News & Events

Connecticut Offers New Grant Funding in Brownfield Redevelopment Program

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has issued a Request For Applications (RFA) for a second round of funding in the Brownfield Area-Wide Revitalization Planning Grant Program, which encourages redevelopment in neighborhoods, downtowns, waterfront districts or other sections that contain multiple parcels of brownfields.

For a copy of the RFA please follow this LINK.

New Tax Law in Place – What Impacts on Brownfield Financing?

Charlie Bartsch, Senior Strategist, Communities in Transition provides insight on how the new tax law will affect brownfield financing.

Announcing a New Guide to Assist Communities with the Investment of Available Resources to Leverage Additional Funding

Setting the Stage for Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization

Many communities struggle to find and attract sufficient funding for brownfields redevelopment projects. It can be difficult for communities to identify how best to invest limited local resources. Sound initial investments of local funds can open opportunities for additional public funds and attract the interest and support of outside investors and lead to additional funding. This guide was developed by EPA to assist communities in overcoming the challenges of making sound investment decisions to attract additional resources for community revitalization.

Upcoming Events

​Winning and Managing Brownfield Grants Webinar
March 1, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:15PM EST

Are you looking for funding for a brownfield project?  Thinking about applying for a brownfield grant? Get expert "Tips and Tricks" for writing a successful proposal and find out what you can be doing NOW to position yourself for success. The U.S.E.P.A. and the State of Florida have brownfield programs that provide funding and incentives for brownfields assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment. Funding is limited and competition is intense. This webinar is intended to provide: an explanation of the various federal and state brownfield grants and incentives, expert tips on how a community can position itself for success, and tips on managing a brownfield grant from a successful grantee.

This webinar will be useful for: 

  • Developers
  • Local, county, and regional government officials and their representatives
  • Economic development / redevelopment Agencies
  • Non-profit organization staff and community leaders
  • And others interested in brownfield funding and incentives


     Stephanie Heidt, AICP 
     Intergovernmental/Brownfields Coordinator
     Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council

     Janet M. Peterson, P.G. 
     Senior Project Manager
     Bureau Veritas North America, Inc.

     Nadia Locke, PE, LEED AP
     E-Sciences, Inc.

     Elizabeth Limbrick, LSRP
     Project Manager
     New Jersey Institute of Technology


Lehigh Valley Arts on Brownfields
Site Tour and Networking Event
April 19, 2018, 1:00 – 7:00 PM

Bridgeworks Enterprise Center
905 Harrison St.
Allentown, PA

Learn how the Arts are being used to spark brownfield redevelopment in the Lehigh Valley (PA).  We will meet at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in Allentown and depart via bus for tours of the Artsquest Steelstacks facility in Bethlehem, the Easton Silk Mill in Easton, and the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center (former Mack Truck) facility in Allentown.  Along the way, we will celebrate the successes of these projects and inspire attendees to leverage the Arts to redevelop brownfield sites.  The event will include an interactive discussion with the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, the PADEP, USEPA, BCONE, NJIT TAB and others, followed by a networking reception at the Bridgeworks facility.


Now in its 9th year, the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) will be hosting the Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop (NSCW) 2018 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, New Jersey on May 23, 2018.  The conference brings together experts and attendees to discuss the most current and state of the art approaches and strategies that you will not hear anywhere else. 

 The NSCW's goal is to break new ground, offer new ideas, and posit new concepts on the topics of sustainability, collaboration and leverage, contamination, resiliency, brownfields, technology, and their impact on community revitalization. Our past events have been attended by representatives from government, higher education, professional organizations, and laboratories, as well as attorneys, developers, contractors, and consultants.
Sponsorships available.