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Ali Furmall
(505) 827-0078

Rebecca Cook
(505) 827-0171

 

Upcoming Brownfields Conferences and Training Events

August 9, 2016 - Brownfields Workshop for Real Estate Professionals

Jemez Room, Santa Fe Community College

This workshop is targeted at real estate professionals, lenders, and developers:

  • Learn the benefits and nuances of utilizing Brownfields funding for redevelopment projects
  • Understand liability and options for addressing blighted properties
  • Access available resources to facilitate redevelopment of Brownfield sites.
  • Learn how brownfield revitalization can be part of your community’s economic
    development strategy

 

Cost is FREE and lunch will be provided, but registration is requested by August 1, 2016.

To register, visit the workshop webpage at: https://www.ksutab.org/education/workshops

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Brownfields Funding Opportunities

ANNOUNCING New Request for Proposals- FY 2017 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (BF AWP) Grant Guidelines


EPA is announcing the availability of funding to eligible entities who wish to develop an area-wide plan for Brownfields assessment, cleanup, and subsequent reuse. This funding is for research and/or technical assistance activities directed to one or more Brownfields site(s) located in a specific area (such as a neighborhood, downtown or business district, local commercial corridor, community waterfront or city blocks). Each project funded under this grant must result in an area-wide plan which includes specific plan implementation strategies for assessing, cleaning up, and reusing the Brownfields site(s) as well as related Brownfields and project area revitalization strategies. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 20 projects in total, funded at up to $200,000 each.

The proposal submission deadline is August 10, 2016.

For more information and to download AWP Grant Guidelines visit: Brownfields Current News and Events

 

EPA Brownfields Grant Funding:

https://www.epa.gov/brownfields/types-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.

LunaLodge

 

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:

  • Phase I site assessments
  • Cleanup planning
  • Environmental investigations
    (sampling and analysis)
  • Remediation cost estimates
  • Asbestos and lead paint surveys
 

 

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.

Application forms:

 

Technical Assistance

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.
 

Voluntary Remediation Program

Participants who successfully complete the VRP receive site closure documentation from NMED and liability protection for lenders and future purchasers.

 

BROWNFIELD RESOURCES

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