October 4, 2023

Solicitations Open for EPA Brownfield Grants

The Kentucky League of Cities partners with the Kentucky Brownfield Program to provide resources and tools to cities. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced solicitations for FY 2024 Brownfield Grants. Offerings include multipurpose grants, community-wide assessment grants, assessment coalition grants, and cleanup grants. For more information on registration and submittal, visit Solicitations for Brownfield Grants | US EPA

For additional information on types of grants, visit Types of EPA Brownfield Grant Funding. Applications are due Nov. 13, 2023.

• Multipurpose grant guidelines - Funding up to $1M • Community-wide assessment grant guidelines - Funding up to $500K • Assessment coalition grant guidelines - Funding up to $1.5M • Cleanup grant guidelines - Funding up to $500K, $2M, and $5M 

Helpful Webinars 

Recordings of two recent webinars on Brownfield grant applications are available here.

Rake it in, KY: Tips for a Successful EPA Brownfield Application -  Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST - REGISTER HERE 

UPCOMING EVENT: Roots of Revival: Nurturing Community Involvement in Redevelopment -  Sunday, Oct. 15 | 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST Preconference - REGISTER HERE 

This is a free pre-conference seminar being held before the 2023 Governor's Conference on Energy & the Environment in Lexington on Oct. 16 & 17. Community involvement plays a pivotal role in successful redevelopment projects. This session aims to explore the significance of community engagement and provide strategies you can take home to help engage in meaningful dialogue and collaboration with your community throughout every stage of the redevelopment process. Learn how engaging local residents, businesses, and organizations can contribute to the social, economic, and environmental revitalization of blighted areas. 

Click here for information and full conference details.

Kentucky Brownfield Program - Contact Information

Lynn True, Program Coordinator: Lynn.True@ky.gov 

Kiersten O'Leary, Education and Outreach Coordinator: Kierstenm.oleary@ky.gov 

Ben Applegate, Brownfield GIS Coordinator: Benjamin.Applegate@ky.gov 

Website: Brownfields - Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet