Upcoming Brownfields Conferences and Training Events
Brownfields 101 Workshop
May 17, 2016 ~ 9:00 AM to 4 PM MDT
Roswell Convention & Civic Center
912 N. Main St., Roswell
This workshop is designed to help you:
State and national representatives will be on hand to discuss funding and other resources available to your community.
Cost is free and lunch will be provided, but registration is requested by May 13.
For more information and to register visit the workshop webpage:
Brownfields 101 Webinar
June 7, 2016 ~ 1:00 to 3:00 PM MDT
To register, go to the webinar webpage at: https://www.ksutab.org/education/webinars/
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August 9, 2016 - Brownfields Workshop for Real Estate Professionals
Santa Fe Community College
This workshop is targeted at real estate professionals, lenders, and developers:
More details and registration info will be added soon.
Check back for updates on Brownfields funding opportunites.
EPA Brownfields Grant Funding:
A brownfield is a property whose redevelopment is complicated by the presence of contamination or perceived contamination. It could be an old gas station, vacant motel, former industrial site, an abandoned dump, etc.
Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties can restore the environment, reduce health risks, eliminate blight, revitalize downtowns, create jobs, increase local tax bases, and create a sense of community pride.
Luna Lodge on Route 66, Albuquerque. Remediated in 2012
|NMED can assist your community with its brownfield redevelopment project.|
Targeted Brownfields Assessment (TBA)
NMED offers free environmental evaluations of brownfield properties. Services include:
Local government units, tribal governments, quasi-public entities (such as community development organizations), and non-profit entities are eligible to request a TBA.
NMED considers the following criteria in prioritizing requests: feasibility of property redevelopment or reuse, potential economic/environmental/health benefits to the community, project timetable, and availability of funding.
EPA Region 6 also provides TBA services in the event that NMED cannot currently accommodate your request.
Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund
It is usually easier to find funding for redevelopment of a site than for cleanup. NMED offers low-interest loans with favorable terms that can be used for remediating contamination at an eligible brownfield site. The funds may also be used for asbestos removal or abatement. The availability of cleanup funding can leverage the other funding needed – on average, $18 for every dollar of brownfields funding.
Contact us to discuss the eligibility of your project and the application process.
Brownfield redevelopment requires community planning, environmental expertise, public and private partners, and familiarity with a myriad of potential sources of assistance. NMED can help you connect to the resources you need to make your project a Brownfields success story.
Assistance is also available through EPA’s Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program.
Participants who successfully complete the VRP receive site closure documentation from NMED and liability protection for lenders and future purchasers.