click here for a copy of RFP.

February 29, 2012
DEADLINE: U.S. EPA Environmental Justice Grant Proposals
http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/grants/ej-smgrants.html
http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/resources/publications/grants/ej-smgrants-rfp-2012.pdf

March 19, 2012
DEADLINE: U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant applications
Click here for a copy of RFP.

March 28, 2012
DEADLINE: Sustainable Land Re-Use Tools for Practitioners Registration
To register and for more information: Please contact Verle Hansen at 513-569-7326, hansen.verle@epa.gov and see the flyer here. 

March 30, 2012
DEADLINE: OCRA Main Street Revitalization Program Proposals
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

April 4, 2012
WEBINAR SERIES: U.S. EPA TechDirect National Association of Remedial Project Managers (NARPM) Presents...Institutional Controls
1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
For more information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/live.

April 6, 2012
DEADLINE: National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Applicatins
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications for the 11th annual National Award for Smart Growth Achievement.  This competition is open to public and private sector entities that have successfully used smart growth principles to improve communities environmentally, socially and economically.  EPA will honor communities in three categories: (1) Programs and Policies, (2) Equitable Development and (3) Main Street or Corridor Revitalization.  In addition, the Overall Excellence winner will be selected.  Sustainable Strategies DC is helping communities get organized to compete for this recognition.  For more information, click here.

April 10, 2012
DEADLINE: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant applications
Click here for a copy of RFP.

April 12, 2012
DEADLINE: Workforce Development and Job Training Grant Proposals
http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/news/index.htm

April 20, 2012
DEADLINE: Indiana Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence Nominations
http://www.in.gov/idem/5147.htm

April 20, 2012
DEADLINE: OCRA Community Focus Fund Proposals
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

June 1-July 15
DEADLINE: Early Bird Regstration for NBA's The Big Deal

June 15, 2012
DEADLINE: Brownfield Renewal Award nominations
Nominations can be submitted at http://www.brownfieldrenewal.com/; just click on the Renewal Awards tab and submit your application directly on-line.

June 25-26, 2012
Auto Community Revitalization Roundtable
Anderson, IN
Click here for more information.  RSVP no later than June 19 to Allison Lintvedt of EMS, Inc. at Allison.Lintvedt@emsus.com or call 301-589-5318 x34.

June 26, 2012
DEADLINE: Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Grant Funding Proposal
Funding can be used to Reduce Toxic Substances in Brownfield Sites ($1,465,000).  More specific information and the Request for Proposal is available here.  All proposals should be returned electronically by 5:00 P.M. (EST) to: GLRI@fs.fed.us.  For more information, contact Leah Konrady, Director of the Great Lakes Washington Program at the Northeast-Midwest Institute.

July 15-September 30, 2012
DEADLINE: Regular Registration for NBA's The Big Deal
http://brownfieldassociation.org/Events/NBABigDeal2012.aspx
http://brownfieldassociation.org/Documents/BigDeal/BD2012_Program_060512.pdf

Call for Ideas Deadline Extended to August 24, 2012
DEADLINE: The Brownfields 2013 Call for Ideas
http://www.brownfieldsconference.org/en/Article/83/The_Brownfields_2013_Call_for_Ideas_is_Now_Open?pub=1&issue=Issue+2

September 14, 2012
DEADLINE: Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Economic Development Assistance Program Grants for Renewable
Energy/Energy Efficiency Projects
Contact EDA for help in preparing your application.  For more information, click here.

September 28, 2012
DEADLINE: OCRA DR2 Competitive Clearance Program Round 2  Applications
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

October 1, 2012
DEADLINE to contact the Indiana Brownfields Program to confirm potential partners/sites for IFA Community-wide or Coalition Assessment Grant Proposal to U.S. EPA

October 12, 2012
DEADLINE to submit nomination for Brownfield Renewal Person of the Year. 
click here

October 26, 2012
DEADLINE: U.S. EPA Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Technical Assistance Applications
The Request for Letters of Interest is available on the Building Blocks page here.

