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Tampa, Brooksville Each Get $400K from EPA for Brownfields Cleanup

EPA Awards a Total of $800,000 to Assess and Clean Up Contaminated Sites through New Multi-Purpose Grant Approach

ATLANTA – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator, Gwen Keyes Fleming, will recognize the City of Tampa as the recipient of a $400,000 multi-purpose pilot grant and the City of Brooksville, FL as a recipient of a $400,000 assessment grant for cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties on Thursday, June 7, 2012.

The pilot Multi-Purpose grants, funded by EPA’s Brownfields program, will help recipients to conduct assessments and cleanup activities, and secure funding to eliminate delays in moving from assessment to cleanup. The investments will continue to provide communities with necessary funding to help clean up America’s land, boost local economies and create jobs while protecting public health.

Who: EPA Regional Administrator, Gwen Keyes Fleming, City of Tampa Mayor, Bob Buckhorn and City of Brooksville City Manager, Jennene Norman-Vacha
What: EPA Brownfields Grant Recognition to City of Tampa and City of Brooksville, FL
When: Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 2:30 p.m
Where: City of Tampa lot (across from Encore), 1103 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL

*Inclement weather location:
AMTRAK Lobby, 601 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL

Since inception in 1995, EPA’s brownfields investments have leveraged more than $18.3 billion in cleanup and redevelopment funding from a variety of public and private sources and have resulted in approximately 75,500 jobs. In 2012, EPA awarded $69.3 million to 245 grantees in 39 states across the country to assess and clean up abandoned industrial and commercial properties.

More information on brownfields grants by state

More information on EPA’s Brownfields program

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency