City Awarded $300,000 EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant
The City was awarded a $300,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for brownfields assessment. The funding is provided to communities to assess, clean up and redevelop underutilized properties while protecting public health and the environment. Paul Forgey, Director of Planning & Development Services, stated, “Albany is fortunate to receive these funds from the EPA. The Brownfields Assessment grant will help the City identify and inventory contaminated sites and create a strategy to put them back into productive use.”
The Brownfields Program targets communities that are economically disadvantaged and provides funding and assistance to transform blighted sites into assets that can generate jobs and spur economic growth. “EPA’s Brownfields Program expands the ability of communities to recycle vacant and abandoned properties for new, productive reuses, using existing infrastructure," said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. "These grants leverage other public and private investments, and improve local economies through property cleanup and redevelopment.”
For more information, please contact Paul Forgey, Director of Planning & Development Services at 229.438.3965.