October 29, 2012
DEADLINE to Request from the Indiana Brownfields Program the required State Acknowledgement Letters/Petroleum Eligibility Determinations for the U.S. EPA ARC Grant Proposals
Request Form is available here

November 14, 2012
DEADLINE: Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities Grant Guidelines - Request for Proposals
For guidelines and FAQs: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm

November 19, 2012 -DUE DATE EXTENSION to December 3, 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy
DEADLINE:  U.S. EPA FFY13 Guidelines for Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grant Proposals

For more information, go to:  http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm.

In addition, the community notification requirement for Cleanup Grant Proposals is similarly extended by two weeks from November 5 2012 to November 19, 2012.

Information regarding this change will be made available via an updated RFP uploaded to the OBLR website www.epa.gov/brownfields and http://www.grants.gov/ website.

For further information, please contact Jeanette Mendes at Mendes.Jeanette@ipa.gov

November 30, 2012
DEADLINE: U.S. EPA FFY13 Guidelines for Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant Proposals
For more information, go to:  http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm
For details about the October 4 webinar, visit EPA Smartgrowth's webinar page.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

January 9-13, 2012: Ball State University's Indiana Economic Development Course (EDC)
Horizon Convention Center - Muncie, IN
For additional program information, please visit www.bsu.edu/bbc/edc or contact Rose Wright at (765) 285-1628 or rwright@bsu.edu.

January 10, 2012
Telebriefing: New Standards for Superfund Liability Relief
3:00pm-4:00pm Eastern Time
http://www.lawseminars.com/detail.php?SeminarCode=12SUPERTB

January 12 & February 1 & February 15, 2012
TELECONFERENCE CALLS: U.S. EPA Environmental Justice Grant Proposals

http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/grants/ej-smgrants.html

http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/resources/publications/grants/ej-smgrants-rfp-2012.pdf

January 17, 2012
WEBINAR: U.S. EPA CLU-IN Series - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program (SRP)
Funding Opportunities: Small Business Innovative Research Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Research (SBIR/STTR) Grants (R43/R41) Hazardous Substances Detection and Remediation Program; and RFA-ES-12-003 "Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Traning Program (P42)"
2:00pm-4:00pm EST
http://clu-in.org/conf/tio/register/default.cfm?title=SRP%20Funding%20Opportunities%20Web%20Seminar

January 19, 2012
CONFERENCE CALL: U.S. EPA Multi-Purpose Pilot Guidelines
Call-in Number: 1-866-299-3188/code 202 566 2773

Multi-Purpose Pilot Guidelines: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm

FAQs: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/proposal_guides/mp_faqs.pdf

March 16, 2012
WEBINAR: Understanding the FY12 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant Proposal Guidelines -
this seminar will provide an overview and will include a description of the history of the program, eligible use of funds, threshold and ranking evaluation criteria, as well as helpful hints for submitting a strong proposal.  Time will also be allotted for questions and answers.  The deadline for submission of proposals to EPA under this competitive opportunity is April 12, 2012.  For more information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/live.

March 20, 2012
WORKSHOP: Brownfields/OCRA
10:00am to 3:00pm
Session 1 Topic:  Redevelopment of Blighted Properties - Resources and Strategies (10:00am - 12:00pm)
Session 2 Topic:  OCRA Disaster Recovery Clearance/Brownfield Programs (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
Indiana Government Center South Auditorium - 402 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis
TO REGISTER, e-mail Beth Dawson at bdawson@ocra.in.gov at the Office of Community and Rural Affairs with the subject: "Brownfields Workshop."  Provide the names of attendees and indicate if each will attend Session 1, 2 or both.
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

March 21, 2012
WEBINAR SERIES: U.S. EPA TechDirect Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI) - Aligning Remedies with Reuse
2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
In addition to the webinar sessions, SRI also highlights a new site and its redevelopment story every other month.  For more information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/live

March 22, 2012
WEBINAR SERIES: U.S. EPA TechDirect ITRC Mine Waste Treatment Technology Selection
11:00am-1:15pm EDT
For more information and to register, see http://www.itrcweb.org/ or http://clu-in.org/live.

