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RI DEM Receives $200,000 in
Brownfields Assessment Grant Funding
For KeepSpace Communities
The US Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded RIDEM a $200,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant for hazardous substances assessments for use on a community-wide basis. This grant funding is targeted towards Rhode Island's KeepSpace Communities in Providence, Pawtucket/Central Falls, Cranston and Westerly.
DEM plans to use the funding to continue the successful momentum gained from years of brownfields experience and to support those communities most in need, our KeepSpace Communities. DEM will carry out a minimum of 8 site assessment tasks in these communities. Site selection criteria will be determined based on sites prioritized by the KeepSpace Communities and by the DEM Targeted Brownfields Assessment Application. The application process is a competitive process and potential sites are scored based upon numerous factors used to determine the extent to which a property is underutilized, as well as site assessment costs, existence of a reuse plan (which includes sustainable reuse), financial incentives offered by the applicant, leveraging of funds for cleanup, and the applicants community involvement process.
DEM will be reaching out to the KeepSpace Communities during the next few months to initiate the site selection process.
Questions and requests for assessment applications should be directed to Cindy Gianfrancesco at 401-222-4700, ext. 7126 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be submitted to Cynthia Gianfrancesco, RI DEM, Office of Waste Management, 235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908.
2012 Competitive Grant Documents
FY 2012 DEM Grant Application to EPA
DEM Soliciting Applications for Targeted Brownfields Assessment Projects - Deadline November 3rd
2011 Competitive Grant Documents
Brownfields Assessment Presentation, Sept. 2011
FY 2011 DEM Grant Application to EPA
2009 Competitive Grant Documents
2009 Coalition Assessment Grant Application to US EPA
2009 Coalition Assessment Appendices
EPA 2009 Grant Fact Sheet
Free Environmental Site Assessments Fact Sheet- in English and Spanish
2008 Competitive Grant Documents
US EPA 2008 Brownsfield Fact Sheet
June 25 Public Meeting
RI DEM's 2008 Petroleum Assessment Grant Application to US EPA ($200,000)
RI DEM's 2008 Hazardous Substances Assessment Grant Application to US EPA ($200,000)
2007 Competitive Grant Documents
July 18, 2007 Public Meeting on Assessment Grant
Public Meeting Minutes from July 18, 2007
RI DEM's Assessment Grant Application to US EPA (December 2006)
US EPA Brownfields 2007 Grant Fact Sheet