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Ali Furmall
(505) 827-0078

Rebecca Cook
(505) 827-0171




New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Conference

October 28-30, 2015

Hyatt Regency - Albuquerque

The New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Conference (NMIFC) was created to help support the planning and funding of sustainable infrastructure projects throughout New Mexico. The conference offers local entities and individuals the opportunity to meet with key funding agency contacts that can answer questions and provide guidance as they bring their capital projects to reality. Conference participants include local entities, special districts, school districts, tribes and pueblos and private organizations. The Conference is held annually in October.

This year, the NMIFC Conference will be in Albuquerque at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. We are excited to work with the Hyatt this year. The theme of this year’s conference is “20 Years of IFC: Learning from the Past, Investing in the Future.”

EPA Brownfields Funding Opportunity

FY16 Request for Proposals for Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants

These brownfields grants may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum). Opportunities for funding are as follows: Brownfields Assessment Grants (each funded up to $200,000 over three years; Assessment Coalitions are funded up to $600,000 over three years), Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund Grants (each funded up to $1,000,000 over five years), and Brownfields Cleanup Grants (each funded up to $200,000 over three years).

Proposal submission deadline is December 18 , 2015, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

For more information and proposal guidelines:


LunaLodgeA 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:

  • 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.



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