updated: 5/25/2012 8:03:34 AM
Indianapolis has received $600,000 in federal environmental cleanup grants. The funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes $200,000 to renovate the former National Malleable Castings Company Works site and $400,000 for other cleanup projects.
0 May 24, 2012
(INDIANAPOLIS)– The City of Indianapolis today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded locally a portion of $69.3 million in grants for new investments to provide communities with funding necessary to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, boost local economies, and create jobs while protecting public health.
The 245 grantees include tribes and communities in 39 states across the country. The awards are funded by EPA’s Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) grants, and Revolving Loan Fund Supplemental grants. The grants awarded will assess and clean up abandoned industrial and commercial properties. Nearly half of the grantees this year are new awardees who demonstrate a high level of commitment for undertaking specific projects and leveraging the funding to move those projects forward.
In Indianapolis, the Smart Growth District, focused around the Monon Trail from 16th Street to 25th Street, received two Assessment Grants: $200,000 for hazardous substances and $200,000 for petroleum contamination. Grant funds will be used to prioritize sites and perform about 20 Phase I and five Phase II environmental site assessments. Grant funds also will be used to conduct area-wide planning and community outreach activities.
The City of Indianapolis also received a $200,000 Cleanup Grant for hazardous substances at the former National Malleable Castings Company Works site at 2732 W. Michigan St. The 2.9-acre site was an iron works foundry from 1875 until 1962 and has been vacant since. Grant funds will be used for this site to implement institutional controls and conduct community outreach activities. The site ultimately will be developed into supportive housing and social services for veterans.
Source: Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development