March 28, 2012
WORKSHOP: Beginner's Guide to Grant Writing Workshops: Sponsored by Purdue University Extension and the Purdue Center for Regional Development
Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis
Complete the registration form found at www.purdue.edu/grantwriting and return it along with payment as instructed on the form. 

April 4, 11, 18, 2012
TRAINING: OCRA
Grant Administrator Training
Fort Benjamin Harrison
9:00am-4:00pm
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

April 17 and 23, 2012
WEBINAR SERIES: U.S. EPA TechDirect National Association of Remedial Project Managers (NARPM) Presents: Two Webinars from th 2011 NARPM Greener Cleanups Sessions
1:00pm -3:00pm EDT
For more information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/live.

April 18, 2012
WEBINAR: U.S. EPA "Greener Cleanups - EPA's Methodology for Understanding and Reducing a Project's Environmental Footprint (Final)" -
to help prioritze efforts to reduce the footprint and improve the outcome of cleanups.
1:00-3:00PM (Eastern time)
Archive of draft available at http://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/greenercleanups_081011/)
Final available at www.cluin.org/live/archive.
Archive of webinar will be posted online approximately 2 weeks after the webinar and can be accessed at www.cluin.org/live/archive.

April 19, 2012
WORKSHOP: Sustainable Land Re-Use Tools for Practitioners
Cincinnati, OH
This workshop is Free.  To register and for more information: Please contact Verle Hansen at 513-569-7326, hansen.verle@epa.gov.  See the flyer here.  See the Agenda here.

April 25, 2012
TRAINING: OCRA
Grant Administrator Training
Fort Benjamin Harrison
9:00am-12:00pm
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

May 10-11, 2012
CONFERENCE: Midwestern Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference
http://www.greenjobsconference.org/
Detroit, Michigan

May 22, 2012
WEBINAR: U.S. EPA Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grant Competition Listening Session for FFY13 ARC process
1:00 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
Call In: 1-866-299-3188  Code: 2025661887#
Location: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/fy13-arc-2/
Space is limited, so RSVP and forward specific questions/ideas to discuss to Jeanette Mendes at mendes.jeanette@epa.gov  by Tuesday, May 21, 2012
The FY12 ARC Guidelines can be found at http://epa/gov/brownfields/applicat.htm

May 22, 2012
Renewable Energy on Contaminated Land:Tools for Local Governments
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
For more information and to register, see http://clu-in.org/live

June 28, 2012
NBA's Building Sustainable Communities
Chicago, IL
http://www.brownfieldassociation.org/
Click here for more information

June 29-July 2, 2012
International District Energy Association (IDEA) Annual Conference, "Cooler, Cleaner Cities"
Chicago, IL
Includes a Community Energy Development Workshop from 9:00AM-3:00PM to help communities implement sustainable district energy solutions into new urban centers, smart growth and brownfield developments.
For more information, contact Colleen Cain, Senior Policy Analyst at the Northeast-Midwest Institute.

May 15-17, 2013
Brownfields 2013
Atlanta, GA
http://www.brownfieldsconference.org/en/home

July 24, 2012
Local Officials CDBG Training
Bedford, IN
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

July 26, 2012
ITRC Project Risk Management Internet Training
http://www.itrcweb.org/ibt.asp#ProRiskMan

July 27, 2012
Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Main Street Revitalization Program Awards Announced
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

July 27, 2012
OCRA DR2 Competitive Clearance Program Round 1 Awards Announced
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

August 7, 2012
Ball State University Economic Redevelopment Resources for Blighted Properties Workshop, Indianapolis, IN
Information and presentations available at http://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/BBC/Training/BrownfieldResourcesandPartnersWorkshop.aspx

August 8, 2012
U.S. EPA Brownfield Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop, Indianapolis, IN
Information and presentations available at http://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/BBC/Training/BrownfieldResourcesandPartnersWorkshop.aspx
http://www.engg.ksu.edu/CHSR/outreach/tab/workshops/2012BFIndianapolis_IN080812.html

