Hoosier Brownfield Remediation Efforts Receive Boost

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The grants will support efforts in communities including North Vernon. (Image courtesy of the city of North Vernon) The grants will support efforts in communities including North Vernon. (Image courtesy of the city of North Vernon)

Six communities and organizations in Indiana have received a share of nearly $2.3 million in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In all, the agency issued grants to 172 recipients for brownfield site revitalization efforts.

The funding will help support local government redevelopment of contaminated properties that are vacant or unused. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says "EPA is committed to working with communities to redevelop Brownfields sites which have plagued their neighborhoods. EPA's Assessment and Cleanup grants target communities that are economically disadvantaged and include places where environmental cleanup and new jobs are most needed. These grants leverage considerable infrastructure and other investments, improving local economies and creating an environment where jobs can grow."

The Indiana recipients include:

  • Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission - $475,000 grant - study properties with redevelopment potential in the Greensburg Industrial-Commercial District, Madison Ohio River District, North Vernon Downtown District and Miller Corridor in Shelbyville
  • City of Bloomington - $300,000 grant - brownfield redevelopment efforts in the B-Line Trail Corridor
  • City of Connersville - $300,000 grant - efforts involving the West Industrial/Central Business District and the Whitewater River Trail Area
  • City of Logansport, Fulton County and Eel Township - $600,000 grant - efforts with properties in downtown Logansport, downtown Rochester and rural areas in Fulton County
  • City of Indianapolis - $300,000 grant - support redevelopment efforts in the Indy East Promise Zone and the Twin Aire and Sherman Park corridors
  • Madison County Council of Governments - $300,000 grant - investigate properties in Alexandria, Anderson and Elwood

You can connect to the full list of recipients by clicking here.

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