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Brownfields Program Accomplishments

EPA's Brownfields Program continually measures progress and reports results in order to track the Program's performance. This page contains information about Brownfields accomplishments both through the history of the program and over specific periods of performance. The accomplishments in the following table result from several types of brownfields grants, including assessment, cleanup, Revolving Loan Fund, and State and Tribal grants.

Summary of Brownfields Program Accomplishment as of April 1, 2014
Performance Measures FY 2014 Targets FY 2014 Accomplishments Cumulative Accomplishments
Properties Assessed 1,200 1,110 21,764
Jobs Leveraged* 5,000 7,219 97,500
Dollars Leveraged** $1.2B $0.58M $21.3B
ACRES Made Ready for Anticipated Reuse 3,000 4,295 44,822

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Accomplishments

President Obama signed into law The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act(Recovery Act) on February 21, 2009 to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Act is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression. It includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need. Under the Act, Section 1512 requires recipients to provide detailed information on the use of Recovery Act funds to the granting federal agency. The following table provides a summary of Brownfields Recovery Act accomplishments.

Summary of Browfields Recovery Act Accomplishment as of October 1, 2013
Performance Measures ARRA Targets ARRA Accomplishments Percentage of Targets Accomplished
Percentage of participants obtaining from Job Training Centers 65% 1,640
Properties Assessed 500 1,395 279%
Cleanups Completed 30 82 273.3%
Acres Made Ready for Reuse 500 1,566 313.3%
Jobs Leveraged* 2,500 2,815 112.6%
Dollars Leveraged** $450M $488.1M 108.4%
Properties Made Ready for Reuse No targets 263 n/a

To learn more about Recovery Act activities read Brownfields Program Activities Under the Recovery Act. To learn about Brownfields Program activities in your community, see Cleanups in My Community.

*Jobs Leveraged— Number of cleanup and redevelopment jobs leveraged by assessment or cleanup activities conducted with EPA Brownfields funding, as reported by cooperative agreement recipients at a specific property.  These are actual numbers reported by recipients that are based on jobs resulting from environmental work at the site or the redevelopment of the site.

**Dollars Leveraged— Number of additional dollars leveraged by assessment or cleanup activities conducted with EPA Brownfields funding, as reported by cooperative agreement recipients (grantees) at a specific property.

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