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Welcome to the Indiana Brownfields Program. Our mission is to encourage and assist investment in the redevelopment of brownfield properties by helping communities via educational, financial, technical and legal assistance to identify and mitigate environmental barriers that impede local economic growth.
U.S. EPA Brownfield Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, Cleanup (ARC) Grant Round: Getting Started Preparing your ARC Proposal Early December 4, 2013 - Webinar: National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP) Tips for Successful Brownfields Grant Proposals. To register, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2041533962606521857 December 10, 2013 - Webinar: FFY14 U.S. EPA ARC National
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST
The webinar will be held using Adobe Connect https://epa.connectsolutions.com/fy14_arc/
December 30, 2013 - Deadline to request from the Indiana Brownfields Program the required State Acknowledgement Letters/Petroleum Eligibility Determinations for the U.S. EPA Brownfields ARC Grant Proposals. Request Form is available here. January 22, 2014 - Deadline for the U.S. EPA Brownfields ARC Grant Proposals. See http://epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm. FY2014 Assessment Guideline Checklist (pdf) Free Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) program assistance at http://www.ksutab.org. TAB Program Grant Writing Tips for EPA Brownfield Grants available at http://www.engg.ksu.edu/CHSR/outreach/resources/docs/GrantWritingTipsforTab09022008.pdf. TAB EZ on-line grant writing tool available at http://www.tabez.org. TAB Webinars will be available at https://www.ksutab.org/education/resources. Presentations from the co-hosted TAB EPA Brownfields Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop held at the BSU Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 28, 2013 available at http://engg.ksu.edu/CHSR/outreach/tab/workshops/20130828BF Indianapolis IN.html BSU Center for Business and Economic Research's EPA Brownfield Grant Writers' Tool available at http://brownfield cberdata.org
Miscellaneous news and resources:
Indiana 2013 Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program co-hosted workshop materials available here State & Local Resources web links listed under the National Brownfields 2013 Conference/Economic Redevelopment Forum/Stakeholder Marketplace/Resources Directory
Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) low-cost flexible funding still available
Indiana Brownfields Program Automotive Sector Brownfields Assessment Initiative State Revolving Fund Loan Program Funding: Brownfield Remediation Nonpoint Source Projects Fact Sheet Tax Incentives A Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Brownfields Redevelopment Read the Brownfields Bulletin Summer 2013 Issue Check out our Sustainability Initiative Web page U.S. EPA Resource on State and Local Government Brownfield Acquisitions Creating Community-Based Brownfields Redevelopment Strategies Guide Free assistance with project planning, grant applications, RFPs, contractor selection, etc. The IDEM Remediation Closure Guide Nonrule Policy Document and Remediation Program Guide (RPG) are effective now and are published in the Indiana Register. New U.S. EPA Brownfield Guidance Documents available here Two New U.S. EPA Urban Agriculture Guidance Documents available here New U.S. EPA Report on Petroleum Brownfields U.S. EPA Region 5 Superfund Greener Cleanup Implementation Strategy
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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.