Brownfields Program Accomplishments
EPAís Brownfields Program continually measures progress and reports results in order to track the Programís 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.
|Performance Measures||FY 2013 Targets||FY 2013 Accomplishments||Cumulative Accomplishments|
|Acres Made Ready for Reuse||3,000||3,888||39,906|
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act AccomplishmentsPresident 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.
|Performance Measures||ARRA Targets||ARRA Accomplishments||Percentage of Targets Accomplished|
|Properties Made Ready for Reuse||No targets||260||n/a|
|Acres Made Ready for Reuse||500||1,564||312.8%|
|Percentage of Participants Trained
*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.