August Webinars 2012
FFY13 U.S. EPA Brownfield ARC Grant Proposal Process
Register for webinars at:  http://www.epa.gov/region9/brownfields/grants/images/WesternBfWorkshop.pdf

August 23, 2012
CDBG Economic Development Training
Indiana Government Center South
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

August 30, 2012
Local Officials CDBG Training
Waterloo, IN
http://www/in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

August 31, 2012
OCRA Community Focus Fund Awards Announced
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

September 25, 2012
WEBINAR: U.S. EPA FFY 13 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grant Proposals
11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
https://epa.connectsolutions.com/fy13-arc-outreach/
No Registration is necessary.

September 27, 2012
WEBINAR: TAB EZ for U.S. EPA Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grant Proposals   
11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
https://epa.connectsolutions.com/tabez/
Registration in not necessary but recommended at http://www.tabez.org/.

September 28, 2012
WEBINAR: U.S. EPA FFY 13 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grant Proposals     
11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
https://epa.connectsolutions.com/fy13-arc-outreach-2/
No Registration is necessary.
Questions can be directed to Jeanette Mendes at (202) 566-1887 or mendes.jeanette@epa.gov.

October 3, 2012
WEBINAR: U.S. EPA's Brownfields Area-wide Pilot Program: Lessons Learned and Upcoming New Funding Opportunity
2:00pm-3:15pm EDT
To Register: https://www.1.gotomeeting.com/register/232971496
For more information, contact Kristina Byrne at kbyrne@securityandsustainabilityforum.com or 202-714-3342

October 4, 2012
WEBINAR: U.S. EPA Region 5 Availability Session for FFY 13 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grant Proposals
2:00pm-4:00pm EST
Call-in number: (866) 299-3188
Passcode: 3128866222#
Review Guidelines and FAQs at: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/news/index.htm
RSVP to Jan Pels at Pels.Jan@epamail.epa.gov

October 3-4, 2012
NBA's The Big Deal - Rebuilding Your Brownfield Network - Chicago, IL
http://www.brownfieldassociation.org/
http://brownfieldassociation.org/Documents/BigDeal/BD2012_Program_060512.pdf
Click here for more information on The Big Deal

October 4, 2012
Local Officials CDBG Training
Evansville, IN
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

October 10-11, 2012
Indiana Main Street Annual Conference
Downtown Kokomo, IN
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

October 11, 2012
WEBINAR: U.S. EPA Region 5 Availability Session for FFY 13 Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) Grant Proposals
2:00pm-4:00pm EST
Call-in number: (866) 299-3188
Passcode: 3128866222#
Review Guidelines and FAQs at: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/news/index.htm
RSVP to Jan Pels at Pels.Jan@epamail.epa.gov

October 14-16, 2012
Center for Community Progress 2012 Land Bank Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan
To learn more, view the conference program, or register, visit the conference website.
For more information, contact Beth Zgoda, Policy Analyst at the Northeast-Midwest Institute

October 22, 2012
WEBINAR: U.S. EPA FFY13 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant Guidelines
2:00pm EST
Call-in for Audio: 866-299-3188/code 202-566-2773
Webinar Location: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/awpguidelines/

October 25, 2012
Local Officials CDBG Training
Rushville, IN
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

November 7, 2012
CDBG Economic Development Training
Indiana Government Center South
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

November 13, 2012
3pm EST
WEBINARS:  National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) "Our Town" Grants Applications
See arts.gov for more information and/or contact Beth Zgoda, Policy Analyst at the Northeast-Midwest Institute

November 30, 2012
OCRA DR2 Competitive Clearance Program Round 2 Awards Announced
http://www.in.gov/ocra/2307.htm

December 1 and December 13, 2012
U.S. EPA Environmental Justice Small Grant Pre-Application Calls
See this page for more information and/or contact Beth Zgoda, Policy Analyst at the Northeast-Midwest Institute

December 11, 2012
ITRC Project Risk Management Internet Training
http://www.itrcweb.org/ibt.asp#ProRiskMan


 

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.