CCLR Webinars Archive

National TAB EZ and MAC Grant Writing Tips

Learn about the new EPA Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup (MAC) brownfields grant competition and key tricks of the trade as you prepare your FY 2019 grant applications. This webinar will also include a "how to" for TAB EZ*. Hosted by the Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR), the KSU Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities Program, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). *TAB EZ is a FREE online tool intended to streamline and simplify the grant writing process when applying for EPA brownfields assessment and cleanup grants. 



Rachel Lentz | U.S. EPA 
Maggie Egbarts | Kansas State University 
Ignacio Dayrit | Center for Creative Land Recycling 
Elizabeth Limbrick | New Jersey Institute of Technology 
Ken Brown | Center for Creative Land Recycling 



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TAB can review drafts of Multipurpose, Asessment, and Cleanup (MAC) grant proposals at no cost! Please contact the TAB provider for your Region provide at least one-week notice of sending drafts for review: 

Cómo aplicar a MAC fondos brownfield para el 2019

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Únete a nuestro equipo de CCLR Puerto Rico, que discutirá las opciones que el programa de brownfield ofrece para el desarrollo de áreas abandonadas y/o contaminadas. Haremos recomendaciones para para abordar las nuevas guías 2019 para la solicitud de fondos en sus diferentes modalidades (evaluaciones, limpieza y usos multiples (MAC por sus siglas en Inglés). Hablaremos de los aspectos claves y el desarrollo de una estrategia para presentar nuestra historia de una manera contundente y de manera convincente.  

Nuestros oradores Sonia Cosme y David Southgate con experiencias exitosas en  la preparación de propuestas de brownfield.   


Sonia Cosme | EDS Puerto Rico  
David Southgate | Center for Creative Land Recycling

PFA'S Slippery Slope or Manageable Risk for Property Transactions and Redevelopment

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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) have been around - in your clothing, cookware, carpets, etc. - since the 1950's, but are new in the brownfields world. The implications on property transactions and redevelopment projects is also new to us. Our panel will discuss the evolving regulatory landscape and the perspective from the insurance industry. We will provide the background and tools to allow the redevelopment community to evaluate and address PFAS risks on projects. So PFAS-en your seat belts as we give you the low-down and tools to evaluate its risks to projects. 


Edward Conti, Principal Geologist, EKI Environment & Water, Inc. 
Virginia Yingling, Hydrogeologist, Minnesota Department of Health & Co-Lead of ITRC PFAS Team 
Trisha Blau, Environmental Services Group Managing Director, Aon Risk Solutions

National Brownfield Leadership Summit Capitol Hill Day Prep

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This webinar covers the Capitol Hill Day of CCLR's National Brownfield Leadership Summit on Wednesday, September 26th. We will be discussing the Brownfields Briefing for Congressional Staff, best practices for Capitol Hill meetings, and answering any questions you may have about our visit to Capitol Hill.


Ken Brown | AKB Strategies and Center for Creative Land Recycling
Matt Ware | Sustainable Strategies DC

Cómo aplicar a fondos brownfield para el 2019

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Les invitamos a un webinar sobre los lineamientos para la solicitud de subsidios de fondos brownfield para el 2019. El webinar ofrecerá una revisión detallada para proyectos de evaluación y limpieza de brownfields. El propósito es ayudar a que los aplicantes conozcan los programas de la Oficina de Brownfields de la EPA y puedan aplicar para las solicitudes de fondos del 2019. 


Nuestros oradores Sonia Cosme y David Southgate con experiencias exitosas en  la preparación de propuestas de brownfield.  

Sonia Cosme | EDS Puerto Rico 
David Southgate | Center for Creative Land Recycling

New Riffs on TIFs Lessons in Innovative Financing from Detroit

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Additional Resources: Catalytic development: (Re)creating walkable urban places pdf, (Re)creating walkable urban places article


Detroit, Michigan has been using Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for 40 years to finance the redevelopment of a variety of properties and spur economic development across the city. Despite the use of this powerful tool and a local economy on the rebound, the redevelopment of many iconic buildings and properties in Detroit has not been economically viable. Learn how the City of Detroit and Bedrock Detroit/Quicken Loans have addressed these barriers by working to “supercharge” TIF and maintain a robust public process to create transformational redevelopment projects for the City of Detroit and the State of Michigan.


Brian Vosburg | Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
Jared Fleisher | Quicken Loans
RJ Wolney | Bedrock

Rocket Science Brownfields NASA Technology for Remediation

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It might actually be rocket science! Join NASA collaborators ecoSPEARS and Intrinsyx on a webinar about cost-effective, in-situ technologies that remediate PCBs, chlorinated solvents, metals, and other toxins. 
Phytoremediation is EPA accepted for many different types of pollution. Intrinsyx uses naturally occurring tree bacterial endophytes that can result in faster tree growth and establishment, resulting in faster clean up and improved tree survival. 
ecoSPEARS provides a cradle-to-grave system for removing and destroying the world’s deadliest and most persistent toxins, including PCBs, with minimal impact to the environment and wildlife. 
Learn how these may work locally on your sites at a fraction of the cost of conventional remediation methods.



Ignacio Dayrit | Center for Creative Land Recycling
John Freeman | Intrinsyx

Phillip Reagin | ecoSPEARS

Phil Maloney | ecoSPEARS


Writers of the Best ARC

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Another year, another crop of successful grantees. Get a head start on the ARC grant application period, and understand how the BUILD Act may change the guidelines. Hear what our speakers have learned from their crusades on ARC grant applications, and receive grant writing advice from expert grant writers from around the country! 



Camille Swezy | Sierra Institute
Chris Gdak | Stantec
Eileen Christensen | BEC Environmental, Inc.
Mathew Reimer | City of Milwaukee

Put a Beer on It! Brownfields to Brewfields Redevelopment

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Hops, Barley, Water and Contamination... You've heard about brownfields, but do you know about brewfields? Local and national brewing companies are setting up shop on top of redeveloped brownfields. From EPA to IPA, come hear from experts about successful projects in North Carolina, Virginia and Idaho and what it took to open the brewery door. 


Sarah Fraser | New Belgium Brewing 
Dave McCormack | Waukeshaw Development 
Meade Anderson | Virginia Department of Environmental Quality 
Steve Gill | Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

New Economy Techniques to Reduce Risk and Catalyze Rural and Small Town Redevelopment

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Rural areas, declining small towns, and isolated neighborhoods within cities can all be challenging places to launch a redevelopment project. Due to stagnating economic conditions, the risk of investing in a redevelopment project can be very high. And yet, these neighborhoods are often the ones that need an economic boost or property facelift the most. Are rural areas, small towns, and isolated neighborhoods destined to decay, or to wait until the market changes (which may never happen)? 

In such situations, thinkers like E.F. Schumacher, (Small is Beautiful) encourage us to avoid common best practices for land reuse and to think smaller and more locally to build the necessary momentum for revitalization. Using a suite of techniques known as "New Economy" strategies, developers can begin to think differently about how to mitigate the risks associated with projects in areas that are otherwise unlikely to be developed. With only a few small changes to how we think about land reuse in rural areas, it is possible to generate organic momentum around traditional and non-traditional projects. 


Michael Fortunato | Creative Insight Community Development 
Bruce Balfour | Creative Insight Community Development