The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) released the Notice of Allocation Availability (NOAA) for the calendar year (CY) 2015 round of the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Brownfields team would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming Brownfields Grant Writing Workshops: Helping Applicants Understand Grant Requirements. The workshops are designed to assist local governments and nonprofit organizations to better understand the proposal criteria and selection process for EPA's brownfields assessment, revolving loan fund and cleanup grants.
The ARC brownfield grants may be used to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants (including hazardous substances co-mingled with petroleum). Opportunities for funding are as follows:
• Brownfields Assessment Grants: Each funded up to $200,000 over three years; Assessment Coalitions are funded up to $600,000 over three years
• Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund Grants: Each funded up to $1,000,000 over five years
• Brownfields Cleanup Grants: Each funded up to $200,000 over three years.
Application Deadline:December 18, 2015
Join the CDFA California Financing Roundtable for the third annual conference on November 19, 2015 in Sacramento, California as we focus on "Development Finance Solutions That Work." This conference offers many timely and interesting topics including a session titled District Based Development Finance: Tools that Work.
The Center for Creative Land Recycling, in partnershp with the Washington Dept. of Ecology, the NEBC, and the U.S. EPA will be holding a half day workshop aimed to provide attendees with an overview of the process of reusing vacant, abandoned, blighted, and contaminated properties. This workshop is designed for community members in private, nonprofit and local government sector.
The DEC Brownfield Assessment and Cleanup (DBAC) request period is now open for project work beginning in July 2015. DEC continues to assist Alaskan communities across the state by conducting environmental site assessments and cleanups at qualifying brownfield sites. In 2014, our work included site assessments, a limited cleanup effort, and characterization/cleanup planning. A DBAC is intended to help reduce the environmental uncertainties or conditions that hinder the reuse or redevelopment of a brownfield.
The EPA's RE-Powering America's Land Initiative has just released an updated version of the RE-Powering Mapper tool, providing preliminary screening results for renewable energy potential at contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites tracked by the EPA and select state agencies. The RE-Powering Initiative expanded the scope of its mapping tool and has now screened over 80,000 sites for renewable energy potential. Working in collaboration with the U.S.
EPA is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for projects that will advance EPA’s water quality and environmental justice goals. Proposed projects will address urban runoff pollution through diverse partnerships that produce multiple community benefits, with emphasis on underserved communities. Project activities must take place within one of the Eligible Geographic Areas, as illustrated on the interactive map provided on the Urban Waters Small Grants mapping website at http://www2.epa.gov/
Due Date: November 20th, 2015
The October 14th webinar focuses on two highly successful equitable development models of community ownership and wealth building. This is a hands-on opportunity to learn from local leaders. Gain an insider’s view of these pioneering community building strategies, practical tools and know-how. Participants will learn about Evergreen Worker Cooperatives, flourishing for-profit green businesses, and the ways that the companies are building equity and wealth and retaining financial resources in the community. Participants will also learn about Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative’s Community Land Trust, Dudley Neighbors Incorporated, and the challenges of creating a thriving urban village with permanent affordable housing, a community greenhouse and farm, and other amenities.